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Our Profile

The Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) was established in July 1981 to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and other countries through activities aimed at promoting economic and technological exchanges.

With this goal in mind, JEF engages in a broad range of activities; it provides information about Japan and arranges opportunities to exchange ideas among opinion leaders from many countries in such fields as industry, government administration, academia and politics in order to break down the barriers to mutual understanding.

Japan Economic Foundation

5th Floor, Ginza OMI Bldg
3-7-3 Ginza Chuo-ku,Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Tel: 03-6263-2511
Fax: 03-6263-2513
Email: info@jef.or.jp

[Public Transportation Lines]
6 minute walk from JR Yurakucho station (Central Exit).

[From Subway Stations]
3 minute walk from Ginza station (A12 Exit) on Ginza/Marunouchi/Hibiya lines.
3 minute walk from Higashi-ginza station (A8 Exit) on Hibiya line/ Toei Asakusa lines.
3 minute walk from Ginza-itchome station on Yurakucho line.


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Our Misson

Building Bridges for International CommunicationArranging overseas visits for Japanese leaders
--Providing opportunities for healthy exchanges of opinions that contribute to international understanding

Inviting foreign leaders to visit Japan
--Building ties for friendship by giving foreign leaders a chance to get a firsthand look at conditions in Japan

Sponsorship of international forums and seminars
--Facilitating a free exchange of views on international cooperation

Conducting research on trade and industry in other countries
--Collecting information to help Japanese organizations with policy development

Publishing information about Japan
--Keeping the international community informed about the Japanese economy and developments in trade, industry and technology.

JEF'S Activement

JEF would like to continue promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the rest of the world in economic and industrial fields through our international activities.

International Economic ForumsIt was meaningful attending JEF's forum because it was easy to understand the present situation and how the government, companies and universities are coping in a comprehensive way. (Manufacturer)

There were very helpful suggestions from both countries about the development of a cutting-edge technology. We would like to continue our participation. (Manufacturer)

JEF's forum is very valuable since there are only few chances for representatives of each sector of society to debate in person. The direct exchange of opinions is easy to understand. (Press)

Research Activities related to the International EconomyIt is a very interesting and profitable theme reflecting the recent trends. (Company)

We are distributing the research results to member companies to assist the further development of the industry. (Industry)

The JournalIt is amazing to know that such a prestigious magazine exists and circulates in Japan. (Press)

There is a wide range of authors and it can be said that this is the most interesting English magazine published in Japan. (Embassy staff)

It would be great if JEF could be distributed more widely in the Asian region. (Company/JETRO)

Our readers say that the magazine contains useful information on Japan. (Oversea diplomatic establishments/JETRO)

Some of the articles that appeared in the Journal have been used as supplementary texts at prestigious universitiesUniversity of California Los Angeles
University of South California University, etc.

Congratulatory MesseagesJEF marked its 20th anniversary on July 1, 2001.
These are some of the congratulatory messages we received from all over the world.

Raymond BarreVictor Bulmer-ThomasHadi SoesastroChristopher DeMuthPerrin Beatty

Raymond BarreRaymond BarreLeft: Olivier Mellerio
President of the Institut Aspen France

Right: Raymond Barre
Former French Prime Minister
Member of the Parliament Chairman of the Institut Aspen France

For 20 years, the Japan Economic Foundation has successfully developed fruitful relations with the rest of the world and greatly increased it's international influence. As the Chairman of the Institut Aspen France, I appreciate the high level of quality of our long lasting relationship with JEF. Since 1983, we have jointly organized seven Europe-Japan conferences which have brought a significant contribution to a better understanding between our two societies. On the occasion of it's 20th anniversary, I want to congratulate the Japan Economic Foundation and formulate my best wishes for the continuity of its development.

Victor Bulmer-ThomasVictor Bulmer-ThomasDirector of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK

I have pleasure in congratulating the Japan Economic Foundation on its 20th anniversary. We in the Royal Institute of International Affairs first worked with JEF in 1986 with the creation of the UK-Japan High Technology Industry Forum, which is now in its 16th year. During that time we have brought high-level executives from both countries together on an annual basis, deepening understanding of each other's innovation systems. This kind of co-operation will be of continued importance in a period when Japan is trying to regain the economic dynamism that it lost with the collapse of the bubble economy. In this transitional period, the internationalist philosophy of the Japan Economic Foundation will continue to make you a valued partner for us.

Hadi SoesastroHadi SoesastroExecutive Director of Centre for Strategic and InternationalStudies, Jakarta, Indonesia

The Japan Economic Foundation is one of the "diamonds" of institutions, not only in Japan but also throughout the Asia Pacific region. It is at the forefront of Japan's internationalization effort. Through its many activities, JEF has contributed greatly to improving mutual understanding among the peoples of the region in general and amongst research institutions in particular. My institution and myself have benefited greatly from participating in the activities of JEF. This has helped widen our networks in the region. The many networks in the region are of critical importance to the development of a genuine sense of community in the region. I wish to express my congratulations in the Indonesian language, Selamat Ulang Tahun, and hope for many more years of great achievements by JEF that will contribute significantly to the betterment of the peoples in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Christopher DeMuthChristopher DeMuthPresident of American Enterprise Institute, USA

The American Enterprise Institute extends congratulations to the Japan Economic Foundation on its twentieth anniversary. For well over half of those twenty years, JEF and AEI have met annually, and sometimes more frequently, in Tokyo and Washington to discuss economic, political, and security issues confronting Japan and America. It is our belief at AEI that those meetings have made a significant contribution to deepening the mutual understanding between our nations on important issues of public policy. We at AEI look forward to continuing our productive relationship with JEF.

Perrin BeattyPerrin BeattyPresident and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada (Former Secretary of State for External Affairs, Canada)

I was privileged to participate in the 20th Japan Studies Program for International Executives (JASPIE), along with executives from 13 other countries. The curriculum provided participants with a wide variety of information about Japan's economy, politics and culture. Our group's activities ranged from lectures on doing business in Japan and new Japanese economic strategies, to discussions of the country's culture and history, as well as visits to plants and cultural sites in several cities. Two weeks is a short time to do more than scratch the surface of a country as rich in history and diverse in its economics and culture as Japan. However, participants in the 20th JASPIE returned home with a better sense of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Japan. For two decades, JASPIE has promoted business and built bridges of understanding between Japan and the rest of the world. It offers a unique opportunity to study one of the most fascinating countries in the world.

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International Forum

JEF currently hosts four international forums where JEF identifies top priority issues and challenges common to Japan and other countries for sustainable and inclusive global growth and seeks solutions for them.

Through these Forums JEF provides venues for Japanese and foreign leaders from such fields as politics, governments, academia and business to discuss above-mentioned issues and solutions and to learn each other, and aims to come up with policy recommendations as a result of discussions.

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November 24 - 25, 2016

Date November 24 - 25, 2016
Venue Pullman Hanoi, Vietnam
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)

Asia-Pacific Forum 2016
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Program
Asia-Pacific Forum 2016
Advancing trade and investment liberalization in the Asia-Pacific

The Asia Pacific region boasts high dynamism in terms of regional economic integration. A range of free trade agreements have been negotiated, concluded and implemented at plurilateral, regional or bilateral basis. Most notable attempts so far have been the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Despite differences and potentially competing nature, still, these agreements arguably represent intermediate steps towards wider integration in the Asia Pacific region. Once achieved, Asia-Pacific-wide trade and investment liberalization will bring about more economic opportunities and benefits for economies in the region.
With the above viewpoints, recent difficulties with the TPP ratification and RCEP negotiation can hardly deny the fundamental importance of economic integration in the Asia Pacific. Instead, such difficulties call for deepening efforts to build consensus and boldly address remaining obstacles to regional economic integration. The Asia Pacific Forum in Hanoi will contribute to the policy discussion regarding how to speed up liberalization of trade and investment in the region.

Welcome and Opening RemarksDr. NGUYEN Dinh Cung, President, CIEM
Speech
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO, JEF
Speech

Session 1: Roadmap for Asia Pacific economic integration: issues for considerationKey discussion points* What do you think about the global economic outlook against the background of surging protectionism and inward looking nationalism such as Brexit?
* What do you think would be Asia's responsibility for achieving global economic growth?
* What is the current state of major FTAs in the Asia Pacific? Is there significant room for new (even more comprehensive) FTAs?
* New justifications for pro-development nature of new-generation FTAs?
* Prospect of currently pending FTAs (such as TPP, RCEP)
* What are the key factors for effectively harmonizing current FTAs into a more effective integration roadmap for Asia Pacific?

ModeratorMr. Naoyuki HARAOKA, Executive Managing Director, JEF

SpeakersDr. VO Tri Thanh, Senior Researcher, CIEM, Vietnam
Presentation
Ambassador Murray McLEAN AO, Chairman, Dunmore McLean Pty Ltd., Australia
Talking Point
Professor ZHANG Yunling, Professor, Academy Member and Director of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Presentation
Professor Yukiko FUKAGAWA, Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Japan
Presentation
Professor Gary HAWKE, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Presentation

Session 2: New issues of regional trade and investment liberalizationKey discussion points* Connectivity enhancement: framework, steps, and contemporary challenges
* Participation in GVCs (global value chain): any risks from the web of FTAs in Asia Pacific
* Phasing out TBT (technical barriers to trade) and SPS (sanitary and phytosanitary measures): room for meaningful progress
* Dispute settlement in FTAs: too formalistic, or too asymmetrically restrictive?

ModeratorProfessor Josef T. YAP, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics

SpeakersDr. Lurong CHEN, Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Presentation
Dr. AHN Choong-Yong, Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership (KCCP)
Talking Point
Datuk P. RAVIDRAN Palaniappan, Senior Director, ASEAN Economic Cooperation Division, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) of Malaysia
Presentation
Professor Simon SC TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Talking Point
Dr. Chedtha INTARAVITAK, Research Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)
Presentation

Session 3: Linking trade with domestic policy reforms: building consensus for coherent move toward economic growthKey discussion points* What are the required domestic reforms for effective participation in new-generation FTAs in the Asia Pacific to achieve growth strategy?
* Improvement of business environment to leverage the benefits from integration
* Building consensus: from talks to actions
* Measures to establish and/or improve G2B and B2B linkages

ModeratorDr. VO Tri Thanh, Senior Researcher, CIEM, Vietnam

SpeakersDr. Sachin CHATURVEDI, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India
Presentation
Dr. Yose Rizal DAMURI, Head of the Department of Economics, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia
Presentation
U SOE Wing, Executive Director, Renaissance Institute, Myanmar
Presentation
Professor Josef T. YAP, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics
Presentation
Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN, Chair and CEO, Out-of-the-Box Consultancy, Taiwan
Presentation

Closing RemarksDr. NGUYEN Dinh Cung, President, CIEM
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO, JEF

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (in English)Summary (in Japanese)

2016. NOVEMBER 2015. NOVEMBER 2014. NOVEMBER 2013. NOVEMBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. OCTOBER 2010. OCTOBER 2009. SEPTEMBER 2008. OCTOBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. OCTOBER 2005. FEBRUARY 2004. JANUARY 2003. MARCH

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Date Thursday, November 26, 2015
Venue Fairmont Jakarta Hotel, Ballroom 1, Ground Floor
Jalan Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan, Jakarta Pusat 10270, Indonesia
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Asia-Pacific Forum 2015
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TopicsAsia-Pacific Forum 2015
"ASEAN Community Building and Regional Economic Integration in East Asia: Looking Beyond 2015"

13:30-13:45 Welcome Remarks by ERIA, JEF and CSISMr. Izuru Kobayashi, COO (Chief Operating Officer), ERIA
Mr. Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Dr. Yose Rizal Damuri, Head, Department of Economics, CSIS, Jakarta

13:45-14;00 Keynote Address: The Future of East Asia Integration: East Asia Summit and ASEAN Community Beyond 2015H. E. Mr. Rizal Affandi Lukman, Deputy Minister of International Economic Cooperation at the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs

14:00-14:05 Photo Session

14:05-15:20 Panel Session 1: A Decade of East Asia Summit and Economic RegionalismHow can we pursue our growth strategy and achieve structural reform?

ModeratorMr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation

PanelistsAmb. Murray McLean AO, Chair, Australia-Japan Foundation, Australia
Presentation
Dr. Zhenyu Wang, Director of China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, China
Presentation
Dr. Choong-Yong Ahn, Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership, Korea
Presentation
Dr. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India
Presentation

Prof. Simon S C Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Singapore
Mr. Daiki Kasugahara, President Director, Jakarta Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan

15:20-15:35 Coffee Break

15:35-16:50 Panel Session 2: ASEAN Economic Community as Driver of Regional Integration in East Asia: Challenges and OpportunitiesModeratorDr. Ponciano S. Intal, Jr, Senior Economist, ERIA

PanelistsDr. Vo Tri Thanh, Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management, Vietnam
Presentation
Dr. Somkiat Tangkitvanich, President, Thailand Development Research Institute, Thailand
Presentation
Dr. Josef T Yap, Professorial Lecturer, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
Presentation
Mr Poltak Hotradero, Head of Research Division, Indonesia Stock Exchange, Indonesia
Presentation
Dr. Cho Cho Thein, Professor, Department of Applied Economics, Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar
Presentation

16:50-17:05 Coffee Break

17:05-18:20 Panel Session 3: Regional Economic IntegrationCan the New Economic Institutions like RCEP, TPP and AIIB Deepen the East Asian Economic Integration?

ModeratorDr. Yose Rizal Damuri, Head, Department of Economics, CSIS, Jakarta

PanellistsDr. Mignonne Man-Jung Chan, Founder & CEO, Out of the Box Consultancy, Chinese Taipei
Presentation
Dr. Shankaran Nambiar, Senior Research Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research, Malaysia
Presentation
Prof. Shujiro Urata, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan
Presentation
Prof. Gary Hawke, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Presentation
Dr. Shiro Armstrong, Co-Director, Australia Japan Research Center, Australian National University, Australia
Presentation

18:20-18:30 Closing Remarks by ERIAMs. Anita Prakash, Director General for Policy Relations, ERIA

Programme

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2016. NOVEMBER 2015. NOVEMBER 2014. NOVEMBER 2013. NOVEMBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. OCTOBER 2010. OCTOBER 2009. SEPTEMBER 2008. OCTOBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. OCTOBER 2005. FEBRUARY 2004. JANUARY 2003. MARCH

Monday, November 24, 2014

Date Monday, November 24, 2014
Asia-Pacific Forum 2014Asia-Pacific Forum 2014
Venue The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
(1 Fullerton Square Singapore 049178)
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

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TopicsAsia-Pacific Forum 2014
"Sharing Prosperity and Responsibility for Mega-Regionals"

14:15-14:25 Welcome RemarksProf. Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Welcome remarks

14:25-14:45 Opening KeynoteCan Asia share prosperity and responsibility in mega regionals?

Mr. LEE Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and National Development, Singapore
Keynote speech

14:45-16:00 Panel Session 1: Nationalism and regional integration: can Asians balance?PanellistsDr. Choong Yong AHN, Chairman, Korean Commission for Corporate Partnership
Mr. Tadayuki NAGASHIMA, Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Presentation
Dr. VO Tri Thanh, Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management of Vietnam
Dr. Josef T. YAP, Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics
Presentation

ModeratorMr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

16:20-17:35 Panel Session 2: Getting trade done right: TPP, RCEP and beyondPanellistsProf. Shujiro URATA, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan
Presentation
Dr. Chulsu KIM, Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment
Mr. Jayasiri JAYASENA, Senior Director of Strategy and Monitoring, Ministry of Internatinal Trade and Industry, Malaysia
Dr. Denis HEW, Director of Policy Support Unit, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ModeratorProf. Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

17:35-17:45 Closing RemarksProf. Simon TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Programme

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2016. NOVEMBER 2015. NOVEMBER 2014. NOVEMBER 2013. NOVEMBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. OCTOBER 2010. OCTOBER 2009. SEPTEMBER 2008. OCTOBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. OCTOBER 2005. FEBRUARY 2004. JANUARY 2003. MARCH

4.Participants(Monday, November 24, 2014)

Australia

Dr. Andrew ELEK Research Associate, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

ERIA

Ms. Anita PRAKASH Director, Policy Relations, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Japan
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Tadayuki NAGASHIMA Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Prof. Shujiro URATA Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Korea

Dr. Choong-Yong AHN Chairman, Korean Commission for Corporate Partnership
Dr. Chulsu KIM Chairman, Institute for Trade and Investment (ITI)

Malaysia

Mr. Jayasiri JAYASENA Senior Director of Strategy and Monitoring, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

Myanmar

Ms. Phoo Pwint PHYU Research Associate, Myanmar Development Resource Institute - Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD)

New Zealand

Prof. Gary HAWKE Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington

Philippines

Dr. Thomas AQUINO Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communication, University of Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Josef T. YAP Professorial Lecturer, University of the Philippines School of Economics

Singapore

Mr. Nicholas FANG Executive Director, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Dr. Denis HEW Director, Policy Support Unit, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat
Dr. Pushpanathan SUNDRAM Senior Research Fellow for SIIA; Managing Director of EAS Strategic Advice - Asia; Former Deputy Secretary General of Asean for Asean economic community
Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institue of International Affairs (SIIA)

Taiwan

Dr. Man-Jung Mignonne CHAN Founder and CEO, Out-of-the-Box Consultancy
Vietnam
Dr. Thanh Tri VO Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management

2017年8月21日

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Date Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Asia-Pacific Forum 2013Asia-Pacific Forum 2013
Venue Molonglo Theatre, Crawford School of Public Policy
Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, The Australian National University
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg. 11F, 5-15-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
TEL: +81(3)5565-4824
URL: http://www.jef.or.jp
Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Building 132, Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
URL: http://www.crawford.anu.edu.au

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TopicsINTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
"ASIA'S ECONOMIC CHALLENGES AND POLICY CHOICES"

Program

KEYNOTE ADDRESSDr. David Gruen
Executive Director, Macroeconomic Group, Australian Treasury

SESSION 1: REGIONAL TRADE CHOICESChairProfessor Peter Drysdale
The Australian National University

PanelistsProfessor Shujiro Urata
Waseda University, Japan
Dr. Andrew Elek
The Australian National University
Dr. Thomas G Aquino
University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines
Dr. Biswajit Dhar
Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India

SESSION 2: ASIA AND THE GLOBAL TRADING SYSTEMChairMr. Naoyuki Haraoka
Japan Economic Foundation, Japan

PanelistsDr. Hank Lim
Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Singapore
Dr. Djisman Simandjuntak
Prasetiya Mulya Business School, CSIS Foundation, Indonesia
Professor Gary Hawke
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Mr. Tadayuki Nagashima
Japan External Trade Organization, Japan
Dr. Mignonne Man-Jung Chan
National Chengchi University, Taiwan

SESSION 3: ASIAN GROWTH- PROSPECTS AND RISKSChairDr. Shiro Armstrong
The Australian National University

PanelistsProfessor Kazumasa Kusaka
Japan Economic Foundation, Japan
Professor Yunling Zhang
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Ms. Anita Prakash
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Indonesia
Dr. Chulsu Kim
Institute of Trade and Investment, Korea

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2016. NOVEMBER 2015. NOVEMBER 2014. NOVEMBER 2013. NOVEMBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. OCTOBER 2010. OCTOBER 2009. SEPTEMBER 2008. OCTOBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. OCTOBER 2005. FEBRUARY 2004. JANUARY 2003. MARCH

4.Participants(Wednesday, November 6, 2013)

AUSTRALIA

Dr. Shiro ARMSTRONG Research Fellow, Director, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research; Editor, East Asia Forum; Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Professor Peter DRYSDALE Emeritus Professor, Head, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and East Asia Forum, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Andrew ELEK Research Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific; Inaugural Chairman, APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM)
Dr. David Gruen Executive Director, Macroeconomic Group, Australian Treasury

CHINA

Professor ZHANG Yunling Academy Member, Director of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

ERIA

Ms. Anita PRAKASH Director, Policy Relations, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

INDIA

Dr. Biswajit DHAR Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India (RIS)

INDONESIA

Professor DJISMAN Simandjuntak Professor of Business Economics, Prasetiya Mulya Business School; Chairman of Board of Directors, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Foundation (CSIS)

JAPAN

Professor Kazumasa KUSAKA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF); Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Professor Shujiro URATA Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Tadayuki NAGASHIMA Executive Vice President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Ambassador Shinichi SAITO Executive Director for International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

KOREA

Dr. Chulsu KIM Chairman, Institute for Trade and Investment (ITI), Lee International; Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea

NEW ZEALAND

Professor Gary HAWKE Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington; Senior Fellow, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER)

PHILIPPINES

Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communications, University of Asia and the Pacific; Former Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines

SINGAPORE

Dr. Hank LIM Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

TAIWAN

Dr. Mignonne Man-Jung CHAN Adjunct Associate Professor, National Chengchi University

OBSERVER

Dr. Hideyuki MIURA Assistant Professor of International Political Economy, Department of Policy Studies, Kyorin University, Tokyo
Mr. Manabu SAITO Research Planning Division, Overseas Research Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

February 4-5, 2013

Date February 4-5, 2013
Venue Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Headquarters
Ark Mori Building, 5F (Exhibition Hall)
12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-6006
JAPAN
URL: http://www.jetro.go.jp/
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg. 11F, 5-15-8 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Japan
TEL: +81(3)5565-4824
FAX: +81(3)5565-4828
URL: http://www.jef.or.jp
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Ark Mori Building, 6F
12-32, Akasaka 1-chome, Minato-ku
Tokyo 107-6006
JAPAN
URL: http://www.jetro.go.jp/

Asia-Pacific Forum 2013
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Topics"FTAs as a Growth Strategy for Asia"

Program

Keynote Address byMr. Nobuhiko SASAKI, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan
Recent Topics on Japan's Trade Policy

Session 1: Status of Bilateral and Regional FTAs in the Asia-Pacific Regiona. Overview: Taking stock of the state of recent FTAs in the Asia-Pacific region

b. Focused discussions
i. Assessment of regional FTAs such as the TPP, RCEP, and China-Japan-South Korea FTA
ii. Assessment of FTAs linking the Asia-Pacific region with outside entities, particularly the EU (Japan-EU, South Korea-EU, U.S.-EU, etc.)

