The earthquake halted that recovery. He presented a photo series showing the country is rebuilding, and reported 80 percent of the country's industry is coming back online, with the rest expected to recover in September.
Fujisaki said tourism remains down by 30 percent, and he urged the crowd to consider visiting Japan. He said artists including Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have shown the country is safe to visit.
“We appreciate some of the very talented artists coming to Japan and telling the world we are open for business.”