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How Geopolitical Outliers and Black Swan Scenarios will Reshape Japan

Friday 08 Mar | 08.00 - 09.30

As the world looks to prepare for a busy 2024 and beyond, the BCCJ is pleased to welcome Control Risks to share their insights and expertise. Monitoring geo-political, security and integrity risks around the world, the teams at Control Risks Japan will share their thoughts on some of key outliers and black swan scenarios which could have a particular impact on Japan, and what these might mean for your company. Joining Control Risks Japan on the panel is a representative from NSK Ltd., who will share insights from a legal and compliance perspective.

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Members: ¥5,000

Non Members: ¥7,500

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Written by Sam Maddicott

In 2024, the sheer number and diversity of geopolitical disruptions will test the resilience of risk management functions on a new level.

A number of high-profile elections will shape the global economy and new world order, none more notable than an all-but-confirmed repeat Trump-Biden showdown. Meanwhile, Taiwan’s recent election of William Lai presents a formidable challenge for one of Japan’s closest neighbours and allies, as it navigates the delicate balance of maintaining independence whilst continuing to test an already strained US-China relationship. So how will such geopolitical outliers concern companies in Japan? And where might commercial opportunities emerge and conversely be taken away?

As the world looks to prepare for a busy 2024 and beyond, the BCCJ is pleased to welcome Control Risks to share their insights and expertise on the morning of March 8 over a specially-plated breakfast at the Tokyo EDITION Toranomon. Monitoring geo-political, security and integrity risks around the world, the teams at Control Risks Japan will share their thoughts on some of key outliers and black swan scenarios which could have a particular impact on Japan, and what these might mean for your company. Joining Control Risks Japan on the panel is a representative from NSK Ltd., who will share insights from a legal and compliance perspective.

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SPEAKERS

Takashi Okabe | Partner, Control Risks

Takashi Okabe is a Partner at Control Risks. He currently leads our Tokyo office, overseeing the delivery of solutions and services to clients in Japan. He has over 20 years of experience in the consultancy industry.

Takashi holds a bachelor’s degree in policy management in Keio University and has completed the Executive Leadership Programme at Oxford University. He has published numerous articles on globalisation strategy and organisational structure alignment for Japanese companies, and has conducted lectures on business risks in emerging markets.

Takashi Okabe | Partner, Control Risks

Takashi Okabe is a Partner at Control Risks. He currently leads our Tokyo office, overseeing the delivery of solutions and services to clients in Japan. He has over 20 years of experience in the consultancy industry.

Takashi holds a bachelor’s degree in policy management in Keio University and has completed the Executive Leadership Programme at Oxford University. He has published numerous articles on globalisation strategy and organisational structure alignment for Japanese companies, and has conducted lectures on business risks in emerging markets.

Stephen Norris | Partner, Control Risks

Stephen Norris is a Partner based in Tokyo and covers South-East Asia analyses for Control Risks’ subscription services. He also provides regular media commentary on political, economic and security issues in South-East Asia. Prior to joining Control Risks, Stephen was based in Taiwan as a political and business reporter for The China Post and as a freelance writer for the Taipei Times (national daily newspapers). Stephen also previously worked for Jane’s Information Group, a consultancy focused on defence, terrorism and intelligence issues.

Stephen holds an undergraduate degree in sociology with politics from the University of Leicester and a master’s of science in Chinese business and politics from Sheffield University. He speaks conversational Mandarin.

Stephen Norris | Partner, Control Risks

Stephen Norris is a Partner based in Tokyo and covers South-East Asia analyses for Control Risks’ subscription services. He also provides regular media commentary on political, economic and security issues in South-East Asia. Prior to joining Control Risks, Stephen was based in Taiwan as a political and business reporter for The China Post and as a freelance writer for the Taipei Times (national daily newspapers). Stephen also previously worked for Jane’s Information Group, a consultancy focused on defence, terrorism and intelligence issues.

Stephen holds an undergraduate degree in sociology with politics from the University of Leicester and a master’s of science in Chinese business and politics from Sheffield University. He speaks conversational Mandarin.

Michael van Zyl | Associate Director, Control Risks

Michael van Zyl is based in Tokyo and leads Control Risks’ business intelligence practice for Japan. He focuses on due diligence, asset tracing, dispute support and investigations related to companies and individuals in Greater China and Japan. With more than 15 years’ experience in the media and consulting industries, Michael’s technical specialities are compliance and risk management consulting, corporate governance assessment, and managing complex multi-jurisdictional projects.

Before joining Control Risks, Michael worked as the chief compliance officer of a Shanghai-based research consultancy where he was engaged in compliance training, policy drafting, contract review and regulatory research. He started his career as a financial journalist. Michael holds a master’s degree in finance and financial law from the Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS) at SOAS, University of London, and a bachelor’s degree in financial analysis from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Michael van Zyl | Associate Director, Control Risks

Michael van Zyl is based in Tokyo and leads Control Risks’ business intelligence practice for Japan. He focuses on due diligence, asset tracing, dispute support and investigations related to companies and individuals in Greater China and Japan. With more than 15 years’ experience in the media and consulting industries, Michael’s technical specialities are compliance and risk management consulting, corporate governance assessment, and managing complex multi-jurisdictional projects.

Before joining Control Risks, Michael worked as the chief compliance officer of a Shanghai-based research consultancy where he was engaged in compliance training, policy drafting, contract review and regulatory research. He started his career as a financial journalist. Michael holds a master’s degree in finance and financial law from the Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS) at SOAS, University of London, and a bachelor’s degree in financial analysis from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Ruriko Yoshida | Operating Officer, Head of Legal and Compliance Division Headquarters, NSK Ltd.

Ruriko Yoshida heads the legal and compliance division, based in the Tokyo headquarters of NSK Ltd, a global machinery manufacturer. Ruriko joined NSK Ltd. in 1991. She gained about 18 years’ experience at the company’s finance division where she was involved in key projects, including the introduction of J-SOX and the adoption of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Ruriko also conducted talent management for NSK Ltd.’s management team in various regional headquarters worldwide. She was previously Deputy Head of Corporate Planning, Head Office and has been in her current position since April 2022.

Ruriko Yoshida | Operating Officer, Head of Legal and Compliance Division Headquarters, NSK Ltd.

Ruriko Yoshida heads the legal and compliance division, based in the Tokyo headquarters of NSK Ltd, a global machinery manufacturer. Ruriko joined NSK Ltd. in 1991. She gained about 18 years’ experience at the company’s finance division where she was involved in key projects, including the introduction of J-SOX and the adoption of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Ruriko also conducted talent management for NSK Ltd.’s management team in various regional headquarters worldwide. She was previously Deputy Head of Corporate Planning, Head Office and has been in her current position since April 2022.