One-hour joint interview on Japanese TV NHK. Dealing with extreme disruptions.

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First program: Sep. 24, 2011 (plus multiple schedules in the fall).

Dealing with Extreme Disruptions
– Are We Ready for Anything? –

This edition of Asian Voices comes to you from a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China. The disaster in Japan this past March had a great impact not only on Japan, but across the entire world. Disruptions in global supply chains reminded us again of just how connected global business has become. The incident at the Japanese nuclear power plants has compelled countries around the world to review their energy policies. Today, with the advance of globalization, we face the high risk that natural disasters, financial emergencies, and political instabilities in one part of the world can spark global crises. What can be done to prevent such crises? And what is the best way to respond quickly and appropriately when they do happen, while minimizing the risks? We have a panel of global business leaders and risk management experts ready to discuss these issues.


Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa, USA
Yorihiko Kojima, Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan
Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Managing Director, Wharton Risk Center, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Wang Feng Director, Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, China

Aiko Doden, NHK Senior Commentator