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How Inbound Tourism and the Sharing Economy are Transforming Japan

March 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Please join us at Stanford University for a talk on "How Inbound Tourism and the Sharing Economy are Transforming Japan" with speaker Seth R. Sulkin.   

With sluggish domestic demand, persistent deflation and a rapidly falling working population, Japan’s economy faces major challenges, but the boom in inbound visitors and new IT-related business are transforming the country.  Seth Sulkin will talk about how Japan’s economy is benefitting from the inbound boom and how the sharing economy and technology could mitigate Japan’s demographic challenges.

Seth R. Sulkin is President and CEO of Pacifica Capital K.K., a Tokyo-based developer of hotels and commercial properties with more than 20 years of real estate investment experience in Japan.  In November 2017, he opened the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho, the first lifestyle hotel in Japan and has several other hotels in development in major Japanese cities.

Mr. Sulkin is a member of the Executive Committee of Urban Land Institute Japan, chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s Integrated Resort Task Force and co-chair of the Real Estate Committee.  Fluent in Japanese, he received a Master’s Degree from Stanford University’s Center for East Asian Studies.

Professor Richard B. Dasher, Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center, will serve as moderator.

Lunch included.

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Free, but ADVANCED registration required.  Please register by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 9th.

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US-Asia Technology Management center, Center for East Asian Studies
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