With more than twenty-seven percent of the Japanese population aged 65 or older, Japan has become the world’s first superaged country. Mounting healthcare costs face an ever-diminishing workforce and full-time worker tax-base. The region and the world at large face these same challenges some nations sooner than others. The world is aging and more and more demanding
better healthcare and better solutions. The Government of Japan’s Growth Strategy focuses on several key industry sectors, industry developments in “Healthcare Innovation” are central to the overall strategy. Kazumi Nishikawa will explain Japan’s healthcare innovation policy, focusing on quality digital health as well as elderly care and support. He will also explain the strategy and institutional structure that will be needed to support businesses to invest, including foreign players, into critical healthcare innovations in Japan.
Join us to discuss these and other issues impacting the market today and in the coming years. If you are in the healthcare industry, this event is a must.
Kazumi Nishikawa received his BA, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo in 1996. He completed his studies at Georgetown University Law Center in 2004 and is a licensed Attorney at Law in New York State, USA. Mr. Nishikawa has served in many positions in the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) over the years. His last position was as Director for Trade Strategy, Trade Policy Bureau and Director for the Global Economic Policy Unit in the Minister's Secretariat. He assumed his current position as Director, Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group in July 2017.
William Bishop, Chair
Marie Kissel, Vice Chair
ACCJ Medical Devices and Diagnostics Subcommittee
John W. Carlson III, Chair
William Bishop, Andrew Joyce, Yuko Kidoguchi, Takeo Morooka, Toshio Nagase, R. Byron Sigel, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Healthcare Committee
Eiji Sasahara, Chair
Seiji Inada, Marc Fuoti, Vice Chairs
ACCJ Digital Health Subcommittee
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