ModeratorDr. Andrew ELEK, Research Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and The inaugural chairman of APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM)
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Presenters- Prof. Hidetoshi NISHIMURA, Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
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- Prof. DJISMAN Simandjuntak, Professor of Business Economics, Prasetiya Mulya Business School and Chairman, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation
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- Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Corporate Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan)
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- Mr. Jayasena JAYASIRI, Senior Director, Multilateral Trade Policy and Negotiations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
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- Prof. Gary HAWKE, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
Bilateral & Regional FTAs
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Session 2: Changes in the Political and Economic Environment Which Affect FTAs in Asiaa. Overview: Analysis and assessment of factors influencing FTAs and other free trade systems

b. Focused discussions
i. Impact of the EU currency crisis on the economy of the Asia-Pacific region
ii. How to evaluate the impact of recessionary fears on the global economy and on the economy of the Asia-Pacific region
iii. How to evaluate the impact of recent changes in the international political situation involving Japan, China, and South Korea on trade and the economy

ModeratorProf. Simon SC TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

Presenters- Prof. YAO Yang Dean, National School of Development (NSD) and Professor, Director, China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University
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- Mr. Hiroyuki ISHIGE, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan)
Global Supply Chains and Region-wide FTAs

- Prof. Shujiro URATA, C Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
JEF Conference February 4-5

- Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communications, University of Asia and the Pacific (Former Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines)
Session 2_FTA as a Growth Strategy for Asia JEF 2013

Session 3: Future Prospects for FTAs in the Asia-Pacific Regiona. Overview: Prospects for trade liberalization in the Asia-Pacific region (TPP, RCEP, China-Japan-South Korea FTA, FTAAP, etc.)

b. Focused discussions (key issues to influence future prospects)
i. Development of FTAs to assure the stable supply of resources (how to deal with export restrictions) As import liberalization proceeds apace, export restrictions remain in force, giving rise to fears that this key area of regulation will be left behind in the liberalization process.
ii. How to redefine the concept of national borders in trade reform International dumping and domestic dumping should be ideally treated in the same manner.
iii. Fairness in terms of opportunities to participate in FTAs such as the RCEP in the Asia-Pacific Region Will inequality in terms of opportunities act as a negative factor for regional revitalization?

ModeratorMr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI (METI as of now)) of Japan)

Presenters- Prof. ZHANG Yunling, Academy Member, Director of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
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- Dr. Chulsu KIM, Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI), Lee International (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea)
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- Amb. Mark SINCLAIR, The New Zealand Ambassador to Japan
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- Dr. Hank LIM, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
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- Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN, Executive Board Member, Association of the Emerging Market Studies (AEMS) and Visiting Professor, International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS), National Chengchi University
Future Prospect of FTAs for the Asia-Pacific Region

- Mr. Kurt TONG, Deputy Chief of Mission, The Embassy of the United States

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Chairman's SpeechOpening Remarks by Mr. Hatakeyama (February 4, 2013@JEF-JETRO International Symposium)

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen. Mr. Nobuhiko SASAKI, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, speakers present from other countries, Ladies and gentlemen. I would like to welcome you all for participating in the forum. This forum, when I became Chairman of Japan Economic Foundation in 2003, was first held in Singapore as a place to promote FTA discussions in the Asia-Pacific region. Later, this forum has been held taking in turns in different countries and region. This year, we celebrate its 11th forum, now being held in Tokyo jointly with JETRO. In holding this forum, we had cooperation from METI, JETRO and other related organizations. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for each and every one of these organizations.

Looking at the global economy last year, in Europe, financial crisis caused a lot of uncertainties to the future of global economy. The European financial crisis, as a result of successive measures taken by EU authority, in particular, with the establishment of ESM, European Stability Mechanism in October last year, aimed at strengthening support to the Euro zone, led to the stabilization of the situation. But still the bipolarization between north and south of EU has not yet been resolved. So, the future of the situation in EU is still worth attention.

In the U.S., towards the end of the year, the "fiscal cliff" was a focus of the attention in the world. From the end of the year to the beginning of this year, thanks to the efforts of President Obama and the both parties, "falling from the cliff" was avoided for a while. It was avoided by the two months-extension of budget sequester. However, since this is a provisional "emergency measure", the world is watching what measures will be taken in February which is the end of this extension.

Although the BRICs countries are expected to pull the global economy in the future, Brazilian economy is stagnant and Chinese economy growth is also slowing down. So, what measures would be taken against that is another point of notice.
In case of Japan, as you know, with the establishment of Abe administration, the 2% of inflation target was introduced to overcome deflation. Based on that, "the tree arrows policy" that is fiscal policy, financial policy and growth strategy, will be put in place to vitalize the economy. Market is positively responding to this policy. The prices of stocks are going up and in the foreign exchange market, yen rate is now converting to a more appropriate level. I am also greatly looking forward to this policy.

Now, I want to touch upon Japanese trade which is strongly affected by foreign exchange rate.
Looking at trade balance, Japan recorded a deficit of 2.6 trillion yen, and that of last year was a deficit of 6.9 trillion yen. Weakening of yen is good news for exports from Japan, but, at the same time, it will push up the import value reflecting increased cost of fossil fuel etc.

Under that situation, question is whether it is possible to further expand exports. I believe that active promotion of FTAs with other countries is necessary. Currently, there are more than 220 FTAs enacted in the world. As of the end of November last year, Japan had 13 FTAs with twelve countries and one region. In addition, negotiations are going on with six countries including Australia and Canada. And also, there was an official announcement to start governmental negotiations of Japan-EU and China-Japan-Korea FTAs.
But, when we look at the FTA coverage ratio among total export, it is still 19% in Japan. Compared to the extremely high ratio of Mexico (92%) and of Chile (90%), the ratio of Japan is extremely low. It is even lower compared to 45% of United States and 37% of Korea. Korea is now negotiating FTA with China. When this FTA is realized, I believe the ratio of Korea will further go up.

Currently, we are seeing a slow-down of the global economic growth. Every country is very active in promoting FTA to vitalize their economy. Based on this situation, we would like to have a concentrated discussion on the future of FTAs in the Asia-Pacific region with authorities of FTAs and those actually in charge of negotiations of FTAs from eleven countries and one international organization.

At the 2010 APEC, there was an agreement that TPP, which is now a focus of our attention, and ASEAN + 6 then which is now called "RCEP" should aim at a comprehensive free trade agreement at APEC ultimately. However, when we look at the countries or regions composing the membership, Taiwan is a member of APEC but it is not covered by RCEP. India is under RCEP but is not a member of APEC. So I hope we could have more discussions on this membership issue, too.

I hope the meeting of today will be informative to you in conducting your future businesses.

Thank you very much for your kind attention.

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4.Participants(February 4-5, 2013)

AUSTRALIA

Dr. Andrew ELEK Research Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and The inaugural chairman of APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM)

CHINA

Prof. YAO Yang Dean, National School of Development (NSD) and Professor, Director, China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University
Prof. ZHANG Yunling Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

ERIA

Prof. Hidetoshi NISHIMURA Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

INDONESIA

Prof. DJISMAN Simandjuntak Professor of Business Economics, Prasetiya Mulya Business School and Chairman, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation

JAPAN

Mr. Nobuhiko SASAKI Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan
Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Hiroyuki ISHIGE Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan)
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA Corporate Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan)
Amb. Shinichi SAITO Executive Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Prof. Shujiro URATA Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

KOREA

Dr. Chulsu KIM Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI), Lee International (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea)

MALAYSIA

Mr. Jayasena JAYASIRI Senior Director, Multilateral Trade Policy and Negotiations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia

NEW ZEALAND

Prof. Gary HAWKE Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
Amb. Mark SINCLAIR The New Zealand Ambassador to Japan

PHILIPPINES

Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communications University of Asia and the Pacific (Former Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines)

SINGAPORE

Dr. Hank LIM Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

TAIWAN

Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN Executive Board Member, Association of the Emerging Market Studies (AEMS) and Visiting Professor, International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS), National Chengchi University

THE UNITED STATES

Mr. Kurt TONG Deputy Chief of Mission, The Embassy of the United States

October 12-13, 2011

Date October 12-13, 2011
Venue W Taipei
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District
Taipei, 110 Taiwan
TEL: +886-2-7703-8888
FAX: +886-2-7703-8899
URL: http://www.wtaipei.com
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg. 11F, 5-15-8 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Japan
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FAX: +81(3)5565-4828
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Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
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Jhongshan District, Taipei 10461
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Topics"Seeking the optimum future shape for regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region"

Program

Session 1 : Role of regional integration in ensuring stable supply of resources (energy, minerals, food, etc.), parts and industrial materials- How can regional integration contribute to ensuring stable supply of resources, including the issue to recover the parts supply chain disrupted by the Great East Japan Earthquake?

Presenters-Dr. Biswajit DHAR, Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
Trade Integration and Growth of Regional Value Chains

-Prof. Shujiro URATA, Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Role of Regional Integration in Ensuring Stable Supply of Parts and Industrial Materials

-Prof. Gary HAWKE, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
Seeking a new balance in the regional integration of the Asia-Pacific region (paper)
Seeking a new balance in the regional integration of the Asia-Pacific region

-Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO, Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communications, University of Asia and the Pacific (Former Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines)
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Presentation

-Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN, Executive Director, Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
SUPPLY CHAIN CONNECTIVITY & DISASTERS RESILIENCE ROLE OF REGIONAL INTEGRATION

Session 2: Impact of new FTAs and possible FTAs on the ASEAN economic integration and other Asian FTAs- Impact of ECFA, Korea-EU FTA, TPP, etc. on the other Asian FTAs

Part1: Current status and Significance, Reactions of the Asian countries

Presenters-Mr. J. Jayasiri, Senior Director, Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
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-Dr. Chulsu KIM, Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI), Lee International (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea)
New Opportunities for Advancing Regional Economic Integration in East Asia

-Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

Part2: Impact and Prospect

Presenters-Dr. Andrew ELEK, Visiting Professor, Australian National University
Thinking outside the negotiating square

-Prof. ZHANG Yunling, Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Moving toward a Greater Market Integration

-Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
Intervention in session 2

-Dr. Hank LIM, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
IMPACT OF NEW FTAs AND POSSIBLE FTAs ON THE ASEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND OTHER ASIAN FTAs
IMPACT OF NEW FTAs AND POSSIBLE FTAs ON THE ASEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND OTHER ASIAN FTAs(Word)

-Dr. Ping-Kun CHIANG, Chairman, Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF)
A New Era in Cross-Strait Relations

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Chairman's SpeechOpening Remarks by Mr. Hatakeyama (October 12, 2011@JEF-TIER International Symposium)

Your Excellency Vice President Siew, Honorable Economic Vice Minister Liang, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. As a host of the 10th International Symposium, I would like to heartily welcome all of you here.

I have long looked forward to hosting this symposium in Taiwan. It is a great pleasure for me to have the chance on this momentous 10th occasion on the following day of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Xinhai Revolution. In organizing this symposium, we received full support from the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research and other related organizations. I would like to extend my deep gratitude to everyone in the authorities who made this possible, in particular to Dr. Hong and Dr. Chan, President and Executive Director of TIER for your kind support.

In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to the people of Taiwan and the Taiwanese government for your support given to Japan in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11. As you are aware, this calamity with an unprecedented 9.0 magnitude brought unparalleled devastation: So far, around 20,000 people have been found dead or remain missing and property damage caused by the disaster has reached 17 trillion yen .

As of October 5th, Japan received tremendous physical, material and financial support from 163 countries, regions and organizations throughout the world. In particular, Taiwan has provided us a significant amount of material and financial support, including the rescue team immediately dispatched on March 14. This is one of the largest aids amassed for the disaster relief along with America's "Operation Tomodachi" or the "Operation Friends". I would like to reiterate my gratitude to everyone in Taiwan.

Looking at the current world economy, my personal view is that this recession has been continuing since the crisis due to sub-prime loan back in 2007. Apparent economic recoveries in many countries of the world, including Japan, may be just thanks to stimulus packages implemented by them and if the effects of these packages expire, then recoveries may also expire.

Therefore many governments in the world had better continue to stimulate their economies. There are two ways for governments to do so. The first one is to pour money into economies and the second one is to deregulate economies without using money.

Let me start from the first one to use money. This is what many governments have done thus far to cope with this crisis. As the result of this policy, however, many governments in the world have increasingly become poor. Therefore many of them cannot afford to spend fiscal money any longer. Only what they can do in this respect is to rely on their central banks to relax money supply which many countries in this region are doing.

The second way is to deregulate economic activities, trying to rely upon private economies. There are some remaining regulations inheriting just the past vested interests even in the developed economies. If those regulations are lifted, economic activities will increase. For example, even today, it is said Japanese society is not ready to accept robotics in its laws and ordinances. If they are lifted, then the demands for robots will increase tremendously, thereby raising the productivity in aging society. I think it would be difficult to implement deregulation alone. But if it is conducted in the context of FTA it will be a lot easier.

The first meeting of this symposium was held in Singapore in 2003, - Since then, each member country took its turn hosting the event under cooperation with domestic think-tanks and universities in the cities of Bangkok, Manila, Seoul, Jakarta, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, New Deli and Wellington. As I mentioned earlier, this symposium in Taipei marks the 10th such occasion.

During those eight years, there have been or will be several major developments in terms of FTAs in Asia.

The first is the integration of ASEAN, due to take place in 2015. People around the world are watching developments carefully to see whether integration will be achieved in 2015 as scheduled.

The second major step forward was the start of joint governmental studies at senior official level concerning rules of origin, tariff classifications, custom procedures and economic cooperation within the EAFTA and the CEPEA. As part of these studies, working groups have been established for each FTA.

Third was the summit agreement reached last May to conclude a feasibility study on an FTA between China, Japan and South Korea by the end of this year.

The fourth major step is the TPP, being negotiated last week in Hawaii by nine countries, including the United States and several ASEAN countries.

Fifth is the ECFA, an FTA between China and Taiwan.

And sixth is the major change in the policy of South Korea toward FTAs.

I believe the best way to cope with this long recession without using money is to make use of these FTAs or regional integrations as much as possible

The main theme this time is "Seeking a new balance in Asia-Pacific the regional integration of Asia-Pacific region." In concrete terms, we would like to discuss two topics with participant specialists from major countries in the Asia-Pacific region:

1) The role which regional integrations play in securing energy, mineral and foodstuff resources, as well as industrial parts and materials.
2) The impact, both positive and negative, which newly or soon-to-be concluded FTAs including the ECFA (or China-Taiwan FTA), South Korea-EU FTA and TPP may bring on the existing FTAs in the Asian region.

Through exchange of views on this occasion, I truly hope that all participants go on to share with the world what we have learned here.

Thank you for your attention.

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4.Participants(October 12-13, 2011)

AUSTRALIA

Dr. Andrew ELEK Visiting Professor, Australian National University

CHINA

Prof. ZHANG Yunling Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

INDIA

Dr. Biswajit DHAR Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

JAPAN

Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) / (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Amb. Shinichi SAITO Executive Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Prof. Shujiro URATA Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

KOREA

Dr. Chulsu KIM Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI), Lee International (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea)

MALAYSIA

Mr. J. Jayasiri Senior Director, Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia

NEW ZEALAND

Prof. Gary HAWKE Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington

PHILIPPINES

Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communications University of Asia and the Pacific (Former Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines)

SINGAPORE

Dr. Hank LIM Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

TAIWAN

H.E. Mr. Vincent SIEW Vice President
Dr. Ping-Kun CHIANG Chairman, Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF)
Mr. Francis Kuo-Hsin LIANG Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs
Dr. David S. HONG President, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN Executive Director, Chinese Taipei APEC Study Center, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)
Dr. Samuel S.G. WU Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, Taipei University
Ms. Jen-ni YANG Deputy Chief Representative, Office of Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)

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October 11-12, 2010

Date October 11-12, 2010
Venue InterContinental Wellington
2 Grey Street
Wellington 6011, New Zealand
TEL: +64(4)472-2722
FAX: +64(4)472-4724
URL: http://www.intercontinental.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/wellington
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg. 11F, 5-15-8 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Japan
TEL: +81(3)5565-4824
FAX: +81(3)5565-4828
URL: http://www.jef.or.jp
New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA)
c/- Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140
New Zealand
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FAX: +64(4)463-5437
URL: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/nziia

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Topics"Seeking the optimum future shape for regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region"

Program

Session 1: The contribution of FTAsPresenters-Mr. J. Jayasiri, Senior Director, Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia

-Prof. Robert SCOLLAY, Associate Professor and Director of the APEC Study Centre, The University of Auckland
The Contribution of FTAs to Regional Economic Integration

-Prof. DJISMAN Simandjuntak, Executive Director, Prasetiya Mulya Business School, and Chairman, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation
S EAST ASIA INTEGRATION AND COOPERATION

-Mr. Makoto SHIOTA, Deputy Director-General, for International Regional Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan
FTA in Asia-Pacific Region

Discussant-Dr. Sangkyom KIM, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Trade and Investment Policy, and Executive Director, Korean National Center for APEC Studies, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

-Prof. Shujiro URATA, Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Session 2: The post-financial and economic crisis and FTAs - How is the international system coping in the post-economic crisis period; next step?Presenters-Prof. QIN Yaqing, Professor and Executive Vice president, China Foreign Affairs University
Rebalancing Growth

-Prof. Simon SC TAY, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

-Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of the Americas, Tamkang University
Post-Financial Crisis & Asia's Roles

-Prof. Gary HAWKE, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
G.Hawke The post-financial and economic crisis and FTAs
G.Hawke The post-financial and economic crisis and FTAs(PPT)

Discussants-Mr. Tony NOWELL, Member, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) New Zealand
Agenda for free trade as a growth driver and response

-Dr. Hank LIM, Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Outline of Presentation
The Post Financial and Economic Crisis and FTAs

-Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO, Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communications, University of Asia and the Pacific (Former Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines)

-Mr. Hidetoshi NISHIMURA, Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Session 3: What could be the optimum future shape for regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region?Presenters-Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan)
What Is the Optimum Shape of Future Regional Economic Integration

-Dr. Sangkyom KIM, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Trade and Investment Policy, and Executive Director, Korean National Center for APEC Studies, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Regional Economic Integration in Asia-Pacific

-H.E.Amb. ONG Keng Yong, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore, and Director, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
Can ASEAN Fulfill Its Potential
FUTURE OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN ASIA-PACIFIC

-Prof. Shujiro URATA, Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Discussants-Prof. QIN Yaqing, Professor and Executive Vice president, China Foreign Affairs University

-Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN, Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of the Americas, Tamkang University

-Mr. J. Jayasiri, Senior Director, Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia

-Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO, Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communications, University of Asia and the Pacific (Former Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines)

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Chairman's SpeechOpening Speech by Mr. Hatakeyama (October 11, 2010@JEF-NZIIA International Symposium)

The honorable Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, the honorable Russell Marshall, President of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen:
It is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to this International Symposium co-hosted by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs and my organization, the Japan Economic Foundation.

