Greetings for the New Year 2019

Happy New Year. I would like to start off by wishing you all a wonderful new year.
A year and a half has already passed since I assumed my post as chairperson of JIPA. Even within this short period of time, we've seen technology and markets undergo steady transformations, and the outline of a new age is visible just over the horizon. Looking back at recent economic conditions, the monetary and fiscal policies enacted in Japan have led the economic climate to a slow but certain trend toward recovery. Furthermore, although there were significant environmental changes in the economy caused by the shifts in power balances and the emergence of anti-globalism, advanced nations have led the way in economic growth, and the overall economic environment has, for the most part, demonstrated robust growth, including that of emerging nations.

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[Update 2019-01-08 ]