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Reforming capitalism, going digital and going green:
Does Japan Hold Answers?

University of Oxford
17-18 February 2023
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About the conference

Two Days of Talks and Networking 
17-18 Feb 2023
08:45 am

Japan and the U.K. are very different countries. However, despite their differences, they share many important economic and societal challenges. 


In this two-day conference, we go behind the U.K. headlines on inflation, cost of living crises, and interest rates to ask - what can we learn from the Japanese experience of our shared challenges? For example, productivity and investment, 'leveling up', digital and green transformation, and the common quest to reform capitalism and build a new 'growth model'.

We bring together speakers from Japan and Europe, across the academic, business, and political spectrum to help develop shared solutions to our shared problems. 

This event is organised by the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, in cooperation with the Saïd Business School and the Embassy of Japan in the U.K.

The Conference
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Speakers and Session Chairs

Proud to bring talent together from across the business, political and academic spheres.

Conference Theme


Calls for the reform of capitalism have grown louder in recent years.  In 2021 Japan’s incoming Prime Minister Kishida Fumio called for Japan to adopt a ‘new form of capitalism’ with four priority areas: people; science, technology and innovation (STI); startups; and digital and green transformation.  Investors reacted swiftly to the word ‘distribution’ and the value of shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange plunged by almost 7 percent.  Japan’s quest to reform capitalism and to create a more sustainable ‘growth model,’ and the ensuing tensions, have echoes in other economies, including the UK.

The conference brings together experts from Japan and in the Japanese economy, with non-Japan specialists to engage in a public conversation about reforming capitalism, and digital and green transformation.  It will be held over a day and a half – Friday 17 February and Saturday 18 February – at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, free of charge and open to the public.  The conference is organized by the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies with the support of the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. 

View the Programme Here

About Nissan






Finding Us

Our conference takes place at the Saïd Business School in the heart of Oxford City centre. 

By TrainOxford Station is located right next to our venue. Distance 1 min on foot

By Bus/CoachGloucester Green Station is located a short walk from the venue. Distance 7 mins on foot

By Car: Public and private parking is available in Oxford city centre. Park-and-ride facilities are also located nearby.


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