In March 2003, JEF organized the first international symposium in Singapore jointly with SIIA (Singapore Institute of International Affairs), focusing on a region-wide FTA in East Asia. Since then JEF has held the symposium in Bangkok, Manila, Seoul, Jakarta, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur and Delhi with the cooperation of a think tank or local university from each country. This meeting in New Zealand therefore marks the ninth time the symposium has been held.

There are three phenomena in particular that deserve our attention in terms of efforts to promote FTAs in the region.

The first is that the recovery from the economic crisis since 2007 has not been as strong as anticipated. To get out of the crisis, many countries have implemented economic stimulus packages using governmental spending. Thanks to these packages, the world economy has just about managed to escape a hard landing so far. But these packages were designed to last only a certain period of time. Once their effects wear off, the world economy will decline again. In other words, the global economy has not yet recovered self-sustaining power. Therefore, the world economy needs to be given more stimulus packages. However, using government budgets for this purpose is impossible in many countries because of deteriorated fiscal situations. In these countries, therefore, deregulation, rather than government spending, is necessary to stimulate the economy. However, it will be extremely difficult for these countries to undertake unilateral deregulation to bring about deregulation. Therefore it has become necessary for mutual deregulation to be realized in the negotiations of the WTO. However, it has become obvious that the WTO Doha Development Round Negotiations will not be concluded this year. Accordingly, FTAs will have to play the mutual deregulation role instead.

The second phenomenon is the fact that in the past few years ago the government of South Korea has been very keen to pursue FTAs not only with Asian countries but also with countries in other areas. As you know well, the government of South Korea signed an FTA with the US and initialed with the EU. This new attitude of South Korea toward FTAs has stimulated competition from many countries in the area in terms of seeking FTAs.

The third phenomenon is the signing of an Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between China and Taiwan last June. A cross-strait ECFA will serve not only to strengthen the economic relationship between China and Taiwan, but should also significantly reduce obstacles to the signing of an FTA with Taiwan's other trade partners that have wanted to have an FTA but have refrained from doing so out of consideration for China. In this sense, the signing of the ECFA between China and Taiwan is highly significant for the rest of the world, particularly for countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Partly reflecting these three phenomena, there are at least five big regional FTA movements in the region at present. These are the EAFTA, CEPEA, FTAAP, TPP and CJKFTA. I will talk about these movements in greater detail in my presentation in Session 3 this afternoon.

Considering these circumstances, I hope that this symposium will discuss the issues I have just mentioned, including "How should we seek the future shape of regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific Area?"

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Honorable Russell Marshall of NZIIA, all the distinguished speakers and the panelists and to all the participants who have made this symposium a reality. In particular, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Honorable Tim Groser, New Zealand's Minister of Trade, for delivering the keynote speech immediately after my remarks. I am sincerely grateful to him for accepting our invitation despite his busy schedule.

Finally, I would also like to thank all the staff of NZIIA who have contributed greatly to making this symposium happen. I wish all of you an interesting and fruitful discussion.

Before ending my opening remarks, however, I would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest condolences on the passing of Dr. Hadi Soesastro. Among many other things, Dr. Soesastro was an extensive contributor who devoted himself to JEF's International Symposium for many years as a regional leader of Asia-Pacific regional economic integration, beginning with its first event in Singapore in 2003. We deeply regret the loss of a great man of common sense.

I would now like to declare the symposium formally open.

Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(October 11-12, 2010)

CHINA

Prof. QIN Yaqing Professor and Executive Vice president, China Foreign Affairs University

ERIA

Mr. Hidetoshi NISHIMURA Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

INDONESIA

Dr. DJISMAN Simandjuntak Executive Director, Prasetiya Mulya Business School / Chairman, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation

JAPAN

Mr. Takeshi FUJIMOTO Executive Director, JETRO Singapore / Regional Representative (East Asia), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) / (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
Mr. Masaru INOUE Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Makoto SHIOTA Deputy Director-General, for International Regional Policy Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan
Prof. Shujiro URATA Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
KOREA
Dr. Sangkyom KIM Senior Research Fellow, Department of Trade and Investment Policy / Executive Director, Korean National Center for APEC Studies, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

MALAYSIA

Mr. J. Jayasiri Senior Director, Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
NEW ZEALAND
Hon. Tim GROSER Minister of Trade
Prof. Gary HAWKE Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
Mr. Brian LYNCH Director, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA)
Hon. Russell MARSHALL President, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA)
Mr. Tony NOWELL Member, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) NewZealand
Prof. Robert SCOLLAY Associate Professor and Director of the APEC Study Centre, The University of Auckland

PHILIPPINES

Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Senior Fellow, Center for Research and Communications University of Asia and the Pacific (Former Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines)

SINGAPORE

Dr. Hank LIM Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
H.E.Amb. ONG Keng Yong Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore / Director, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

TAIWAN

Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of the Americas, Tamkang University

September 24-25, 2009

Date September 24-25, 2009
Venue The Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi
1, Mansingh Road
New Delhi - 110 011
India
TEL: (91-11) 2302 6162
FAX: (91-11) 2302 6070
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg. 11F, 5-15-8 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Japan
TEL: (81-3) 5565-4824
FAX: (81-3) 5565-4828
URL: http://www.jef.or.jp
Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
Fourth Floor, Core IV-B,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110 003
India
TEL: (91-11) 2468 2177 /78 /79 /80
FAX: (91-11) 2468 2173 /74
URL: http://www.ris.org.in/

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Topics"Under economic crises, how should Asia promote further economic integration?"

Program

Session 1:" The financial and economic crisis and FTAs ? How can intra-regional export growth through FTAs help tackle the crisis?Presenters-Dr. DJISMAN Simandjuntak, Executive Director, Prasetiya Mulya Business School / Chairman, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation
East Asian oasis of stability: Geographical re-balancing of trade
Transforming East Asia into an oasis of stability through deeper integration

-Mr. Noriyuki MITA, Director, Economic Partnership Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan
The Financial and Economic Crisis and FTAs

-Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO, Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines
The financial and economic crisis and FTAs: How can intra-regional export growth through FTAs help tackle the crisis?
The financial and economic crisis and FTAs: How can intra-regional export growth through FTAs help tackle the crisis? (Word)

Discussant-Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN, Senior Advisor, National Security Council
The Financial & Economic Crisis and FTAs: How can intra-regional export growth through FTAs help tackle the crisis?

Session 2: Asian FTAs in progress ? An introduction to EAFTA, CEPEA, and TPPPresenters-Prof. ZHANG Yunling, Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
East Asia FTA: Feasibility Perspective

-Dr. Shujiro URATA, Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Asian FTAs under Study: EAFTA and CEPEA

-Prof. Gary HAWKE, Emeritus Professor, Victoria University
Asian FTAs in Progress - An introduction to EAFTA, CEPEA and TPP
Asian FTAs in Progress - An introduction to EAFTA, CEPEA and TPP (Word)

Discussant-Mr. Hidetoshi NISHIMURA, Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
ERIA's Activities

Session 3: What would be the future shape for regional economic integration in East Asia?Presenters-Mr. P.K. DASH, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India
Future shape of regional economic integration in east Asia

-Dr. Chulsu KIM, Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI), Lee International / (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea)
The Next Step in East Asian Economic Integration

-Dr. Hank LIM, Director for Research, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
What would be the Future Shape for Regional Integration in East Asia?

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Chairman's SpeechOpening Speech by Mr. Hatakeyama (September 24, 2009 @JEF-RIS International Symposium

The Honorable Dr. Shashi THAROOR, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India, Dr. Arjun SENGUPTA, Chairman of Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Dr. Biswajit DHAR, Director-General of RIS, and Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to the International Symposium, "Under economic crises, how should Asia promote further economic integration?"

In March 2003, the Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) organized the first international symposium on an East Asian Free Trade Area in Singapore in cooperation with the SIIA (Singapore Institute of International Affairs). Since then, the JEF has held this symposium for 7 consecutive years in cities like Bangkok, Manila, Seoul, Jakarta, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. Each year, the symposium has been held in a different host city and co-organized with a different partner country. However the theme--East Asian economic integration--has remained the same. And now, for this, the 8th year, the JEF has chosen this historical place as the host city, and has asked the RIS to serve as co-organizer. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to RIS for accepting to co-organize. At the same time, the JEF and the RIS have invited experts on this subject from all over the region.

Today's symposium is particularly significant in several ways.

First, this year's symposium is our first meeting since the global financial and economic crisis hit last year. To recover from this crisis, every country is required to do two things; namely, expand domestic demand and expand external demand. For the expansion of domestic demand, the majority of countries in this region have been implementing economic stimulus packages. For the expansion of external demand, I had originally thought that it would be a good idea for us to establish an FTA in this region, with the goal of lowering trade and investment barriers of partner countries in particular.
However, the issue doesn't seem to be so clear cut. I asked my colleagues at the JEF to compare exports to member countries with exports to non-member countries. Discovery out of this comparison is rather surprising. We found out that during this economic crisis, exports from FTA member countries and a Community to non-member countries dropped less than exports to member countries. For example, Thai exports to non-ASEAN countries declined 22.6% year on year during the first half of this year as compared to a 33.5% decline in Thai exports to ASEAN countries. The same thing happened with Germany, France and the UK in the EU. Furthermore the exports from the US and Canada declined less to non-members of the NAFTA than those to members.
As I mentioned, I had expected that an FTA would help exports to its members to expand more, or shrink less than exports to non-members even in economic crisis. Actually, however, what has happened in most FTA member countries is just the other way round. Why did this happen? Although further study is required to clarify things completely, I suspect one of the reasons may be that China and India, two growing global economic centers, are outside of the AFTA, the EU and the NAFTA. Accordingly, exports to China and India are counted as exports to non-members of those regional integrations. Therefore, if we can include both of these countries in our regional integration, we will share the benefits of their economic growth.
Secondly, the current world economic crisis has proven that high value added export items such as automobiles and electronics, as compared with daily necessities, are not necessarily more immune from export market recession. For example, China's export dependence ratio to GDP is almost two and half times larger than Japan's. Despite this, damage to Japan's GDP through export channels seems to be more serious than China's. Why? One answer is differences in the export structure. China's major export items are daily necessities, but Japan's are not.
In essence, high value items have been more vulnerable to the sudden decline in export market demand than necessities. This result is drawn from a study of Japan's situation. ASEAN member nations include more high value items among their major exports than China does.
Therefore, the sudden shrinkage of the US market had a direct impact on ASEAN exports. If it is the case, how can ASEAN members avoid a similar situation in the future?

Thirdly, on the institutional front of East Asian economic integration, the first phase of studies on the EAFTA and the CEPEA were completed in summer of this year. These two independent studies, one for ASEAN+3 and the other for ASEAN+6 were conducted by experts. Now, both studies have entered the second phase, which will be conducted at a governmental level. Therefore, today's symposium is a good opportunity for all of us to give some suggestions regarding these studies. Such suggestions can be also extended to a study on an APEC member FTA.

I hope these three points as well as others will be discussed during today's symposium.

Lastly, I am grateful to all the panelists with many of them coming from overseas to be participating in the symposium. And my gratitude will also extend to audience as well as, once again, RIS. It is my hope that all of you are able to enjoy a very fruitful discussion.

Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(September 24-25, 2009)

CHINA

Prof. ZHANG Yunling Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (* Paper submission only *)

INDIA

Dr. Shashi THAROOR Honorable Minister of State for External Affairs, Govt. of India
Dr. Arjun SENGUPTA Chairman, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) / Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Ms. L. K. PONAPPA Vice Chairperson, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) / Deputy National Security Advisor
Mr. P.K. DASH, Joint Secretary Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India
Dr. Biswajit DHAR Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
Dr. Ram Upendra DAS Senior Fellow, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

INDONESIA

Dr. DJISMAN Simandjuntak Executive Director, Prasetiya Mulya Business School / Chairman, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation

JAPAN

Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) / (Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
Dr. Shujiro URATA Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Mr. Noriyuki MITA Director, Economic Partnership Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Takeshi FUJIMOTO Executive Director, JETRO Singapore / Regional Representative (East Asia), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan
KOREA
Dr. Chulsu KIM Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI), Lee International / (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea)

MALAYSIA

Mr. J. Jayasiri Senior Director, Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
NEW ZEALAND
Prof. Gary HAWKE Emeritus Professor, Victoria University

PHILIPPINES

Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines

SINGAPORE

H.E.Amb. ONG Keng Yong Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore / Director, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)
Dr. Hank LIM Director for Research, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
CHINESE-TAIPEI
Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN Senior Advisor, National Security Council

ERIA

Mr. Hidetoshi NISHIMURA Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

October 30-31, 2008

Date October 30-31, 2008
Asia-Pacific Forum 2008Asia-Pacific Forum 2008
Venue Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
P.O. Box 10905
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
TEL: (603) 2380 8888
FAX: (603) 2380 8833
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg. 11F, 5-15-8 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL: (81-3) 5565-4824
FAX: (81-3) 5565-4828
URL: http://www.jef.or.jp
Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
No. 1, Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin P O Box 12424
50778 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEL:(603) 2693 9366
FAX:(603) 2691 5435
URL:http://www.isis.org.my

Topics"EAFTA, CEPEA, FTAAP and beyond"

Session 1: Stocktaking of Bilateral and Regional FTAs in Asia-Pacific Region

Session 2: The Progress and Outlook of EAFTA, CEPEA, and FTAAP

Session 3: Issues Beyond FTAs in East Asia, Including Possibility of ASEM FTA and Global Warming

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Chairman's SpeechOpening remarks by Mr. Hatakeyama (October 30, 2008 @JEF-ISIS International Symposium

The Honorable Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, Chairman and CEO, Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia, H.E. Mr. Masahiko Horie, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, Dr. Mahani Zainal Abidin, Director General, ISIS Malaysia, Distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen:
It is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to the International Symposium, "EAFTA, CEPEA, FTAAP and beyond".

In March 2003, JEF organized the first international symposium on East Asian Free Trade Area in Singapore with the cooperation of SIIA (Singapore Institute of International Affairs). Since then JEF held this symposium in Bangkok, Manila, Seoul, Jakarta and Beijing respectively with the cooperation of a think tank or university of each country, focusing on the future prospects of an East Asian Economic Partnership. This year we have asked ISIS Malaysia to co-host this symposium and ISIS Malaysia kindly accepted this.

Since JEF started this symposium five and a half years ago, there have been noticeable changes taking place in East Asia in terms of regional economic integration. In particular, with the recent breakdown of Doha Development Round, the momentum towards regional or bi-lateral economic arrangements has been intensified.

As we all are aware, there are three proposals on the table for discussions on East Asian or Asia Pacific economic integrations;
1) East Asia Free Trade Area (EAFTA) proposed by China, consisting ASEAN +3
2) Comprehensive Economic Partnership in East Asia (CEPEA) proposed by Japan, consisting of ASEAN +6
3) Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) proposed by the United States.
What would be the relationship between the EAFTA, CEPEA and FTAAP?
I hope that at this symposium we will discuss this issue.

In addition to this, we would like to broaden our horizons toward a possible region to region economic integration.
Last year Korea started negotiations with the EU on possible Korea-EU FTA. If this will have been agreed and implemented, all Asian goods except Korean's will be discriminated in the EU market as compared to Korean goods unless ASEAN-EU FTA will have been completed. Of course even in this case, Japanese and Chinese goods are discriminated in the EU market as compared to Korean or ASEAN goods. To solve this issue, perhaps it is an interesting idea to explore a possibility to start a study for ASEM FTA. It will make a good balance with the study for APEC FTA I mentioned above.

Thirdly, as financial turmoil which started from the US has increasingly become globalized including Asia. If you recall the great depression back in 1929 and early 30's, the financial crisis led to blocked economies worldwide and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act in the US. Therefore we have to be extremely careful so that this financial turmoil will not bring about trade and investment protectionism.
Last but not the least, it will be useful if we can discuss global warming issue whose new stage after the Kyoto Protocol will start from 2013. In the case of the Montreal Protocol which has been addressing Freon gas, import restriction has been introduced against non-participating countries in the Protocol. Should we consider to introduce trade measures against non-participating countries in the Post Kyoto Protocol? Or should we come up with the idea to solicit every country to participate?
I would like to introduce my personal, very provocative idea on this later at the 3rd session to stimulate our discussion.

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Tan Sri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, and Dr. Mahani of ISIS Malaysia, all the distinguished speakers and the panelists and you, the participants for making this symposium realized. In particular, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to The Honorable Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia for delivering the keynote speech immediately after my remarks. I sincerely feel grateful that he accepted our invitation despite his hectic schedule.
Finally, I would also like to thank all staff of ISIS Malaysia, which has greatly contributed to this symposium. I wish all of you an interesting and fruitful discussion.
Thank you very much.

Now I would like to declare the symposium starts.

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4.Participants(October 30-31, 2008)

CHINA

Dr. CHAI Yu Professor and director of economic cooperation division, The institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

INDIA

Dr. Nagesh KUMAR Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)

INDONESIA

Dr. DJISMAN Simandjuntak Executive Director, Prasetiya Mulya Business School, and Chairman, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation
Dr. HADI Soesastro Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS-Jakarta)

JAPAN

Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF), (Former Vice-Minster for International Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Dr. Motoshige ITOH Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Mr. Atsuo KURODA Deputy Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-Japan)
Mr. Yoshifumi MURASE Executive Director, JETRO Singapore, Regional Representative (East Asia) of METI Japan
Mr. Hiroshi TSUKAMOTO President, Institute for International Studies and Training Special Advisor, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-Japan), Commissioner General of the Japanese Section Expo Shanghai 2010
Dr. Shujiro URATA Professor of International Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

KOREA

Dr. Chulsu KIM Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI), Lee International (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea)

MALAYSIA

The Honourable Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin Minister of International Trade and Industry
Tan Sri Mohamed JAWHAR Hassan Chairman and CEO, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS Malaysia)
Mr. J. Jayasiri Senior Director, Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia
Dr. MAHANI Zainal Abidin Director General, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS Malaysia)

PHILIPPINES

Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines

SINGAPORE

Dr. Hank LIM Director for Research, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

TAIWAN

Dr. Mignonne Man-jung CHAN Senior Advisor, National Security Council

November 1-2, 2007

Date November 1-2, 2007
Asia-Pacific Forum 2007Asia-Pacific Forum 2007
Venue Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong
26 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue
Beijing, China
TEL: (8610) 6512-5555
FAX: (8610) 6513-0868
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg. 11F, 5-15-8 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
TEL: (81-3) 5565-4824
FAX: (81-3) 5565-4828
URL: http://www.jef.or.jp
Academic Division of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (ADIS CASS)
3 Zhang Zizhong Rd., Beijing 100007 China
TEL: (86-10) 6406-3922
FAX: (86-10) 6406-3041

Topics"A New Age of Trade in Asia"

Session 1: The recent FTA movements in the East Asia region and future prospects towards an integral FTA in the region

Session 2: How should we deal with the different proposals towards an integral FTA in the East Asia region as a whole?

