2014 Japan Business Update & Outlook is a unique annual event that focuses exclusively on trade, commerce and investment ties between Alaska and Japan. It provides a timely update on the Japanese economy and new, or expanded, business opportunities. The importance of Japan to Alaska, its economic future (and implications), and commercial (trade and investment) opportunities for Alaskan and Japanese companies, will be outlined and discussed. The focus of this year's event will be on the energy sector, as well as other Alaskan industry sectors with significant Japanese involvement, including seafood, tourism, mining, forest products and transportation. This year's keynote speaker will be Mr. Shunichi Shimizu, President & CEO, Resources Energy Inc., Alaska-Japan LNG Project.