Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo: Creating the Future City – Tokyo’s Vision and Action


We are delighted to welcome Mr Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo, to share with members of the Japan Society his vision for Tokyo as a sustainable global city. Governor Masuzoe will discuss development plans for the next four years as well as looking ahead at the legacy by which the success of the Games will be measured. Mr Masuzoe will speak for about 20 minutes, after which he will take questions from the audience.

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock out stage and with the stunning impact made by the Japanese team, eyes are beginning to turn to Japan, host to the 2019 tournament. Tokyo will feature as one of the rugby venues then take centre stage for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Yoichi Masuzoe was elected Governor of Tokyo in February 2014, standing as an independent. From 2007-2009 he served as Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare before leaving the LDP to set up the New Renaissance Party in 2010.

Before his election to the House of Councillors in 2001, Mr Masuzoe was assistant professor at the University of Tokyo from 1979 and, after leaving the university in 1989, established the Masuzoe Institute of Political Economy.

Date: Friday 30 October 2015, 4.00pm
Venue: Oriental Club, 11 Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES

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