Session 3: The Korea-US FTA and its implications to East Asia and Europe

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Chairman's SpeechOpening remarks by Mr. Hatakeyama (November 1, 2007 @JEF-ADIS CASS International Symposium)

Prof. Zhang Yunling, Director of Academic Division of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen:

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to the International Symposium, "A New Age of Trade in Asia", co-hosted by Academic Division of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and my organization, Japan Economic Foundation.

In March 2003, JEF organized the first international symposium in Singapore jointly with SIIA (Singapore Institute of International Affairs), focusing on a region-wide FTA in East Asia. Since then JEF has held the symposium in Bangkok, Manila, Seoul, and Jakarta respectively with the cooperation of a think tank or university of each country.

Since JEF started this symposium four and half years ago, there have been the following noticeable changes taking place in East Asia.

Firstly, the number of FTAs in this area, both bilateral and regional, increased remarkably including ASEAN-China FTA, ASEAN-Korea FTA. ASEAN-Japan FTA is to be signed this month in Singapore.

In March 2003 when we organized the symposium in Singapore for the first time, there were only 7 such FTAs. As of now there are more than 30 FTAs in which at least one East Asian country is involved. More FTAs are under negotiations.

Secondly, a feasibility study report on EAFTA was submitted in July last year under the chairmanship of Mr. Zhang Yunling, who is our counterpart this time. The core of this report was that an independent process to form an EAFTA consisting of ASEAN +3 could be launched in 2007.

Thirdly, Japan proposed to start feasibility study on Comprehensive Economic Partnership in East Asia (CEPEA), consisting of ASEAN +6, on which the leaders agreed to launch a Track Two study among East Asia Summit participants.

Fourthly, the US has expressed interests in integral economic arrangements in this region. At the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Hanoi in November last year, the idea of FTA AP was proposed with the strong initiative of the US. The leaders instructed their officials to undertake further studies on this idea as a long term prospect. In June this year, the US and Korea signed a free trade agreement. This KORUS FTA is expected to have significant implications for trade and investment in this region.

I hope that this symposium will discuss those issues I mentioned above, including "How should we deal with the different proposal towards an integral FTA in the East Asia region as a whole?".

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Prof. Zhang Yunling, all the distinguished speakers and the panelists and you, the participants for making this symposium realized.

Finally, I would also like to thank all staff of ADIS, CASS which has greatly contributed to this symposium. I wish all of you an interesting and fruitful discussion.

Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(November 1-2, 2007)

ASEAN

Dr. Termsak CHALERMPALANUPAP Special Assistant to the Secretary-General of ASEAN and Director for Research in the Office of the Secretary-General, The ASEAN Secretariat

AUSTRALIA

Mr. Allan GYNGELL Executive Director, The Lowy Institute for International Policy

CHINA

Prof. ZHANG Yunling Director, Academic Division of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (ADIS CASS)

INDONESIA

Dr. Djisman SIMANDJUNTAK Executive Director, Prasetiya Mulya Business School and Chairman, Board of Directors, CSIS Foundation

JAPAN

Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman and CEO Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) (Former Vice-Minster for International Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
Mr. Shigehiro TANAKA Director, Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-Japan)
Mr. Hiroshi TSUKAMOTO President, Institute for International Studies and Training

KOREA

Dr. Chulsu KIM Chairman, Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI), Lee International (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea)

MALAYSIA

Mr. J. Jayasiri Senior Director, Economic and Trade Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia

SINGAPORE

Dr. Hank LIM Director for Research, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

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November 30-December 1, 2006

Date November 30-December 1, 2006
Asia-Pacific Forum 2006Asia-Pacific Forum 2006
Venue Hotel Nikko Jakarta
Jalan M.H. Thamrin 59
Jakarta 10350 Indonesia
Tel:(62-21)230-1122 Fax:(62-21)314-3631
http://www.nikkojakarta.com
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
11th Floor Jiji Press Building 5-15-8 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
TEL:(81-3)5565-4824
FAX:(81-3)5565-4828
URL:http://www.jef.or.jp
Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Jalan Tanah Abang III/27
Jakarta 10160 Indonesia
TEL:(62-21)386-5532
FAX:(62-21)384-7517
URL:http://www.csis.or.id

Program"East Asian Free Trade Area (EAFTA) and its Basic Framework"

Session 1: The recent FTA movements in the East Asian region and future prospects toward the EAFTA

Session 2: What is Japan's proposal for Comprehensive Economic Partnership in East Asia (CEPEA) - Former Minister Nikai's Initiatives?

Session 3: An East Asian Community or the EAFTA? (Evaluation of East Asia Summit held in Kuala Lumpur last December)

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Chairman's SpeechOpening remarks by Mr. Hatakeyama (November 30, 2006 @JEF-CSIS International Symposium)

H.E. Drs. H. Muhammad Jusuf KALLA, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Djisman Simandjuntak, Chairman, Board of Director, CSIS Foundation, Mr. Sofjan Wanandi, Member of the Executive Board of CSIS, Dr. Hadi Soesastro, Executive Director, CSIS, Distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen:

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to the International Symposium, "East Asian Free Trade Area (EAFTA) and its Basic Framework".

In March 2003, JEF organized the first international symposium on Asian free trade area in Singapore with the cooperation of SIIA (Singapore Institute of International Affairs). Since then JEF held this symposium in Bangkok, Manila, and Seoul respectively with the cooperation of a think tank or university of each country, focusing on the future prospects of an EAFTA. This year we have asked CSIS of Indonesia to co-host this symposium. President Yudhoyono is now in Japan and agreed in principle with Prime Minister Abe on Japan-Indonesia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) just yesterday.

Since JEF started this symposium three and a half years ago, there have been following noticeable changes taking place in East Asia.

Firstly the number of FTAs in this area increased remarkably including ASEAN-China FTA. As of now there are 33 FTAs in which at least one East Asian country is involved. As of March 2003 there were only 7 such FTAs. More FTAs are under negotiations, including Korea-US FTA.

Secondly a Joint Expert Group established in 2005 for feasibility study on an EAFTA came up with a report on EAFTA July this year under the chairmanship of Mr. Zhang Yunling who is with us now. The core of this report was to launch in 2007 an independent process to form an EAFTA consisting of ASEAN +3.

Thirdly Japan proposed to start feasibility study on an EAFTA from 2007 consisting of ASEAN +6 FTA.

Fourthly especially due to two proposals mentioned above the US expressed its displeasure informally with the recent development for trying to realize East Asian integration, excluding the US.

The last but not the least, the first East Asian Summit was held last year in Kuala Lumpur and the second one is going to be held in Cebu Island next month. In relation to this, many references were and have been made to East Asian Community even by leaders' of this area.

I hope that this symposium will discuss those issues I mentioned above, including the establishment of an EAFTA as well as the viability of an EAC.

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Djisman Simandjuntak, Mr. Sofjan Wanandi and Dr. Hadi Soesastro of CSIS, all the distinguished speakers and the panelists and you, the participants for making this symposium realized. In particular, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to H.E. Dr. H. Muhammad Jusuf KALLA, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, for delivering the keynote speech immediately after my remarks. I sincerely feel grateful that he accepted our invitation despite his hectic schedule.

Finally, I would also like to thank all staff of CSIS, which has greatly contributed to this symposium. I wish all of you an interesting and fruitful discussion.

Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(November 30-December 1, 2006)

ASEAN

H.E. Mr. ONG Keng Yong Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations

China

Prof. ZHANG Yunling Director, Professor, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS)

Indonesia

H.E. Drs. H. Muhammad Jusuf KALLA Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia
Dr. Djisman SIMANDJUNTAK Chairman, Board of Director, CSIS Foundation/Executive Director, Prasetya Mulya Business School
Dr. Hadi SOESASTRO Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS-Jakarta)

Japan

Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)(Former Vice-Minster for International Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Industry of Japan)
Mr. Yuji KIYOKAWA Advisor, Toshiba Corporation
Mr. Nobuhiko SASAKI Deputy Director General, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-Japan)
Mr. Hiroshi TSUKAMOTO President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Mr. Yasushi AKAHOSHI Executive Director, Industrial Research, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Singapore
Mr. Noriyuki YONEMURA Chairman, Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultants Association (J-SMECA)

Korea

Dr. Chulsu KIM Senior Advisor, Lee International (Former Minister of Trade of the Republic of Korea)

Malaysia

Mr. J. JAYASIRI Senior Director, Bilateral and Regional Relations, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia

Philippines

Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Senior Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Philippines
Singapore
Mr. Simon SC TAY Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Dr. Hank LIM Director for Research, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

Taiwan

Prof. Vincent C. SIEW Chairman, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) (Former Premier of Taiwan Republic of China)

27-28 October, 2005

Date 27-28 October, 2005
Asia-Pacific Forum 2005Asia-Pacific Forum 2005
Venue The Westin Chosun, SEOUL(@ Orchid Room)
87, Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea, 100-070
TEL: (82-2) 771-0500
FAX: (82-2)753-6370
URL: http://www.echosunhotel.com/
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
11th Floor, Jiji Press Building, 5-15-8
Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 104-0061
TEL:(81-3) 5565-4824
FAX:(81-3) 5565-4828
URL: www.jef.or.jp
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
300-4, Yomgokdong, Seochogu, Seoul 137-747, Korea
TEL: (82-2) 3460-1114
FAX: (82-2) 3460-1125
URL: http://www.kiep.go.kr

ProgramSession 1: Bilateral and regional FTAs in the regioni) Assessment of the FTAs already in force in the region
ii) Difficult issues for many FTAs to cope with (WTO compatibility and other issues)

Session 2: What is ASEAN Economic Community?

Session 3: Creating the EAFTAi) Timing of the Creation of EAFTA and an Integrated Road-map to Achieving it
ii) Members of EAFTA

Session 4: The relation between bilateral or regional FTAs in the region and a possible EAFTAHarmonization of the Rules of Origin for Creating the EAFTA

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SummarySummary

Chairman's SpeechOpening Remarks by Mr. Hatakeyama (27 Oct. 2005 @ JEF-KIEP International Symposium)

H.E. Dr. SUPACHAI Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD), Dr. Kyung Tae Lee, President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Distinguished guests and ladies and gentlemen;

On behalf of Japan Economic Foundation, it is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to the International Symposium "Creating East Asia Free Trade Area" which we are co-hosting with Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).

In March, 2003, JEF and SIIA (Singapore Institute of International Affairs) co-organized the International Symposium entitled "FTA: JSEPA and Beyond" in Singapore. JSEPA stands for Japan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement, which is the first free trade agreement Japan has ever had.

Following the symposium in Singapore, in January, last year and in February this year, we co-organized the symposium with Thammasat University in Bangkok and with AIM (Asian Institute of Management) in Manila respectively, focusing on the future prospects of EAFTA (East Asian Free Trade Area).

Now, this time, we have chosen Seoul as the venue for the symposium, mainly because, as you all are aware, Japan-Korea Free Trade Agreement is under negotiation between the governments of two countries, Japan and Korea.

Looking back on the history of this negotiation, in the summit meeting held in Tokyo on October, 1998, then Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi of Japan and then President Kim Dae-jung of the Republic of Korea signed the Joint Declaration of the New Japan-ROK Partnership for the 21st Century to built a future-oriented relationship with a view to reinforcing economic partnership between the two countries.

Against this backdrop, '21st century Japan-Korea Economic Relations Study Group' was established in December 1998 under the initiative of research institutions, JETRO's Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) of Japan and Korea Institute for the International Economic Policy (KIEP) to examine the economic feasibility of a FTA between the two countries. In the meantime, I was leading this study on Japan side as Chairman and CEO of JETRO.
It is quite a coincidence that I am working together with KIEP again as co-organizers of this Symposium.

Through the last three symposiums in Singapore, Bangkok and Manila, we have closely examined the existing FTAs and the advantages that they can and in some cases, are already offering new opportunities for businesses. We have also discussed some of broader aspects of FTA movement in Asia including ASEAN-China, ASEAN-Japan, ASEAN-Korea FTAs and possible East Asia FTA.

Through these discussions, I have come to strongly believe that what is most important in this area is to launch as soon as possible a study and then negotiations on EAFTA(East Asian Free Trade Agreement), including 15 economies in this area, namely ASEAN plus three, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
It might be worth exploring the possibility to include Australia, New Zealand and India.

This symposium aims at discussing a possible road-map to East Asia Free Trade Agreement focusing on the relation between the bilateral or regional FTAs in the region and possible EAFTA.

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Kyung Tae Lee, President of Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), all the distinguished speakers and the panelists from nine countries and you, the participants for making this symposium realized. In particular, I would like to record my gratitude to His Excellency Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (Former Director-General of the World Trade Organization) (WTO) to deliver the Keynote Speech after this session. I sincerely appreciate that he accepted our invitation despite his hectic schedule.

I would also like to thank all staff of The Korea Institute of International Economic Policy, which has greatly contributed to realizing this symposium.
I wish all of you an interesting and fruitful discussion.
Thank you very much.

2016. NOVEMBER 2015. NOVEMBER 2014. NOVEMBER 2013. NOVEMBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. OCTOBER 2010. OCTOBER 2009. SEPTEMBER 2008. OCTOBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. OCTOBER 2005. FEBRUARY 2004. JANUARY 2003. MARCH

4.Participants(27-28 October, 2005)

ASEAN

H.E. Mr. ONG Keng Yong Secretary-General
Association of Southeast Asian Nations

China

Prof. ZHANG Yunling Director
Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies/APEC Policy Center
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Indonesia

Dr. Djisman SIMANDJUNTAK Chairman
Board of Trustees, Department of Economics,Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS-Jakarta)

Japan

Mr. Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman & CEO
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Prof. Norio KOMURO Professor
Graduate School of Law
University of Kobe
Mr. Nobuhiko SASAKI Deputy Director General
Trade Policy Bureau
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-Japan)
Mr. Hiroshi TSUCHIYA Executive Managing Director
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Hiroshi TSUKAMOTO President
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Korea

Dr. Chulsu KIM Senior Advisor
Lee International(Former Minister of Trade)
Dr. Chang Jae LEE Director
Center for Northeast Asian Economic Cooperation
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Dr. Kyung Tae LEE President
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Mr. Jae Ho PARK Director
Fair Trade Division, Korea Customs Service

Philippines

Dr. Thomas G. AQUINO Undersecretary
International Trade Group (ITG)
Ministry of Trade and Industry

Singapore

Prof. Simon SC TAY Chairman
Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Dr. Hank LIM Director of Research
Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

Taiwan

Mr. Vincent C. SIEW Chairman
Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER)
(Former Premier of Taiwan Republic of China)

Thailand(UNCTAD)

Dr. SUPACHAI Panitchpakdi(UNCTAD) Secretary-General
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD)
(Former Director-General of World Trade Organization)

Vietnam

Mr. HO Quang Trung Deputy Director General
Import-Export Administration Department
Ministry of Trade

4-5 February, 2005

Date 4-5 February, 2005
Asia-Pacific Forum 2005Asia-Pacific Forum 2005
Venue 4 February, 2005
The Peninsula, Manila(@Rigodon Ball Room)
Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226 Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
TEL: +63 2-887-2888
FAX: +63 2-815-4825
www.peninsula.com
5 February, 2005
AIM Conference Center(@Function Rooms 1-4)
4th Floor, AIM Conference Center, Benavidez corner Trasierra Sts.,
Legaspi Village, 1260 Makati City, Philippines
TELEFAX: +63 2-751-9182/3
www.policy.aim.edu.ph
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Address:JIJI Press Bldg.,
11F 1-15-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
TEL: +81 3-5565-4824
FAX: +81 3-5565-4828
www.jef.or.jp
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center
Address: 4F, AIM Conference Center, Benavidez corner Trasierra Sts.,
Legaspi Village, 1260 Makati City, Philippines
TELEFAX: +63 2-751-9182/3
www.policy.aim.edu.ph

ProgramSession 1: The Recent Development of FTAs within East AsiaPart I: Bilateral FTAs (eg. Japan-Korea /Malaysia/Philippines/Thai/Indonesia, Korea-Singapore etc.)

Session 2: The Recent Development of FTAs within East AsiaPart II: Regional FTAs (e.g. ASEAN-Japan/China/Korea, AFTA)

Session 3: Report Presentation Research Study on Integrated Road Map to East Asia FTA conducted by SIIA

Session 4: A Road Map to EAFTA-Why do we need EAFTA? What is the mission of EAFTA?
-The significance of EAFTA and its implications.
-How do we develop the regional and bilateral FTAs into EAFTA?
-How shall we overcome some difficulties of EAFTA?

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Chairman's SpeechOpening Remarks by Mr. Hatakeyama (4 Feb. 2005 @ International Symposium)

H.E. Mr. Fidel V. Ramos, Chairman of Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, Inc. Dr. Federico Macaranas, Executive Director, The AIM Policy Center, Asian Institute of Management, Distinguished guests and ladies and gentlemen.

On behalf of Japan Economic Foundation, it is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to the International Symposium "An Integrated Road-Map to East Asia Free Trade Agreement", which we are co-hosting with Asian Institute of Management.
This symposium is organized under the auspices of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and Japan External Trade organization (JETRO) on Japanese side.

In March 2003, almost two years ago, JEF and SIIA (Singapore Institute of International Affairs) co-organized the International Symposium entitled "FTA: JSEPA and Beyond" in Singapore. JSEPA stands for Japan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement, which is the first free trade agreement Japan has ever had.

Following the symposium in Singapore, in January last year, we co-organized the symposium with Thammasat University in Bangkok, entitled "The future prospects of EAFTA".
Now, this year, we have chosen Manila as the venue for the symposium, mainly because as a matter of fact, just on this very day, February 4th, 2004(last year), the governments of two countries, Japan and Philippines, entered into negotiation for Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement(JPEPA).
Since then, a series of meetings were held and through these meetings active and substantial negotiations were conducted.
Finally, on 29th November 2004(last year), Prime Minister Koizumi and President Arroyo have confirmed that both sides reached agreements in principle on major elements of the Agreement.

Through the last two symposiums in Singapore and Bangkok, we have closely examined the existing FTAs such as JSEPA, and the advantages that they can and in some cases, are already offering new opportunities for businesses. We also discussed some of broader aspects of FTA movement in Asia including Asean-Japan, Asean-China, Asean-Korea FTAs and possible East Asia FTA. I am very pleased that Asean-China FTA on the trade in goods has been signed in November last year and the two sides are currently negotiating a similar agreement on the trade in services and investment.
Through these discussions, I have come to strongly believe that what is most important in this area is to launch as soon as possible a study and then negotiations on EAFTA (East Asian Free Trade Agreement), including 15 economies in this area, namely ASEAN plus three, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

This symposium aims at discussing a possible road-map to East Asia Free Trade Agreement and other important FTA elements in this region.

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Federico Macaranas, Executive Director of The AIM policy Center, Asian Institute of Management, all the distinguished speakers and the panelists from nine countries and you, the participants for making this symposium possible. In particular, I would like to record my gratitude to His Excellency Mr. Fidel V. Ramos, Former President of Philippines to deliver the Keynote Speech after this session.

