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Japan’s Abe joins LinkedIn’s Influencers Program

Caroline Ng | July 1, 2013
PM Shinzo Abe is the latest addition to the milieu of luminaries to contribute original content in the professional network.

LinkedIn has today announced three top luminaries in Japan to contribute to its Influencers Program.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will join the inspirational network together with Yoshi Hori, president of Globis and Oki Matsumoto, chairman and chief executive of Monex Group.

With Japan's recent game-changing economic reforms underway, the world's third largest economy is in the spotlight of international attention.

Hari Krishnan, managing director of LinkedIn for Asia Pacific and Japan, said the three thought leaders will provide first-hand insights of the country's timely economic evolution to members in the network.

On the first day as a LinkedIn influencer, PM Abe has shared his personal thoughts on Abenomics - Japan's aggresive fiscal, monetary and structural reforms - in a post, "Japan's new growth strategy: Bringing rapid reform to the country."

Yoshito Hori, president of Globis, said he is thrilled to share "some fascinating aspects of a Japan that is changing, as seen through the eyes of an entrepreneur."

From a financier's perspective, Oki Matsumoto said: "As CEO of Monex Group, a global online financial services company, I would like to share my insights on the global markets and the Japanese economy dynamics."

The Influencers Program launched late last year has so far attracted 250 influencers, including Barack Obama, David Cameron, Bill Gates and Richard Branson, who regularly post insights to their networks.

It aims to serve as a platform for members to incubate ideas and inspirations, including career advice from leaders worldwide.


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