Guest Speaker: Koichi Iwamoto, Senior Analyst, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group, METI

Mar 12, 2014


Koichi Iwamoto, a senior analyst at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), visited Professor Emi Osono's class on 'Competitiveness and Clusters' on February 20.

Mr Iwamoto gave an interactive presentation in which he demonstrated to Prof. Osono's students examples of best practice in industrial cluster initiatives. Mr Iwamoto, who represents the Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group at METI, showed how cluster initiatives operate both on a small scale, under regional economic policies, as well as on a larger scale in Japan and abroad.