I would also like to thank all staff of The Asian Institute of Management, which has greatly contributed to realizing this symposium.
I wish all of you an interesting and fruitful discussion.
Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(4-5 February, 2005)

ASEAN

H.E. Mr. Ong Keng Yong Secretary-General
Association ofSoutheast Asian
Nations (ASEAN)

China

Prof. Zhang Yunling Director
Institute of Asia Pacific
Studies/APEC Policy Center
Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences (CASS)

France

Mr. Jacques Desponts Senior Executive Vice President
Member of the Executive
Committee BNP PARIBAS
(Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance and Budget)

Indonesia

Dr. Hadi Soesastro Executive Director
Centre for Strategic and International Studies CSIS

Japan

Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman & CEO
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Yasuo Tanabe Vice-President
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry(RIETI)
Mr. Tadakatsu Sano Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, -Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Mr. Hiroshi Tsuchiya Executive Managing Director
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Hiroshi Tsukamoto President
Japan External Trade
Organization (JETRO)
Dr. Shujiro Urata Professor
School of Social Science
Waseda University

Korea

Dr. Chulsu Kim President
Sejong University (Former Minister of Trade)

Philippines

Dr. Tomas G. Aquino Undersecretary
International Trade Group
(ITG) Ministry of Trade and Industry
Dr. Federico Macaranas Executive Director
AIM Policy Center
Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
H.E. Mr. Fidel V. Ramos Chairman
Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, Inc.
(Former President/ Republic of the Philippines)

Singapore

Prof. Simon SC Tay Chairman
Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Prof. Hank Lim Director of Research
Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

Taiwan

Mr. Vincent C. Siew Chairman
Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER)
(Former Premier of Taiwan Republic of China)

Thailand

Dr. Thanong Bidaya Vice Chairman of Council of Economic Advisors to the Prime Minister
(Former Minister of Finance)

January 29th-30th , 2004 (Thursday and Friday)

Date January 29th-30th , 2004 (Thursday and Friday)
Asia-Pacific Forum 2004Asia-Pacific Forum 2004
Venue A Four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok
155 Rajadamri Road Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel:+66 2250 1000
Fax:+66 2253 9195
http://www.fourseasons.com/bangkok
*Thursday, January 29th at Ballroom
*Friday, January 30th at Montathip1
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Address :11th Floor, Jiji Press Building, 5-15-8 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 104-0061
TEL :81(country code)-3-5565-4824
FAX :81(country code)-3-5565-4828
URL :http://www.jef.or.jp
Thai APEC Study Center (TASC)Thammasat University
Address:Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, Pathum Thani 12121 Thailand
TEL :66(country code)-2-564-2850~3
FAX :66(country code)-2-564-2849
URL :http://www.apecthai.org
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Topics Session 1: Japan-ASEAN CEP and Japan's Bilateral FTAs
Session 2: AFTA and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
Session 3: After Lunch Keynote Speech
Session 4: Regional/Trans-regional FTAs in East Asia
Session 5: The Prospects of EAFTA-How East Asia develop regional FTAs into EAFTA? -Learn From EU Experiences, Objectives and Blueprints of EAFTA.
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(January 29th-30th , 2004 (Thursday and Friday))

ASEAN

H.E. Mr. Ong Keng Yong Secretary-General Association of Southeast Asian Nations

China

Prof. Zhang Yunling Director Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Germany

H.E. Mr. Andreas von Stechow Ambassador Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Indonesia

Dr. Hadi Soesastro Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies CSIS(Indonesia)

Japan

Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman & CEO Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Prof. Fukunari Kimura Professor, Faculty of Economics Keio University
Mr. Hirokazu Okumura Executive Vice President Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Mr. Hiroshi Tsuchiya Executive Managing Director Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Eiichi Hasegawa Deputy Director-General Trade Policy Bureau Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Korea

Dr. Chulsu Kim President Sejong University (Former Trade Minister)

Mexico

Dr. Herminio Blanco Former Minister Trade and Industrial Development of Mexico

Philippines

Dr. Thomas G. Aquino Undersecretary-International Trade Group (ITG) Ministry of Trade and Industry

Singapore

A/P Simon SC Tay Chairman Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)

Thailand

Mr. Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara Vice Minister for Commmerce Ministry of Commerce Dr Naris Chaiyasoot Rector Thammasat University
Mr. Manu Leopairote Permanent Secretary Ministry of Industry
Dr. Pichit Likitkijsomboon Director of Graduate Program Thammasat University
Dr. Suphat Suphachalasai Director Thammasat University Thai APEC Study Center (TASC)

7th-8th March 2003 (Friday-Saturday)

Date 7th-8th March 2003 (Friday-Saturday)
Asia-Pacific Forum 2003Asia-Pacific Forum 2003
Venue The Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue Marina Square Singapore 039797
Tel: (65)-6338-0066
*Friday, March 7th
The Oriental Ballroom I (Level 1)
*Saturday, March 8th
The Taeping Suite & The Ariel Suite (Level 5)
Sponsors Japan Side:
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Singapore Side:
Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Participants List
Topics Session1:Opening Keynote and Address
Session2:Panel Discussion-The Significance of JSEPA and its Regional Implications
Session3:Before Lunch Keynote Speech
Session4:ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnerships and Japan's FTA with other countries including Korea and Mexico
Session5:ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement
Session6:Towards An East Asian FTA?Regionalism and the World Trading System
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(7th-8th March 2003 (Friday-Saturday) )

China

H.E. Mr. Long Yongtu Secretary-General Boao Forum for Asia (Former Vice Minister,Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation)
Prof. Fan Gang Director, National Economic Research Institute China Reform Foundation Professor of Economics Peking University

Hong Kong

Mr. Michael Sze Cho-cheng Executive Director Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

Indonesia

Dr. Hadi Soesastro Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies CSIS

Japan

Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman & CEO Japan Economic Foundation
Dr. Motoshige Itoh Professor, Faculty of Economics The University of Tokyo
Mr. Hidetaka Saeki Vice President Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) (Former Japan's head for Japan-ASEAN EPA expert group)
Mr. Hiroshi Tsuchiya Executive Managing Director Japan Economic Foundation
Mr. Toshiya Tsugami Senior Fellow Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
Dr. Mitsuhiro Kagami Executive Vice President Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Korea

Dr. Chulsu Kim President Sejong University (Former Trade Minister)

Mexico

Dr. Herminio A. Blanco Mendoza Former Minister of Trade and Industrial Development of Mexico

Philippines

Dr. Thomas G. Aquino Undersecretary-International Trade Group (ITG) Ministry of Trade and Industry

Singapore

Mr. Raymond Lim Siang Keat Minister of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry
A/P Simon SC Tay Chairman Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Prof. Hank GH Lim Director of Research Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Ms. Janet Ang Country Managing Director IBM Singapore
Mr. Edmund Leow Director and Principal Baker & McKenzie. Wong & Leow
Mr. Aubeck Kam Director Ministry of Trade & Industry

Taiwan

Dr. Rong-I Wu President Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

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Participant List (Listed in alphabetical order)

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Shai Bernstein Stanford Univeristy
Nick Bloom Stanford Univeristy
Richard Dasher Stanford University
Brad DeLong University of California, Berkeley
Karl Eikenberry Stanford University
Francis Fukuyama Stanford University
Naoyuki Haraoka Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Robert Hodrick Stanford University
Takeo Hoshi Stanford Univeristy
Gen Isayama WiL
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Takatoshi Ito Columbia University
Shinnosuke Kameyama NEDO
Eita Kitani SV Branch
Keiichiro Kobayashi Keio University
Kazumasa Kusaka Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Kenji Kushida Stanford University
Yong Lee Stanford University
Phillip Lipscy Stanford University
Prashant Loyalka Stanford University
Hideichi Okada Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd
Kathryn Shaw Stanford University
Hirokazu Shimoda JETRO San Francisco
Ken Singleton Stanford Univeristy
Dan Sneider Stanford University
Kathleen Stephens Stanford University
Masaaki Tanaka Pricewaterhouse Coopers International
Ryoichi Togashi Komatsu Ltd.
Yoshiaki Tojo JETRO San Francisco
Tsunehiko Yanagihara Mitsubishi Corporation
Yu Jin Woo Stanford University

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Date Friday, June 3, 2016
Venue Center for American Progress (CAP), Washington DC, USA
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Center for American Progress (CAP)

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ProgramCenter for American ProgressJEF

The Global Economy and the US-Japan Alliance: Charting a Course for Next US Administration and Prime Minister Abe's Road to 2020

The US-Japan Forum aims to identify constraints on sustainable economic growth in the United States, Japan, and the world, and policies to confront these impediments. At a time of great uncertainty in the global economy, the 2016 Forum will address urgent issues such as income inequality, stagnant wage growth, structural impediments to growth, and other factors that impact both the United States and Japan, as well as the rest of the world. The Forum will also explore the implications of these economic, social and political challenges for international relations in the Asia-Pacific and globally, and for the US-Japan alliance.

Welcome and Opening RemarksNeera Tanden, President and CEO, CAP
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, JEF

Session One: Domestic and International Economic UncertaintiesJapanese presenter
Masaaki Tanaka
; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; Vice-Chair, Board of Councilors, US-Japan Council
Presentation

US presenter
Paula Stern
, Founder and Chair, The Stern Group; Former Chairwoman of the US International Trade Commission

Questions
* What are the trends for the global economy? How will they affect the United States and Japan?
* What is the outlook for the domestic economies of the United States and Japan?
* How will the challenge of rising inequality impact sustainable growth in the United States and Japan?
* What are the available policy options to respond to these challenges?

Session Two: Domestic PoliticsUS presenter
John Halpin
; Senior Fellow, CAP
Japanese presenter
Keiichiro Kobayashi
; Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
Presentation

Questions
* What is the outlook for domestic politics in Japan and the United States through 2020?
* How will domestic politics impact sustainable economic growth in the United States and Japan?
* How will current and emerging domestic constraints and structural impediments, such as inequality and depopulation (in the case of Japan), define our future?
* How will domestic politics impact foreign policy in Japan and the United States?

Moderator
Hideichi Okada
, Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation; Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, METI of Japan

Session Three: Political-Economy of the Asia-PacificJapanese presenter
Hideichi Okada
, Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation; Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, METI of Japan
Presentation

US presenter
Nirav Patel
, President and CEO, The Asia Group

Questions
* What are the trends in the political-economy of the Asia-Pacific?
* What is China's economic future? How will a Chinese slowdown impact international relations?

Moderator
Glen S. Fukushima
, Senior Fellow, CAP

Session Four: US-Japan Regional and Global CooperationUS presenter
Vikram Singh
, Vice President, National Security and International Policy, CAP

Japanese presenter
Yoriko Kawaguchi
; Professor, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Meiji University; Former Member of the House of Councilors of Japan; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Former Minister of the Environment
Presentation

Questions
* What should be the agenda for US-Japan cooperation over the coming four years? How will it be impacted by domestic and international economic developments?
* How should the United States and Japan prioritize cooperation globally versus in the Asia-Pacific?

Moderator
Naoyuki Haraoka
, Executive Managing Director, JEF


Wrap-Up and Closing RemarksNeera Tanden, President and CEO, CAP
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, JEF

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4.Participants(Friday, June 3, 2016)

Bill Danvers Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Rudy deLeon Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Nathan Fenstermacher Managing Director for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Michael Fuchs Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Glen S. Fukushima Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Andy Green Managing Director, Economic Policy, Center for American Progress (CAP)
John Halpin Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Naoyuki Haraoka Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Jordan Heiber Deputy Representative, MUFG D.C.
Ryota Isshiki Coordinating Vice President, Toyota Motor North America Inc.
Yoriko Kawaguchi Professor, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Meiji University Former Member of the House of Councilors of Japan Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Former Minister of the Environment
Keiichiro Kobayashi Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
Takashi Kume Director, JETRO New York (Japan External Trade Organization)
Junichiro Kuroda Minister (Economy, Trade and Industry), Embassy of Japan
Kazumasa Kusaka Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mike Madowitz Economist, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Hideichi Okada Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan
Nirav Patel President and CEO, The Asia Group
Vikram Singh Vice President, National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Harry Stein Director of Fiscal Policy, Center for American Progress (CAP) Paula Stern Founder and Chair, The Stern Group Former Chairwoman of the U.S. International Trade Commission
Masaaki Tanaka Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Vice-Chair, Board of Councilors, U.S.-Japan Council
Neera Tanden President and CEO, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Michael Werz Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress (CAP)
Taka Yanagi Chief Representative, MUFG D.C.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Date Friday, September 25, 2015
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Venue Stein Room, The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2103
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Brookings Institution, Global Economy and Development Program

TopicsJapan-US Forum 2015
"Uncertain Prospects and Policy Challenges for the Global Economy"

9:30am - 10:00am Welcome and Opening RemarksKemal Derviş, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

10:00am - 11:45am Session 1: Challenges to the global economy - Perspectives on advanced economies including US and JapanModerator
Kemal Derviş
, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

Panel
John Lipsky
, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Former First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Martin Baily, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Takeo Hoshi, Professor, Stanford University
Presentation
Yasuyuki Sugiura, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Hideo Suzuki, Former Director-General of Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Presentation

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm Session 2: Challenges to the global economy - Perspectives on developing economies including China and IndiaModerator
Takeo Hoshi
, Professor, Stanford University

Panel
Ayhan Kose
, Director, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank
Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute; Professor Emeritus, Keio University
Presentation
Rakesh Mohan, Executive Director, IMF
David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, and Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

2:30pm - 2:45pm Coffee Break

2:45pm - 4:15pm Session 3: Challenges of climate change and energyModerator
Amar Bhattacharya
, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

Panel
Yoriko Kawaguchi
, Professor at Meiji Institute for Global Affairs; Former Minister for Foreign Affairs; Former Minister of the Environment, Government of Japan
Charles K. Ebinger, Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Initiative, Brookings Institution
Timmons Roberts, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution; Professor, Brown University.


4:15pm - 4:30pm Closing RemarksKazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

Agenda

ParticipantsFriday, September 25, 2015List

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2017. JULY 2016. JUNE 2015. SEPTEMBER 2014. DECEMBER 2013. OCTOBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. NOVEMBER 2010. OCTOBER 2010. JANUARY 2008. DECEMBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. OCTOBER 2006. JULY 2005. SEPTEMBER 2004. MAY 2003. OCTOBER

4.Participants(Friday, September 25, 2015)

Participant List (Listed in alphabetical order)

Martin Baily Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Amar Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings
Kemal Dervis Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
David Dollar Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, and Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
Charles K. Ebinger Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Initiative, Brookings Institution
Takeo Hoshi Professor, Stanford University
Yoriko Kawaguchi Professor at Meiji Institute for Global Affairs; Former Minister for Foreign Affairs; Former Minister of the Environment, Government of Japan
Ayhan Kose Director, Development Prospects Group, The World Bank
Kazumasa Kusaka Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
John Lipsky Distinguished Visiting Scholar, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Former First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
Rakesh Mohan Executive Director, IMF
Timmons Roberts Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution; Professor, Brown University
Yasuyuki Sugiura President and CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Hideo Suzuki Former Director-General of Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Naoyuki Yoshino Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute; Professor Emeritus, Keio University

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Date Tuesday, September 30, 2014
usforum2014usforum2014
Venue Rome Auditorium, The Benjamin T. Rome Building
1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

TopicsJapan-US Forum 2014
Where is the US-Japan Alliance Heading for in the Dynamically Changing 21st Century?

-How do domestic politics in the US and Japan deal with those challenges?-

Opening RemarksDean Vali Nasr, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Conceptual Introduction: "The Challenge of Constraints"Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Kent Calder, Director of Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS

Session I: Changing World Geopolitics and New ConstraintsPanel I: EnergyPresider
Kent Calder
, Director of Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS

Speakers
Nobuo Tanaka
, Former Executive Director, The International Energy Agency (IEA); Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Presentation

Guy Caruso, Senior Adviser, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Presentation

Panel II: SecurityPresider
Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
, President, The America-Japan Society; Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States

Speaker
Eliot A. Cohen
, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Director of the Strategic Studies Program at SAIS; Former Counselor of the U.S. Department of State

Panel III: The Role of AsiaPresider
Ambassador Rust M. Deming
, Adjunct Professor, SAIS; Former Ambassador of the United States to Tunisia; Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs in the Department of State; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Speaker
Charles Morrison
, President, East-West Center
Presentation

Panel IV: The Role of the United StatesPresider
Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
, President, The America-Japan Society; Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States

Speaker
James Zumwalt
, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

LuncheonPresentation Topic
"A House Divided? Foreign Policy Implications of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections"

Speaker
Daniel Bob
, Former Senior Adviser, Senate Finance and House Foreign Affairs Committees; Director of Programs and Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA

Session II: Challenges of Global Political EconomyPanel I: Macro-Economy and International FinancePresider/Speaker
Naoyuki Yoshino
, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI); Professor Emeritus of Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Presentation

Speaker
Robert Dohner
, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, United States Department of the Treasury

Panel II: TradePresider
Hideichi Okada
, Senior Executive Vice President, NEC Corporation
Presentation

Speakers
Gary Hufbauer
, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Bill Brooks, Adjunct Professor, SAIS; Senior Adviser Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies

Panel III: Structural Reform and Its Global Context Presider
Kazumasa Kusaka
, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Speaker
Kurt Tong,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, United States Department of State

Closing RemarksKazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Kent Calder, Director of Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS

Program

ParticipantsTuesday, September 30, 2014List

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2017. JULY 2016. JUNE 2015. SEPTEMBER 2014. DECEMBER 2013. OCTOBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. NOVEMBER 2010. OCTOBER 2010. JANUARY 2008. DECEMBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. OCTOBER 2006. JULY 2005. SEPTEMBER 2004. MAY 2003. OCTOBER

4.Participants(Tuesday, September 30, 2014)

Participants: 18

Daniel BOB Former Senior Adviser, Senate Finance and House Foreign Affairs Committees; Director of Programs and Senior Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA
Bill BROOKS Adjunct Professor, SAIS; Senior Adviser, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Kent CALDER Director of Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS
Guy CARUSO Senior Adviser, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Eliot A. COHEN Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Director of the Strategic Studies Program at SAIS; Former Counselor of the U.S. Department of State
Rust M. DEMING Adjunct Professor, SAIS; Former Ambassador of the United States to Tunisia; Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs in the Department of State; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Robert DOHNER Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, United States Department of the Treasury
Ichiro FUJISAKI President, The America-Japan Society; Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States
Gary HUFBAUER Gary HUFBAUER, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Kazumasa KUSAKA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Charles MORRISON President, East-West Center
Vali NASR Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Hideichi OKADA Senior Executive Vice President, NEC Corporation
Nobuo TANAKA Former Executive Director, The International Energy Agency (IEA); Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Kurt TONG Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, United States Department of State
Naoyuki YOSHINO Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI); Professor Emeritus of Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
James ZUMWALT Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Observer

Tetsuro MIZOGUCHI Associate Professor of Economics, Reitaku University

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Date Wednesday, October 2, 2013
usforum2013usforum2013
Venue Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027 U.S.A.
Sponsors The Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
The Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

Topics"State Intervention and Private Enterprise: Japan, the U.S., and China"

2:00 - 2:10 Welcoming RemarksHugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus and Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Co-Director, APEC Study Center, Columbia University

Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

2:10 - 2:50 Panel I: United StatesSpeakers
Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation

Discussants
Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School;
Roger Kubarych, International Adviser, Craig Drill Capital; Former National Intelligence Manager, National Intelligence Council

Moderator
Merit E. Janow, Dean; Professor of Professional Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

2:50 - 3:30 Panel II: ChinaSpeaker
Yasheng Huang, International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business; Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Presentation

Discussant
Long Ke, Senior Fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute
Presentation

Moderator
Curtis J. Milhaupt, Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law; Director of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law; Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

3:30 - 4:10 Panel III: JapanSpeaker
Kazuhiko Toyama, Representative Director and CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.
Presentation

Discussants
Sota Kato, Professor, International University of Japan; Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation;
Presentation

Edward Lincoln, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University; Adjunct Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Columbia University

Moderator
Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

4:10 - 4:25 Coffee Break

4:25 - 5:25 RoundtableU.S. Panel
Gary Clyde Hufbauer
Christopher J. Mayer

China Panel
Yasheng Huang
Long Ke

Japan Panel
Kazuhiko Toyama
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

Moderator
Hugh Patrick

5:25 - 5:30 Closing RemarksCurtis J. Milhaupt

Program

ParticipantsWednesday, October 2, 2013List

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2017. JULY 2016. JUNE 2015. SEPTEMBER 2014. DECEMBER 2013. OCTOBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. NOVEMBER 2010. OCTOBER 2010. JANUARY 2008. DECEMBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. OCTOBER 2006. JULY 2005. SEPTEMBER 2004. MAY 2003. OCTOBER

4.Participants(Wednesday, October 2, 2013)

Participants: (13)

