Japan faces the challenge of balancing growth and social welfare while tackling mounting national debt as the fastest ageing society in the world. The tragedy of 3/11 offers Japan an opportunity to remake itself. What should be the future direction of political leadership in this country?

G1 Global Conference 2011

Plenary Session I – The Rebirth of Japan: the Political Landscape


Yoriko Kawaguchi
Member of the House of Councillors

Keiro Kitagami
Member of the House of Representatives

Heizo Takenaka
Director, Global Security Research Institute at Keio University
Professor, Faculty of Policy Management


Nik Gowing
Main Presenter, BBC World News