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News  4, Jul 2013

Shinzo Abe debuts on LinkedIn with insights on Japan’s economy

Shinzo AbeJapan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, joins Linkedin’s Influencers Program to contribute his insights on the economic and business landscapes of Japan.

In line with LinkedIn‘s mission to connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be contributing his insights under the Influencers Program, which is a platform for members to follow thought leaders and get essential professional insights and career advice.

Prime Minister Abe’s first post on LinkedIn was about “Japan’s New Growth Strategy: Bringing Rapid Reform to the Country“, and how Abenomics can lift the country out of deflation. In just two days of its publishing, the article has been seen and read by over 45,000 other members on LinkedIn. Over 2,000 people have also begun to follow his Linkedin profile.

Together with Prime Minister Abe’s debut on the LinkedIn Influencers Program are other Japanese influencers, Yoshito Hori, President of Globis, and Oki Matsumoto, Chairman and CEO of Monex Group.

Hari Krishnam, Managing Director of LinkedIn for Asia Pacific and Japan believes that providing first-hand views on the world’s third largest economy can definitely add value to all the current LinkedIn members, especially as ”Japan’s economic success story has generated increasing interest from a global audience.”

LinkedIn currently has more than 250 influencers who regularly post insights on LinkedIn, including Barack Obama (President of the United States of America), David Cameron (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom), Bill Gates (Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Jack Welch (Former Chairman and CEO of GE), Richard Branson (Founder of the Virgin Group), Jamie Dimon (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at JPMorgan Chase), Hiroshi Mikitani (CEO of Rakuten) and Kai Fu Lee (CEO of Innovation Works).
Elizabeth Tan

Elizabeth Tan

A graduate from NUS and an alumnus of NUS Overseas College India, Elizabeth has written for several online publications ranging from community, to fitness and now, e27. Ever since her stint in India, she found herself increasingly interested in startups and wanting to immerse herself further into its ecosystem. She used to own her own blogshop and now co-runs a tech company. Elizabeth is also a certified yoga instructor, specializing in Ashtanga yoga and loves all things Thai. Sometimes, she even wishes she were Thai.

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