Yasheng Huang International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business; Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Gary Clyde Hufbauer Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics Merit E. Janow, Dean; Professor of Professional Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Sota Kato Professor, International University of Japan; Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation
Long Ke Senior Fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute
Roger Kubarych International Adviser, Craig Drill Capital; Former National Intelligence Manager, National Intelligence Council
Kazumasa Kusaka Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Edward Lincoln Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University; Adjunct Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Columbia University
Christopher J. Mayer Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
Curtis J. Milhaupt Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law; Director of the Parker School of Foreign and comparative Law; Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Alicia Ogawa Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Hugh Patrick R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus and Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Co-Director, APEC Study Center, Columbia University
Kazuhiko Toyama Representative Director and CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Date Thursday, February 14, 2013
usforum2013usforum2013
Venue The Cato Instiute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.2001-5403 U.S.A.
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Cato Institute (Cato)

Topics"U.S. - Japan Economic Relations in an Era of Political Uncertainty, Sluggish Growth, and Shifting Demographics"
A Joint Conference sponsored by the Japan Economic Foundation and the Cato Institute

Introductory RemarksJohn A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

Keynote SpeakerClayton Yeutter, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells

Session I: Assessments of the Economic and Political Climates in the United States and Japan: Implications for the Bilateral RelationshipSpeakers
Makoto Utsumi, President and CEO, Japan Credit Rating Agency
Arthur Alexander, Adjunct Professor, Asia Studies Program, Georgetown University
Presentation
Gary Hufbauer, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute
Discussion Facilitator: Amb. Terry Miller, Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, Heritage Foundation

Session II: Global Macroeconomic and Other External Influences Likely to Impact the U.S.-Japan RelationshipSpeakers
Takashi Shiraishi, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Phil Levy, Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business
Presentation
Derek Scissors, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Studies, Heritage Foundation
Discussion Facilitator: Sallie James, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

Lunch and Luncheon Speaker
Jim Kolbe, Senior Adviser, McLarty Associates and Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Session III: Prospects for and Impediments to Trade Agreements and Other Bilateral or Regional Forms of CooperationSpeakers
Kazumasa Kusaka, Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, METI
Presentation
Wendy Cutler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
William Brooks, Adjunct Professor, Japan Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Presentation
Discussion Facilitator: Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Session IV: New and Heterodox Ideas for Cooperation and Economic GrowthSpeakers
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Jim Fatheree, Senior Director, Japan and Korea, President, US-Japan Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute
Discussion Facilitator: Claude Barfield, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Closing Remarks
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute

Program

ParticipantsThursday, February 14, 2013List

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2017. JULY 2016. JUNE 2015. SEPTEMBER 2014. DECEMBER 2013. OCTOBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. NOVEMBER 2010. OCTOBER 2010. JANUARY 2008. DECEMBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. OCTOBER 2006. JULY 2005. SEPTEMBER 2004. MAY 2003. OCTOBER

4.Participants(Thursday, February 14, 2013)

CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS (26)

Arthur J. Alexander Georgetown University
John Allison Cato Institute
Doug Bandow Cato Institute
Claude Barfield American Enterprise Institute
William L. Brooks. SAIS Johns Hopkins University
Wendy Cutler Office of the USTR
Jim Fatheree U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Noboru Hatakeyama Japan Economic Foundation
Gary C. Hufbauer Peterson Institute
Dan Ikenson Cato Institute
Sallie James Cato Institute
Jim Kolbe McLarty Associates & GMF
Kazumasa Kusaka Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Charles Lake U.S. - Japan Business Council
Simon Lester Cato Institute
Phil Levy UVA Darden Graduate School of Business
Justin Logan Cato Institute
Terry Miller Heritage Foundation
Adam Posen Peterson Institute
Shinichi Saito Japan Economic Foundation
Derek Scissors Heritage Foundation
Takashi Shiraishi National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Mireya Solis Brookings Institution
Makoto Utsumi Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.
K. William Watson Cato Institute
Clayton Yeutter Hogan Lovells

2017年8月15日

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Date Wednesday, November 16, 2011
usforum2011usforum2011
Venue The Ritz Carlton Chicago Hotel, The Concorde Room, 12F
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago IL 60611 U.S.A.
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA)

Topics"SHAPING NEW ECONOMIC AGENDAS"
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Japan Economic Foundation Seminar

WELCOME REMARKSMarshall M. Bouton, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

SESSION I: Regaining Economic Growth in Developed EconomiesThe Situation and Outlook for the U.S., Japan and the EU

Chair - Michael H. Moskow, Vice Chairman and Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

-15 minute overview - Japanese Perspective: Naohiro Yashiro, Visiting Professor, International Christian University
Presentation
-15 minute overview - U.S. Perspective: Martin Eichenbaum, Co-Director, Center for International Economics and Development, Northwestern University
-1 hour group discussion

SESSION II: Emerging Market Growth Prospects and TrendsChair - Marshall M. Bouton, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

-15 minute overview - Japanese Perspective: Long Ke, Senior Research Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute, Economic Research Center
Presentation
-15 minute overview - U.S. Perspective: David Hale, Chairman, David Hale Global Economics
-45 minute group discussion

Paper

SESSION III: Identifying New Sources of GrowthAgenda Items for the 2012 Chicago G8 Summit

Chair - Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

-15 minute overview - Japanese Perspective: Michitaka Nakatomi, Principal Trade Negotiator, Trade Policy Bureau, METI; Senior Fellow, RIETI
Presentation
-15 minute overview - U.S. Perspective: P. Zachary Egan, Director of International Research and Co-Portfolio Manager, Colombia Wanger Asset Management
-1 hour group discussion

CONCLUDING DISCUSSION
U.S. Cochair - Michael H. Moskow, Vice Chairman and Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Japan Cochair - Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

CLOSING REMARKS
Marshall M. Bouton, President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

ADJOURNMENT

Program

ParticipantsWednesday, November 16, 2011List

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

2017. JULY 2016. JUNE 2015. SEPTEMBER 2014. DECEMBER 2013. OCTOBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. NOVEMBER 2010. OCTOBER 2010. JANUARY 2008. DECEMBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. OCTOBER 2006. JULY 2005. SEPTEMBER 2004. MAY 2003. OCTOBER

4.Participants(Wednesday, November 16, 2011)

Participants from the U.S. (17)

Marshall M. Bouton President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
P. Zachary Egan Director, International Research and Co-Portfolio Manager, Columbia Wanger Asset Management
Martin Eichenbaum Co-Director, Center for International Economics and Development, Northwestern University
David Hale Chairman, David Hale Global Economics
Lyric Hughes Hale Founder, China Online, Inc.
Robert Karr Attorney At Law, Jones Day
Joseph King Retired Vice Chairman and CEO, Molex Incorporated
Adolfo Laurenti Deputy Chief Economist and Managing Director, Economic Analysis, Mesirow Financial
William Mahoney Chairman, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Thomas P. McMenamin Chairman, Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Michael H. Moskow Vice Chairman and Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
William Obenshain Executive Director, Center for Financial Services, DePaul University
Samuel Scott Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corn Products International, Inc.; Chairman, Chicago Sister Cities International
Adlai Stevenson III Chairman, SC&M International
Charles Wheelan Senior Lecturer, The Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago
Eugene Zheng Managing Director, Asia Affairs, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Niamh King Vice President, Programs, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Participants from Japan (5)

Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Long Ke Senior Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute, Economic Research Center
Michitaka Nakatomi Principal Trade Negotiator, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

(RIETI)

Naohiro Yashiro Visiting Professor, International Christian University
Shinichi Saito Executive Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation

Special Guests(2)

Yoshifumi Okamura Consul General, Consulate General of Japan in Chicago
Tatsuhiro Shindo Chief Executive Director, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Chicago

Observer from Japan(1)

Takanori Okuda Assistant Director, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Date Monday, October 25, 2010
usforum2010-10usforum2010-10
Venue Washington DC, USA
C Fred Bergsten Conference Center
1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation
Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Topics"A Trans Pacific Partnership and the Future of the Asia Pacific Region"

Welcome and IntroductionC. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Noboru Hatakeyama, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Session I: The Economic and Strategic ContextKurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Akira Kojima, Senior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
Daniel Price, Senior Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Session II: Shaping the Trans Pacific Partnership: Substance and MembershipMasakazu Toyoda, Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economies, Japan
Presentation

Barbara Weisel, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Mark Sinclair, Lead Negotiator, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), New Zealand
Presentation

Lunch and Session III: How Congress Views the TPP Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) [Via Video Conference]

Session IV: The Trans Pacific Partnership and Prospects for an FTAAPYoshihiro Watanabe, Advisor, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd; APEC Business Advisory Council Member of Japan
Presentation

Jeffrey J. Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation

Discussants: Peter A. Petri, Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance, Brandeis University and Senior Fellow, East-West Center
Presentation

Session V: Conclusions and RecommendationsNoboru Hatakeyama, Japan Economic Foundation
C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics

(Audio link to PIIE)

Program

ParticipantsMonday, October 25, 2010List

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

Chairman's SpeechOpening Remarks by Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama (October 25, 2010 @JEF-PIIE Conference in Washington, D.C.)

Dr. Fred Bergsten, Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economies, the honorable Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen:

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to this International Symposium co-hosted by the PIIE and the Japan Economic Foundation.

First of all, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Bergsten and his colleagues in the PIIE for co-hosting this conference with the JEF. I am also deeply grateful to all the distinguished speakers and panelists from the United States, New Zealand and Japan and to all of you who have joined us today despite your hectic schedules.

The subject of today's conference is "A Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Future of the Asia Pacific Region." In this region there are five FTA proposals:

The East Asian FTA [EAFTA], consisting of the ten ASEAN countries plus China, Japan, and South Korea [the so-called ASEAN +3];
The Comprehensive Economic Partnership of East Asia, [CEPEA], consisting of ASEAN +3 as well as Australia, India, and New Zealand [this group is known as ASEAN +6];
An FTA between China, Japan, and South Korea [CJK];
An FTA of Asia Pacific [FTAAP], consisting of APEC member economies and;
The TPP, consisting of the original Pacific four, that is to say Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore, plus the six countries that have joined negotiations subsequently, namely Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Peru, the United States, and Vietnam.

Of these five proposals, Japan is a member of joint studies for the EAFTA and the CEPEA. Both of these have entered the governmental discussion stage prior to negotiations on rules of origin, customs procedures, tariffs, and economic cooperation.

In October, 2009, a consensus was reached to aim at launching a joint study on a China-Japan-Korea FTA at a second meeting between leaders of the three countries involved. The first and second meetings for a joint study on a CJK FTA, involving experts from industry, academia, and government, have already been in Seoul and Tokyo respectively. A third meeting, in China, will take place in December.

Last July, the government of Japan decided to come up with a road map to establish a FTAAP by 2020, taking advantage of Japan's hosting the APEC Leaders' Meeting to be held in Yokohama.

In addition, on October 1st this year, Prime Minister Naoto Kan made his first general policy speech in the Diet after the cabinet reshuffle in September. In this speech, he stated as follows, "We will look into participating in such negotiations as those for the TPP agreement and will aim to build a FTAAP."

However the qualifications for entering TPP are very severe. As you know, FTA in general should liberalize substantially all trade. In other words, the WTO admits that non-substantial trade may be exempted from the obligation to liberalize. However, in the case of P4, the prototype of the TPP, there are no such exemptions. If every country trying to join the TPP is asked to forgo its exemptions as a precondition for membership, this will function as a barrier to expanding a FTA and thereby reduce opportunities to implement free trade. It would be ironic indeed if barriers for joining an FTA became barriers for implementing free trade.

Personally, I think there are two reasons for Japan to join the TPP.

Firstly, this would offer a rare opportunity for the US and Japan to enter an FTA relationship. If this opportunity is missed, Japan may be forced to enter into a regional FTA relationship with China, at least, sooner than the US. Far better to enter an FTA relationship with the United States first-a country that shares the same values and is firmly tied to Japan through a security treaty.

Secondly, with all due respect to the current and potential future TPP members other than the US, from the American perspective the total combined size of their nine economies is too small to justify American participation in tough membership negotiations. In 2009, the total value of their GDP was $3.2 trillion-just 63% of Japan's GDP and 5.5% of world GDP. If Japan enters, the TPP's total share would be 39% of total world GDP, including the US.

For these reasons, when you decide whether to admit Japan to the TPP, I think it is crucial to take into account not just the current trade policy of the P4, having no exceptional items, but also strategic considerations, including the security of this region.

On this note, I would now like to declare the symposium formally open.

Thank you very much.

2017. JULY 2016. JUNE 2015. SEPTEMBER 2014. DECEMBER 2013. OCTOBER 2013. FEBRUARY 2011. NOVEMBER 2010. OCTOBER 2010. JANUARY 2008. DECEMBER 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. OCTOBER 2006. JULY 2005. SEPTEMBER 2004. MAY 2003. OCTOBER

4.Participants(Monday, October 25, 2010)

From Japan: 5 speakers

Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, JEF
Akira Kojima Senior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
Masakazu Toyoda Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Yoshihiro Watanabe Advisor, the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; APEC Business Advisory Council Member of Japan
Masaru Inoue Director, International Affairs, JEF

From New Zealand: 1 speaker

Mark Sinclair Lead Negotiator, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), New Zealand

From the U.S.: 7 Speakers/discussants

C. Fred Bergsten Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Kurt Campbell Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Daniel Price Senior Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Barbara Weisel Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) [via Video Conference]

Jeffrey Schott Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Peter A. Petri Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance, Brandeis University and Senior Fellow, East-West Center

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Date Wednesday, January 27, 2010
usforum2010-1usforum2010-1
Venue Washington D.C., USA
B1 Conference Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies
1800 K Street, NW Washington DC, 20006
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Topics "What is Next for the U.S. and Japanese Economies?"
Panel 1: Outlook for the Japanese Economy (Audio Link to CSIS)
Panel 2: Outlook for the U.S. Economy (Audio Link to CSIS)
Panel 3: Panel Discussion: Agenda for Bilateral Cooperation (Audio Link to CSIS)
Luncheon Keynote Address: Economic Outlook and U.S.-Japan Relations (Video Link to CSIS)
Program

ParticipantsWednesday, January 27, 2010List

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

Chairman's SpeechOpening Remarks by Noboru Hatakeyama (January 27, 2010 @JEF-CSIS Conference in Washington D.C.)

"What is Next for the U.S. and Japanese Economies?"

Dr. John Hamre, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my great honor to be here with you today in this important conference.

First of all, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Hamre for co-organizing this conference and to all speakers and discussants and the participants for attending the conference in spite of your busy schedule.

Today, we will discuss the possible future courses of US and Japanese economies. Both economies have faced with difficulties and challenges. There are many issues to talk. For example, will our economies encounter with double dips this year? Which sector could we expect to play a leading role to stimulate and accelerate respective economic growth? Could green related technologies and health related new inventions actually substitute auto and its related industries? What sort of new business-models would help corporations to revitalize their activities? Should we be ready for a new capitalism with a change of roles of governments and private sectors to some extent?

In our national security front, our discussion may have to touch upon if a commitment made by a former government can survive a power shift. As you know well, the new Hatoyama cabinet
decided to review by May this year a commitment made by former cabinets. Obama administration also changed a policy implemented by the Bush administration regarding missile deffense system which had been deployed in Check and Poland.

Our topics won't end up at those points. We have to scrutinize the realities and cultivate possible collaborative policy areas between our two countries. For example, we have to address the real reasons for the financial crisis that was deepened by Lehman Brother's collapse in September 2008. Since then many international conferences were held, including G20 in London and Pittsburgh to come up with counter measures to prevent recurrence of financial crisis from happening. However they have never referred to possible prohibition of a securitization of sub-prime loans which was the most important reason for the financial crisis. Securitization in general would be all right but when it comes to a securitization of sub-prime loans the story would become quite different. Would there be any rooms for governments of the US and Japan to co-operate with each other to prohibit it?

Another example would be for us to take joint initiatives to keep stimulating our economies, analyzing whether economic recoveries as of now in both countries are sustainable and, if not, coming up with proposals to continue the current recoveries. In this respect, a President Obama's proposal to impose a new tax on financial institutions, including banks is quite interesting. Reportedly, the Government of Japan has been asked if it will do the same. If Japan accepts this proposal, it will become the first economic collaboration between Japan and the US under the current governments.

The Democratic Party of Japan stated in its manifest for the election for the house of representatives that it would accelerate negotiations on a Japan-US FTA. Although it would be ideal to conclude a full fledged US-Japan FTA, my proposal is to strike a .US-Japan FTA only for trade in services since I am afraid that the US Congress and Japanese diet are not supportive of such a full fledged FTA which includes both trade in goods and services.
Although the original nature of a FTA remains in the economic field, a FTA can lead to strengthened political relations between countries involved in it. Like any other FTAs, a US-Japan FTA, even if it be that only for trade in services, will contribute a lot to deepen and enhance the mutual dependence further more.

I would like to expect that the speakers and commentators today would touch upon those issues, and at the end of this dialogue, all the participants could find out the wisdoms and realistic solutions to make the economies securities of both countries more vigorous and more closely knitted.

With these comments, I would like to thank the people belonging to Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the other participants once again for joining us today.

Thank you.

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4.Participants(Wednesday, January 27, 2010)

(in alphabetical order)

Grant Aldonas, Senior Adviser, CSIS

Matthew P. Goodman Senior Adviser to the Under Secretary for Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Yoshikazu Goto Director-General for Manufacturing Industries Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)
John Hamre President and CEO, CSIS
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman & CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Akira Kojima Trustee and Senior Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research
Richard Katz Editor-in-Chief, Oriental Economist Report
Ryo Kubota Chairman, President & CEO, ACUCELA, Inc.
Michael Mussa Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Kevin Nealer Principal, Scowcraft Group
Derek Scissors Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
Steven Schrage Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS
Amy Searight Adjunct Fellow, CSIS
Shunji Yanai Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Date Tuesday, December 9, 2008
usforum2008usforum2008
Venue Washington D.C., USA
Offices of Dewey & LeBoeuf, Conference Center, Ground Floor (1101 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20005-4213)
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Topics The U.S.-Japan Relationship
New Challenges, New Opportunities for New Administrations
A Vision for the U.S.-Japan Relationship: Partnership for Leadership
Session I: Political Relationship between Japan and U.S.
Session II: Economic Relationship between Japan and the U.S.
Session III: Paths Forward - Conclusions and Action Agenda
Program
Chairman's Speech  

ParticipantsTuesday, December 9, 2008List

SummaryJoint Action Agenda (English)Joing Action Agenda (Japanese)

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4.Participants(Tuesday, December 9, 2008)

(in alphabetical order)

Amb. Karan Bhatia Vice President and Senior Counsel for International Law and Policy, General Electric Company
Kent E. Calder Edwin O. Reischauer Professor, SAIS, John Hopkins University Amb. Rust M. Deming, Adjunct Professor Japan Studies, SAIS, John Hopkins University
Richard Dyck President, TCS Japan K.K.
Cathleen Enrigh Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Western Growers Association
James W. Fatheree President and COO, U.S.-Japan Business Council, Inc
Robert C. Fauver President, Fauver Associates, LLC
Ellen L. Frost Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Yukiko Fukagawa Professor, Waseda University
Edward Gresser Director, Trade & Global Markets Group, Progressive Policy Institute
Naoyuki Haraoka Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman & CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Thomas R. Howell Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Kent Hughes Consulting Director, Global Energy Initiative, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars
Brian Katulis Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Richard B. Katz Senior Editor, The Oriental Economists Reporter
Daisuke Kotegawa Executive Director, International Monetary Fund
Kazumasa Kusaka Executive Advisor, DENTSU, Inc.
Charles D. Lake II Chairman, Aflac Japan and Representative in Japan
Dana M. Marshall Senior Advisor, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
William A. Nitze Chairman, Oceana Energy Company
David Pumphrey Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies
Amb. Alan Wm. Wolff Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Amb. Shunji Yanai Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Date Tuesday, November 27, 2007
usforum2007usforum2007
Venue Washington DC, USA
at Peterson Institute for International Economics (1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington DC 20036)
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation
Peterson Institute for International Economics

TopicsNew Asia-Pacific Trade Initiatives
A Joint Conference sponsored by the Japan Economic Foundation and
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and coffee

9:00 a.m. Welcoming RemarksC. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Noboru Hatakeyama, Japan Economic Foundation

9:15 a.m. Session IBilateral and regional FTAs and EPAs that the US and Japan have concluded and are now pursuing with third countries (regions), and other trade initiatives in the region. To include discussion of:

  1. Such specific FTAs as KORUS FTA and Japan-ASEAN FTA, Japan-Malaysia FTA, CAFTA and US-Australia FTA incorporating a comparative study of the liberalization rates (including tariff elimination rates);
  2. Region-wide initiatives including 10+3 and 10+6 in East Asia, FTAA in the Americas and their implications for US and Japan;
  3. Other FTA initiatives in the region, such as China-ASEAN and Korea-EU, and Japanese and US reactions to them;
  4. Recent agreements between US Administration and Congress as presumed basis for future US FTAs.

