Japanese journalist and economics expert Yozo Hasegawa will discuss "Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership" at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Columbus State University Center for Commerce and Technology.
It's sponsored by the Turner College of Business and Computer Science.
The lecture is based on Hasegawa's 2010 book, "Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership: 15 Japanese Managers and the Companies They're Leading to New Growth."
Hasegawa is a professor in Tokyo's Teikyo University, which is one of CSU's partner institutions in Japan. He was a senior journalist for Nikkei, which is equivalent to the Wall Street Journal.
Japan's economic downturn in the 1980s diminished the emulated Japanese companies, and the book discusses how Toyota, Canon and Nintendo weathered the global financial crisis of 2008.
Other companies he cites are 7-Eleven, Fast Retailing, Yamato (transport services), Kikkoman (food) and Kirin (liquor).
Besides the free public lecture, he will talk to students at 11 a.m.
Call Jong Ha, the Edwin and Florette Rothschild Chair of Business Administration and Leadership, 706-562-1662.