Jesper Koll, renowned economist and “Japan’s eternal optimist,” shares why we should be optimistic about Japan’s future now. Mr. Koll will play an active role in this year’s G1 Global Conference and is a member of the G1 Global Advisory Board.

This video is the first in a series connecting the G1 Summit in March to the G1 Global in September. We asked global leaders their opinions about the challenges and opportunities facing Japan, and for their advice as to how young leaders should pursue a global career.