Moderator: C. Fred Bergsten

Presenters (15 minutes each):
Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Yukiko Fukagawa, Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Chulsu Kim, Senior Advisor at Lee International IP and Law Group in Seoul and Chairman of Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI) (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea and former Deputy Director-General of the WTO)

10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m. Session IIIssues towards the conclusion of a high quality US-Japan EPA/FTA

  1. Access to goods market
    Elimination of tariffs: how should the liberalization rate covered under a US-Japan FTA be calculated? One idea is to make the calculation on the basis of domestic demand for each item in both countries.
  2. Trade in Services
    With respect to the service sector, should, as a general rule, the entire sector be subject to the agreement and, if so, is this possible in the US-Japan FTA?
  3. Investment
    The general rule is national treatment. Is this possible in the US-Japan FTA?
  4. Food and energy national security
    From the perspective of national security on food and energy, we will discuss export prohibitions or restrictions temporarily applied to prevent or relieve critical shortages of foodstuffs or other products essential to the exporting contracting party, based on Article 11.2 (a) of GATT.
  5. Major hurdles
    Rice and other agriculture in Japan? Autos in US? Specific services sectors in both?

Moderator: Noboru Hatekeyama

Presenters (15 minutes each):
Scott Bradford, Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Shujiro Urata, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Discussants (10 minutes each):
Edward Lincoln, Director, Center for Japan-US Business & Economic Studies, New York University
Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute
Junichiro Kuroda, Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry
(METI) and Director, JETRO New York

12:30 p.m. LuncheonSpeaker:
Wendy Cutler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs

1:30 p.m. Session IIICreation of a Free Trade Area of Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)

  1. Design of FTAAP - like NAFTA (high standards) or like EAFTA (lower standards)?
  2. Road map to FTAAP - all-in negotiation or docking of current FTAs or plurilateral agreement of sub-APEC groupings with subsequent broadening?
  3. Relationship to other current or prospective megaregional agreements, especially 10+3/10+6 and FTAA.

Moderator: Chulsu Kim

Presenters (15 minutes each):
Gary Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Discussants (10 minutes each):
Claude Barfield, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Shujiro Urata, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

4:00 p.m. Conclude

Papers and PresentationsSession I Bilateral and regional FTAs and EPAs that the US and Japan have concluded and other trade initiatives in the region.Presenters:Jeffrey Schott, Peterson Institute
The FTA Frenzy in East Asia: Current Status and Prospects

Yukiko Fukagawa, Waseda University
Redesigning East Asian Integration

Chulsu Kim, Senior Advisor at Lee International IP and Law Group in Seoul and Chairman of Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI)
Korea's FTAs: Current Status and Issues

Session II Issues towards the conclusion of a high quality US-Japan EPA/FTAPresenters:Scott Bradford, Peterson Institute
An Analysis of a Possible Japan-US Trade Agreement
An Analysis of a Possible Japan-US Free Trade Agreement

Shujiro Urata, Waseda University
Japan-US EPA: Benefits and Obstacles

Session III Creation of a Free Trade Area of Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)Presenters:Gary Hufbauer, Peterson Institute
Fitting Asia-Pacific Agreements into the WTO System
Multilateralizing Regionalism Fitting Asia-Pacific Agreements into the WTO System

Noboru Hatakeyama, Japan Economic Foundation
The Creation of a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific

C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute
Toward a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific

ParticipantsTuesday, November 27, 2007List

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

Chairman's SpeechOpening remarks by Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama (November 27, 2007 at JEF-PIIE Conference, Washington DC)

Dr. Fred Bergsten, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my great pleasure to be here with you today in this important conference.

First of all, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all speakers and discussants, and the participants for attending the conference in spite of your hectic schedule. Especially, I would like to thank Dr. Fred Bergsten for making the conference realized as a co-host.

Today, we will discuss a possible US-Japan FTA and the creation of a Free Trade Area of Asia Pacific. However, the environment surrounding us is not necessarily favorable to us. In Japan, for example, the DPJ, an opposition party, won the past election, pledging to give all farmers direct subsidies, thereby undermining the Japanese Government policies to limit the recipients of direct subsidies to those farmers with capacity and strong will to sustain agriculture in the years to come.

It seems to me that the ruling party, the LDP, is trying to cope with this situation. It may happen that the ruling party, the LDP, is tempted to do the similar policies. In other words, the kind of what is going down there with agricultural policy can be called the competitive protection between the LDP and the DPJ rather than the competitive liberalization.

Here in this great country, the wind might be blowing to the direction of more protection. Last month I visited China twice right after the Party Congress. Over there, there seemed to be a unanimous chorus to the effect that farmers are important, which I have never heard before.

Up until before the Party Congress, it was said that since farmers were not well represented in the People's Congress as well as in the Cabinet Meeting in the Government. The Chinese Government did not have to listen to farmers voices. This might have been why Zhu Rongi, former Prime Minister of China, could take the courageous policies to expose Chinese industries, including agriculture, to the foreign competition through participating in the WTO and committing FTAs with other countries.

Now, whether or not China can maintain same agricultural policies remains to be seen after the Party Congress with a chorus, "farmers are important."

I am quite sure that it is vitally important for both countries to realize a US-Japan FTA as well as an FTAAP. However, the hurdles, as I mentioned above, against the creation of these FTAs are getting higher and higher. Therefore, through our discussion today, it might be more than happy if we find out the wisdoms which will be able to address these new circumstances.

Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(Tuesday, November 27, 2007)

Participants List for the Conference on Tuesday, November 27
(Listed in alphabetical order)

Participants from Japan and the Republic of Korea

Yukiko Fukagawa Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Chulsu Kim Senior Advisor at Lee International IP and Law Group in Seoul and Chairman of Institute for Trade & Investment (ITI) (Former Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea and former Deputy Director-General of the WTO)
Junichiro Kuroda Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) and Director, JETRO New York
Shujiro Urata Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Participants from the U.S.

Claude Barfield Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
C. Fred Bergsten Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Scott C. Bradford Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Gary Hufbauer Peterson Institute for International Economics
Edward Lincoln Director, Center for Japan-US Business & Economic Studies, New York University
Adam S. Posen Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Clyde Prestowitz President, Economic Strategy Institute
Jeffrey J. Schott Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Thomas Moll Research Assistant, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Guest speakers

Wendy Cutler Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs

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Monday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5, 2006

Date Monday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5, 2006
usforum2006-10usforum2006-10
Venue Washington D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation
Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Former Chicago Council on Foreign Relations)
Pacific Council on International Policy(PCIP)

ProgramA BINATIONAL STUDY (U.S. RELEASE EVENTS)
A BINATIONAL STUDY GROUP REPORT "ENGAGING CHINA AND INDIA:
AN ECONOMIC AGENDA FOR JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES"

AGENDA FOR U.S. RELEASE EVENTS

EVENTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Monday, October 2, 20061030-1130 Multi-bureau State Department BriefingLocation: U.S. Department of State

Study Group Participants:
•Marshall M. Bouton, President
•Kenneth Dam
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Sakutaro Tanino

Attendees:
Staff from regional and functional bureaus of the U.S. Department of State

1345-1415 Briefing at Department of Energy with the Secretary and staffLocation: U.S. Department of Energy

Study Group Participants:
•Marshall M. Bouton
•Kenneth Dam
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Sakutaro Tanino

Attendees:
Samuel W. Bodman, U.S. Secretary of Energy
Karen Harbert, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs

1600-1700 Briefing at Federal Reserve BankLocation: Federal Reserve Bank

Study Group Participants:
•Marshall M. Bouton
•Kenneth Dam
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Sakutaro Tanino
•Marina v.N. Whitman

Attendees:
Ms. Karen Johnson, Director of the Division of International Finance
Senior staff from the division of International Finance

Tuesday, October 3, 20060930-1000 Briefing with USTR Susan SchwabLocation: USTR

Study Group Participants:
•Marshall M. Bouton
•Kenneth Dam
•Geoffrey Garrett
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Akira Kojima
•Sakutaro Tanino
•Marina v.N. Whitman

Attendees:
Ambassador Susan Schwab, USTR
USTR office staff

1115-1145 Briefing at Chinese EmbassyLocation: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States

Study Group Participants:
•Marshall M. Bouton
•Kenneth Dam
•Geoffrey Garrett
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Akira Kojima
•Sakutaro Tanino
•Marina v.N. Whitman

Attendees:
Zhou Wenzhong, Chinese Ambassador to the United States
Chinese Embassy staff

1230-1330 Luncheon for the official release of reportLocation: Willard InterContinental, Pierce Room

Study Group Participants:
•Marshall M. Bouton
•Kenneth Dam
•Geoffrey Garrett
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Akira Kojima
•Sakutaro Tanino
•Marina v.N. Whitman

Attendees:
Key thinkers in international economics and Asia affairs, media and scholars

1400-1430 Briefing with Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffersLocation: 450 Dirksen SOB

Study Group Participants:
•Marshall M. Bouton
•Kenneth Dam
•Geoffrey Garrett
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Akira Kojima
•Sakutaro Tanino
•Marina v.N. Whitman

Attendees:
Keith Luce, Senior Professional Staff Member

1500- 1630 Congressional staffer briefing convened by California Institute in conjunction with Senator Durbin's officeLocation: 2261 Rayburn HOB

Study Group Participants:
•Marshall M. Bouton
•Kenneth Dam
•Geoffrey Garrett
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Akira Kojima
•Sakutaro Tanino
•Marina v.N. Whitman

Audience:
•Congressional staffers

Wednesday, October 4, 2006845 depart from Washington, D.C. on United Airlines flight #607
950 arrive in Chicago, IL
(flight was delayed for 5 hours due to the ground weather in Chicago)

EVENTS IN CHICAGO, IL

1830-1600 Dinner program cosponsored by The Chicago Council and the JapanAmerica Society of Chicago
Location: Metropolitan Club of Chicago, Sears Tower

Study Group Participants:
•Kenneth Dam
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Akira Kojima
•Sakutaro Tanino

Audience:
Key Chicago Council members
Board Members of the Japan America Society

Thursday, October 5, 2006800 depart Chicago on United Airlines flight #103

EVENTS IN LOS ANGELES, CA
1026 arrive in Los Angeles, CA
(flight was delayed for 3 hours due to mechanical trouble by the UA)

1400-1600 Afternoon reception and public release eventLocation: Omni Hotel

A Conversation with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Release of a Joint U.S.-Japan Study Group Report

Keynote Speaker:
Hon. Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Mayor, Ciry of Los Angeles

Program Chair:
Mr. John Andrews, West Coast Editor/Los Angeles Bureau Chief, The Economist

Study Group Cochairs:
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Kenneth Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American & Foreign Law, The Law School, University of Chicago

Special Introductions by:
Mr. Warren Christopher, Senior Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Dr. Geoffrey Garrett
Presiden, Pacific Councio on International Policy

Study Group Participants:
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Kenneth Dam
•Geoffrey Garrett
•Akira Kojima
•Sakutaro Tanino

Attendees:
•Pacific Council members
•Los Angeles business leaders
•Los Angeles-based media

1800 Private dinner hosted by the Japan America SocietyLocation: Omni Hotel

Study Group Participants:
•Noboru Hatakeyama
•Geoffrey Garrett
•Akira Kojima
•Sakutaro Tanino

Attendees:
JAS board members

Links to relevant documents:

ParticipantsMonday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5, 2006List

SummaryA Binational Study Group Report (English)A Binational Study Group Report (Japanese)

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Study Group Participants

Marshall M. Bouton President, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Kenneth Dam Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School
Geoffrey Garrett President, Pacific Council on International Policy
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Akira Kojima Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research
Sakutaro Tanino Director, Toshiba Corporation; Visiting Professor of Waseda University
Marina v.N. Whitman Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Thursday, July 6 - Monday, July 10, 2006

Date Thursday, July 6 - Monday, July 10, 2006
usforum2006-7usforum2006-7
Venue ANA Hotel Tokyo, Japan:
12-33 Akasaka 1-chome Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052
Tel: +81-3-3505-1111
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation
Chicago Council on Foreign Relations (CCFR)
Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP)

ProgramA BINATIONAL STUDY (The Second Study Group Meetings in July 2006)
Binational Study on the Impact of the Rise of China and India, and the U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship

Agenda for the Second Study Group Meetings in Tokyo

Thursday, July 6, 200618:30-20:30 Welcoming Dinner hosted by JEFGuest Speaker:
Kazumasa Iwata, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan

Guests:
Kunihiko Matsuo, Chairman, INPEX CORPORATION
Zembei Mizoguchi, President, Japan Center for International Finance

Participants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

Friday, July 7, 200608:00-08:50 Breakfast SessionCo-Chairs:
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Kenneth Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School

Participants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

-To discuss the overall report structure, findings and recommendations.

09:00-12:30 Morning Session - Session 1Key topic 1:
Policies designed to facilitate sustained growth and development in India and China (including structural/market reforms, investments, infrastructure development, stable property rights, etc.)

Co-Chairs:
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Kenneth Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School

Speaker:
Taizo Nishimuro, President and CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc, Adviser to the Board, Toshiba Corporation

Participants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

Discussants:
James Jin Du, Professor of economics, Faculty of Asian-Pacific Studies, Department of International Development, Takushoku University
Hideki Esho, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University

-To discuss the key topic on the final report
-To agree on the key topic including policy implications and recommendations

12:30-14:00 Luncheon and discussionParticipants:
Japanese study group team members
US study group team members

14:00-17:00 Afternoon Session - Session 2Key topic 2:
Technology sharing and its relationship to innovation

Co-Chairs:
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Kenneth Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School

Speaker:
Fujio Cho, Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation

Participants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

Discussants:
Tomoo Marukawa, Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
Hiroyuki Oba, Professor, International Economics Department, Reitaku University

-To discuss the key topic on the final report
-To agree on the key topic including policy implications and recommendations

18:30-20:30 Dinner hosted by JEFParticipants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

Saturday, July 8, 200609:00-12:30 Morning Session - Session 3Key topic 3:
Meeting the energy challenges faced by the four countries

Co-Chairs:
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Kenneth Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School

Speaker:
Kunihiko Matsuo, Chairman, INPEX CORPORATION

Participants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

Discussants:
Tsutomu Toichi, Senior Managing Director & COO, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Shigeru Sudo, Director, Energy and Environment Program, International Development Center of Japan

-To discuss the key topic on the final report
-To agree on the key topic including policy implications and recommendations

12:30-14:00 Luncheon and discussionParticipants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

14:00-17:00 Afternoon Session - Session 4Key topic 4:
Trade relationship issues, including the WTO, protectionism, and examining ways to avoid politicization of trade and exchange rate disputes, and Evolution of East Asia as an economic region and how it relates to the United States and Japan

Co-Chairs:
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Kenneth Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School

Speakers:
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Zembei Mizoguchi, President, Japan Center for International Finance

Participants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

Discussants:
Sayuri Shirai, Professor of Economics, Keio University
Shujiro Urata, Professor of Economics at Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

-To discuss the key topic on the final report
-To agree on the key topic including policy implications and recommendations

18:30-20:30 Dinner hosted by JEFGuest Speaker:
Masakazu Toyoda, Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Participants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - free day

Monday, July 10, 200609:00-12:00 Concluding Session - A closed session of study group members

09:00-09:10 Guest Speaker:Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

09:10-12:00 Concluding SessionCo-Chairs:
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Kenneth Dam, Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School

Participants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

-To confirm the final report based on each discussion on the respective key topics.
-To discuss the dissemination seminars in both the US (in the first week of October 2006) and Japan (in late January 2007)

12:00-13:30 Luncheon and discussion hosted by JEFParticipants:
Japanese study group members
US study group members

ParticipantsThursday, July 6 - Monday, July 10, 2006List

SummaryMinutes of July 7Minutes of July 8

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Participants List
(Listed alphabetically by last name)

Guest Speakers

Fujio Cho Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation
Kazumasa Iwata Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Kunihiko Matsuo Chairman, INPEX CORPORATION
Zembei Mizoguchi President, Japan Center for International Finance
Taizo Nishimuro President and CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc., Adviser to the Board, Toshiba Corporation
Yasuhisa Shiozaki Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Masakazu Toyoda Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Japanese Team

Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Akira Kojima Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research
Makoto Kojima Professor, Faculty of International Development, Takushoku University
Ryosei Kokubun Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, Keio University
Sakutaro Tanino Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India and People's Republic of China, Director of Toshiba Corporation

U.S. Team

Kenneth Dam Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School; former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; former Deputy Secretary of State
Marvin Gottlieb President, M. Gottlieb Associates
Mikkal Herberg Director, Globalization and Asian Energy Security Program, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Robert Madsen Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Moskow President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
William H. Overholt Director, Center for Asia Pacific Policy, RAND
Marina v.N. Whitman Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Janet Yellen, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Discussants

James Jin Du Professor of Economics, Faculty of Asian-Pacific Studies, Department of International Development, Takushoku University
Hideki Esho Dean and Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University
Tomoo Marukawa Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
Hiroyuki Oba Professor, Reitaku University
Sayuri Shirai Professor of Economics, Keio University
Shigeru Sudo Director, Energy and Environment Program, International Development Center of Japan
Tsutomu Toichi Senior Managing Director & COO, Chief Executive Economist, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Shujiro Urata Professor of Economics at Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

Cosponsoring Organizations

Marshall M. Bouton President, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Geoffrey Garrett President, Pacific Council on International Policy
Christopher Whitney Executive Director for Studies, Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Jennifer Faust Director of Programs, Pacific Council on International Policy
Hiroshi Tsuchiya Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation
Masaru Inoue Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation
Masako Watanabe Chief, International Programs Section, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation
Aiko Ozaki International Programs Section, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation
Asuka Niwa International Programs Section, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation

Project Consultant

Leonard Schoppa Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Observers

Junichi Chano Managing Director, The Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership
Kenji Fujita Secretaries Division, Secretariat of the Policy Board, Bank of Japan
Ai Goto Intellectual Exchange Division, The Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership
Iwao Kimura General Manager, Global External Affairs Division, Toyota Motor Corporation
Akira Tagaya Chief Secretary to the President, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
Hidetaro Muroi Senior Economist, Asian Research Department, Japan Center for Economic Research
Yukio Nishikawa Senior Economist, Asian Research Department, Japan Center for Economic Research

Monday, September 19 - Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Date Monday, September 19 - Wednesday, September 21, 2005
usforum2005usforum2005
Venue San Francisco and Chicago, U.S.A.
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Chicago Council on Foreign Relations (CCFR)
Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP)
Program A BINATIONAL STUDY (The First Study Group Meetings in September 2005) Binational Study on the Impact of the Rise of China and India, and the U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship
Chairman's Speech  

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Japanese Study Group Team Member

Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Akira Kojima Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research
Makoto Kojima Professor, Faculty of International Development, Takushoku University
Sakutaro Tanino Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India and People's Republic of China, Director of Toshiba Corporation, Visiting Professor of Waseda University

U.S. Study Group Team Member

Kenneth Dam Max Pam Professor Emeritus of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago Law School; former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; former Deputy Secretary of State
Marvin Gottlieb President, M. Gottlieb Associates
Robert Madsen Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Moskow President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Jeffrey Neal Retired Chairman, Global Investment Banking Group, Merrill Lynch & Co. William H. Overholt, Director, Center for Asia Pacific Policy, RAND
Marina v.N Whitman, Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; former Vice President and Group Executive, Public Affairs Staffs, General Motors Corporation.
Janet Yellen President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Cosponsoring Organizations

Marshall M. Bouton President, The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Jennifer Faust Assistant Director of Studies, Pacific Council on International Policy
Geoffrey Garrett President, Pacific Council on International Policy
Masaru Inoue Director, Operations Department, Japan Economic Foundation
Asuka Niwa Japan Economic Foundation
Nozomu Oriuchi Conference Manager, Zom International, Inc.
Christopher Whitney Director for Studies, The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Other Participants

Joydeep Mukherji Director, Sovereign Ratings Group, Standard & Poor's
Lyric Hughes Hale Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, China Online Inc.
Leonard Schoppa Associate Professor, Department of Politics, University of Virginia

May 26, 2004

Date May 26, 2004
usforum2004usforum2004
Venue Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
1800 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
TEL 202-457-8748 FAX202-835-3899
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Topics Session 1:
Evolving U.S.-Japan Relationship
Session 2:
Political and Security Challenges in Iraq
Session 3:
Challenge for Economic Reform and Development

Chairman's SpeechNoboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO Japan Economic Foundation

I'd like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Hamre and CSIS for co-organizing this conference entitled Reconstruction of Iraq, U.S.-Japan Cooperation and the Implications for Future Bilateral Relations with the Japan Economic Foundation, JEF.

