Greenberg Traurig, a large international law firm originally founded in Miami in 1967, has been offering invitation-only seminars about gaming law and other matters at its Tokyo offices.
The 11th event of this seminar series, held once every several months, was conducted on January 31 and featured a panel consisting of the law firm’s own Koji Ishikawa and Koh Ueda, as well as businessmen Masaru Sugiyama (Goldman Sachs) and Janne Kobayashi (Montonen Capital), Masayo Watanabe of the auditing firm EY Japan, and academic Kazuaki Sasaki of Toyo University.
The discussion at the 11th event was wide-ranging, looking broadly at pending issues for the IR industry rather than drilling down on any specific topic.
The audience of about forty members included businesspeople, journalists, and some local government officials who had come from distant prefectures to attend the event.
There was considerably more audience participation than is typical for a seminar event in Japan.
The Greenberg Traurig seminar series is one of several that have been quietly been conducted by invitation only for Japanese businesspeople and others to learn and exchange information about emerging IR policies in Japan. (AGB Nippon)