Also I'd like to extend my gratitude to the participants and audience in this conference. Participants include, for example, Ambassador Samadi [ph] from Indonesia to Washington, D.C. He used to be the Ambassador to Japan. I enjoyed a very good friendship with him.

Also, Ambassador McCormick is here. He has been a long-time friend of mine and our relationship started from a common experience at not CSIS but SII -- Structure Impediment Initiative.

So I'd like to extend my gratitude to them.

JEF is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate information regarding Japan. For this purpose JEF has been publishing a bi-monthly English magazine by the name of Japan Spotlight since 1980 and co-organizing international conferences like this with other organizations of foreign countries.

Today the conference is one of them, and this is the second such conference co-organized by CSIS and JEF in Washington, D.C.. The first one was held last October to discuss the Chinese economy including the issue of the Renminbi.

To reconstruct Iraq Japan has been and will be implementing three measures. Firstly, the GOJ has committed to give ODA, official development assistance, to Iraq. The amount of ODA will total $5 billion between 2003 and 2006, with $1.5 billion in grants and $3.5 billion in very low interest rate loans. Roughly two-thirds of the grants have already been implemented.

The second measures is debt forgiveness, debt relief Japan will offer to Iraq. Among developed countries that have outstanding official credits to Iraq, Japan has the biggest arrear the amount of which is $4.1 billion, excluding compensation claims for delayed repayments. If we include that amount the amount will double.

Prime Minister Koizumi told Mr. James Baker, Special Envoy to the President of the U.S., that Japan would commit to substantially curtailing its official credits to Iraq in the Paris Club creditors meeting if other countries like Russia and France are prepared to do the same.

The third measure is the dispatch of JDF to Iraq.

The fact that Japan has engaged in the three issues is itself clear evidence that Japan is cooperating with the U.S. in the Iraqi war.

The purpose of this conference is to find how we can cooperate with each other in implementing these measures and what else Japan and the U.S. can do to rebuild Iraq.

For example, if the U.S. can improve the security situation in Iraq Japanese companies will be able to help reconstruct Iraq and may be able to bid as subcontractors for U.S. projects. Likewise there may be scope for American companies to participate in Japanese projects.

If we can come up with some specific ideas like this through our discussion today it would be highly appreciated.

Once again, thank you very much indeed for co-organizing and participating in this conference, and especially my gratitude goes to Ambassador Yanai who has come all the way from Tokyo with me yesterday and he is now a professor at the Chuo University. Thank you very much indeed.

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4.Participants(May 26, 2004)

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JAPAN

Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, JEF
Mr. Kazuhiro Morimoto Former Director, Middle East-Africa Office, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Ms. Keiko Sakai Director, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economics, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
Mr. Hideshi Takesada Director of the Archives and Library, Professor, The National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)
Amb. Shunji Yanai former Japanese Ambassador to the United States

U.S.

Dr. Jon Alterman Director, Middle East Program, CSIS
Mr. William Breer Japan Chair, CSIS
Dr. Patrick Cronin Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, CSIS
Amb. Rust Deming Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Defense University
Mr. Robert Ebel Chairman, Energy Program, CSIS
Amb. Richard Fairbanks Counselor, CSIS
Dr. John Hamre President and CEO, CSIS
Hon. Alan P. Larson Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs

October 15, 2003

Date October 15, 2003
usforum2003usforum2003
Venue Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
1800 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
TEL 202-457-8748 FAX202-835-3899
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Topics Session 1:
Impact of China's Rapid Economic Development
Session 2:
Political, Economic and Social Challenges facing China: Implications for China's Mid-term Development
Session 3:
Influence of Chinese and Other Asian Foreign Exchange Systems on Industrial Competitiveness and the Macro Economy
Session 4:
Summary and Conclusions

Chairman's SpeechNoboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO Japan Economic Foundation

Chinese challenges the currency issues. And regarding the development of Chinese economy, I think everybody agreed that, for the time being, Chinese economy would continue to grow. There was a kind of consensus on this point.
However, there are many challenges China is going to face. There are so many challenges that I cannot remember every one of them, so I came up with an easy way to remember. This is an alphabetical order. A is appreciation of the Renminbi. B is bad loans. C is corruption, although it was not mentioned. D is deflation, which seems to be almost over, but as well as democratization necessity. And E is environmental issues, including the necessity of water, and the avoiding of desertification. Enterprises owned by state might also be a challenge. And F is fiscal deficit. G is gap between city and rural areas. And H is Household Registration Act, which was not necessarily mentioned, but this is important issue. As you know well, in China, there is a special law called the "Household Registration Act". This law prohibits, in principle, the movement of people from rural areas to urban areas, or vice versa, unless they have jobs and houses in their destination. Because of this law, factory managers in the coastal areas, such as Shenzhen do not allow workers from rural areas to work for more than three years in general. Therefore, those workers have to quit and return to their homes in rural areas.
The factory managers then hire new workers from rural areas at the same wages as they were paying to the former workers. This mechanism explains why wages have remained so low in the Chinese economy. However, because of the low productivity of agriculture due to the excessive farmer population, as the result of this law, and because of the Chinese people's desire for more freedom, this law has started to be relaxed in some cities, and in such cities, the wages have started going up. This is another challenge. China might lose one of the most attractive points - low wage rate in the near future. I is Islam power in the west of China. There is an Islam group working there. And J is justice system, which was mentioned by Mr. Nishimuro. And this is number 10, so I can go on like this, but I will stop here.
And regarding currency issues, there are interesting discussions. But I think everybody agreed with the idea, with the necessity of stopping or abandoning a fixed rate system, fixed rate exchange rate system. However, what matters turned out to be the timing. And if we abandon fixed exchange rate system, then we have to either float, or theoretically speaking, they have to adopt a floating system.
However, as Mr. Meyer pointed out, the Chinese people are saying now, of course we will go to floating system in the future, not now, not soon. And because they are just fighting against deflation, so they don't want to invite another deflationary element into their economy, which is floating system.
And in addition to this, they are very busy to be trying to comply with the WTO obligation, so it is not the time for them to change their currency system.
In addition to this, as Mr. Kuroda pointed out, leads and lags might be there if they keep fixed rate system, but if they go to a floating system, all of a sudden then shock wave might come by overshooting.
Then what should they do? The other alternative would be just to revalue, one-time appreciation. But if fixed system, pegging system is wrong, then how about another pegging system? Is it okay? If, theoretically speaking, pegging system is wrong because of Chinese necessity to depend upon the American monetary policy, depend upon FED policy, or Chinese unilateral decision, judgment, it's no good to keep fixed rate system. Then another pegging system, which is the result of revaluation, should also be no good theoretically. So where should we go?
However, although theoretically speaking, revaluation might not be good, in the practical world, this might be okay to head-off the protectionistic sentiment, especially in the congress. There was such an opinion. However, more practical opinion would be that a crawling pegging system might be better than just a simple revaluation, because simple revaluation would invite further revaluation. So there were different opinions as to the measures to change this system after the abandoning fixed rate system.
However, the direction of changing this system was agreed almost unanimously, and they agreed about -- almost agreed that now is the timing for China to change. And maybe some broader band system, including possible crawling peg system might be necessary to be considered.
Now last point I want to mention is the market opening, which was mentioned also. Someone wrote in FT the other day that China does not have to rush to go to floating system. Before then, China should open their markets more. But in the practical world, they are committed to WTO, and their schedule for liberalization is incorporated in their schedule for the WTO up until the year 2005. So they are busy to comply with this schedule already, so that's why they were not too enthusiastic in the Cancun negotiation. They happen to be one of the 22 or 21 developing countries group, and this was the group who ruined this Cancun meeting. And so China was not too enthusiastic to come up with the agreement coming out of the Cancun meeting, because they are too busy to be trying to comply with the obligation with WTO.
So before 2005, it is not too realistic for us to ask China to open their market further. After 2005, it will depend upon the development of argument in Cancun and the other meeting for our Doha development agenda. Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(October 15, 2003)

Participant List (Listed in alphabetical order)

Michael Armacost Stanford University
Shai Bernstein Stanford Univeristy
Nick Bloom Stanford Univeristy
Richard Dasher Stanford University
Brad DeLong University of California, Berkeley
Karl Eikenberry Stanford University
Francis Fukuyama Stanford University
Naoyuki Haraoka Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Robert Hodrick Stanford University
Takeo Hoshi Stanford Univeristy
Gen Isayama WiL
Takeshi Isayama  
Takatoshi Ito Columbia University
Shinnosuke Kameyama NEDO
Eita Kitani SV Branch
Keiichiro Kobayashi Keio University
Kazumasa Kusaka Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Kenji Kushida Stanford University
Yong Lee Stanford University
Phillip Lipscy Stanford University
Prashant Loyalka Stanford University
Hideichi Okada Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd
Kathryn Shaw Stanford University
Hirokazu Shimoda JETRO San Francisco
Ken Singleton Stanford Univeristy
Dan Sneider Stanford University
Kathleen Stephens Stanford University
Masaaki Tanaka Pricewaterhouse Coopers International
Ryoichi Togashi Komatsu Ltd.
Yoshiaki Tojo JETRO San Francisco
Tsunehiko Yanagihara Mitsubishi Corporation
Yu Jin Woo Stanford University

2017年8月13日

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Date Thursday, 7 July 2016
Venue Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris
Co-hosted The Aspen Institute France

Japan-Europe Forum 2016
Japan-Europe Forum 2016More Pictures

ProgramEurope-Japan: Common issues, cooperative solutions

INTRODUCTIONSpeakersOlivier Mellerio, Chairman of the Board, Institute Aspen France
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Christian Sautter, former Minister of Finance and Economy, Head of the Europe-Japan Conference project

SESSION 1 - FOSTERING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS/ INNOVATIONKey questions-What are the reasons for success of young entrepreneurs / innovation?
-Any differences on this point between Europe and Japan?
-How can the regulatory, financial and educative environment support new entrepreneurs

ModeratorsRaphaël Hadas-Lebel, Conseiller d'Etat, Chairman of Aspen France Advisory Board
Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation

IntroducersToshiyuki Shiga, Vice Chairman, Nissan Motors
Presentation
Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, Vice-President, MEDEF (Association of French Enterprises Bernard Tézé, Attorney and partner, DS Avocats

SESSION 2 - BACK TO ECONOMIC GROWTH?Key questions-Are Abenomics and European Stability mechanisms and growth strategy a proper answer?
-How to cope with long-term issues such as ageing of the population, energy and environment inequalities to achieve sustainable growth?
-Can we consider Japan as a possible future for Europe?
-How to cope with the slowdown of the Chinese economy?

ModeratorCaroline Ruellan, General Secretary, Aspen Institute France
Long Ke, Senior Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute

IntroducersAkira Kojima, Chairman, World Trade Center Tokyo Inc.
Presentation
Jérôme Vignon, Economist, President, ONPES

SESSION 3 - COOPERATION IN EMERGING COUNTRIESKey questions-How can developed countries help economic development in Africa?
-Challenges of the COP 21 decisions with respect to emerging markets
-What new business development models can we propose in emerging markets?

ModeratorJean-Christophe Bas, President, The Global Compass
Akira Kojima, Chairman, World Trade Center Tokyo Inc.

IntroducersSachio Kaneki, Senior Vice President, Mitsubishi Corp.
Presentation
Valérie Terranova, CEO, Valérie Terranova International

SESSION 4 - BACK TO NATIONALISM IN FAR EAST ASIA AND EUROPE?Key questions-What are the moves toward nationalism in Asia? in Europe?
-The challenge of China, ( f.i. the AIIB development)

ModeratorKazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Olivier Mellerio, Chairman of the Board, Aspen France Board

IntroducersLong Ke, Senior Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute
Presentation
Paul Jaeger, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds

WRAP-UP AND CONCLUDING REMARKSChristian Sautter, former Minister of Finance and Economy, Head of the Europe-Japan Conference project

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Friday, 13 November, 2015

Date Friday, 13 November, 2015
Venue Henry Price Room, Chatham House
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

EU2015
Japan-Europe Forum 2015More Pictures

TopicsThe Political Economy of Japan and the EU:
Challenges and Strategies

INTRODUCTIONJohn Nilsson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Kusaka Kazumasa, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

SESSION 1: EU-Japan Trade and Economic Relationships-What are the prospects for a successful completion of an EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in 2015?
-What are the implications of this agreement economically both within Europe and Japan?
-How might success in the FTA talks foster a wider and more cooperative strategic partnership between Japan and the EU?

ModeratorNaoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

SpeakersToshiyuki Shiga, Member of the Board of Directors, Vice Chairman, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Michael Reiterer, Principal Advisor, Asia and Pacific Department, European External Action Service
Tetsuro Fukunaga, Executive Director, Brussels Office, Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment (JMC)

SESSION 2: Age, Gender & Migration: The Challenges of Demography-How have Japan and EU member countries responded to the challenge of aging and gender inequality and what lessons can be learnt from their respective experiences in promoting greater social cohesion and labour flexibility?
-What are the benefits and challenges to Europe and Japan from increasing migration, whether regulated or unregulated?

ModeratorJanet Hunter, Saji Professor of Economic History, Economic History Department, London School of Economics

SpeakersKyoji Fukao, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Evelyn Ersanilli, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, VU University Amsterdam

SESSION 3: Energy & the Environment: Is a Green Future Possible?-What has been the role of national governments in Europe and Japan in mitigating climate change?
-What are the prospects for and obstacles to the reactivation of Japan's nuclear reactors?
-How have technological advances helped to enhance Japan's ability to manage the challenge of global climate change?

ModeratorNeil Hirst, Senior Policy Fellow, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London

SpeakersKeigo Akimoto, Chief Researcher, Leader of Systems Analysis Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth
Rob Bailey, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House

SESSION 4: Local government and New Models of Political Accountability-How have the triple disasters of 3/11 influenced the role of local government in Japan, both in limiting the power of central government and in providing localized solutions to particular policy problems?
-Is Japan turning inwards and embracing a new model of 'slow economic growth'? What are the costs and benefits of such a change?
-What do the experiences of Europe and Japan suggest are the benefits of greater political devolution?

ModeratorArthur Stockwin, Emeritus Fellow, St Antony's College, University of Oxford

SpeakersSota Kato, Professor, International University of Japan; Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Tokyo Foundation
Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

WRAP-UP AND CONCLUDING REMARKSJohn Nilsson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
KUSAKA Kazumasa, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

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2017年8月12日

Tuesday, June 2, 2014

Date Tuesday, June 2, 2014
euforum2014euforum2014
Venue German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Rauchstraße 17/18, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

TopicsThe 2nd JEF-DGAP International Conference
"How to get out of the crisis? Different approaches in Japan and the EU towards growth"

10:00-10:30am OFFICIAL WELCOMEBaron Paul von Maltzahn, Secretary General, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

10:30-12:00am SESSION 1: MACRO-ECONOMIC POLICY"Abenomics" and Austerity Policy as a way towards Growth

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
Presentation
Dr. Reinhard Felke, Head of Directorate E B, Federal Ministry of Finance
Presentation
Dr. Klaus Günter Deutsch, Senior Economist, Head of Berlin Office, Deutsche Bank (DB) Research
Presentation
Moderator: Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, JEF

1:00-2:30 pm SESSION 2: GROWTH STRATEGIESPart 1: Increasing Productivity and Competitiveness through Trade (EU-Japan FTA, TTIP, and TPP)

Speakers:
Toshiyuki Shiga, Representative Director, Vice Chairman, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Presentation
Jun Arima, Director General, Japan External Trade Organization, London
Presentation
MinDirig Christian Berger, Director for Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Jens Nagel, Director, Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA)
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider, Director of the Research Institute, DGAP

3:00-4:30 pm GROWTH STRATEGIESPart 2: The Challenge of ageing Societies

Speakers:
Kazuhiko Toyama, Representative Director and CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI)
Presentation
Nicola Brüning, Head of BMW Representative Office Berlin
Dr. Steffen Angenendt, Senior Associate, Research Division: Global Issues, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Presentation
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider Director of the Research Institute, DGAP

4:30-4:50 pm CLOSING CEREMONYBaron Paul von Maltzahn
Kazumasa Kusaka

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4.Participants(Tuesday, June 2, 2014)

Dr. Steffen Angenendt Senior Associate, Research Division: Global Issues, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Jun ARIMA, Director General Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) London
MinDirig Christian BERGER Director for Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Dr. Friederike BOSSE Secretary General, Japanese-German Center Berlin
Nicola BRUNING Head of BMW Representative Office Berlin
Hans Joachim DAERR Ambassador (ret.)
Dr. Klaus Gunter DEUTSCH Senior Economist, Head of Berlin Office, Deutsche Bank (DB) Research
Dr. Reinhard FELKE Head of Directorate E B, Federal Ministry of Finance
Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation
Kazumasa KUSAKA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Baron Paul von Maltzahn Secretary General, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Jens NAGEL, Director Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA)
Shinichi SAITO Executive Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation
Prof. Dr. Eberhard SANDSCHNEIDER Otto Wolff-Director of the Research Institute, Head of the China/Asia-Pacific Program, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Toshiyuki SHIGA Representative Director, Vice Chairman, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Kazuhiko TOYAMA Representative Director and CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI)
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi YOSHIKAWA Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
Dr. Takashi UNAYAMA Principal Economist, Public Policy Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan

Friday, 12 July, 2013

Date Friday, 12 July, 2013
euforum2013-7euforum2013-7
Venue Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Institut Aspen France

TopicsThe 10th Japan-Europe Conference
"EU-Japan Economic Relations: Present and Future"

WELCOMING WORDS
Mr. Pierre-Antoine GAILLY, Chairman of the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

OPENING REMARKS
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Chairman and CEO of Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

SESSION 1: ECONOMIC SESSION"DIVERGING EUROPEAN AND JAPANESE STRATEGIES"

*What are the lessons from the Eurocrisis? How are European countries going to manage this challenge?
*Assessment of Abenomics: what are the major effects witnessed so far and what should we expect?
*What kind of structural reforms are required in both Japan and Europe?

Moderator:
Mr. Christian SAUTTER, Former Finance Minister

Japanese Speaker:
Prof. Takatoshi ITO, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, and Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
"Abenomics: Episode II"
Presentation

EU Speakers:
Mr. Satoshi IMAI, President, Nomura Bank France
"The impact of Abenomics on Japanese household financial assets"
Presentation

Mr. Jean-Yves COLIN, Former Banker, Member of the Asia Centre
"Abenomics, Abelitics or Abegeddon?"

SESSION 2: TRADE SESSION"INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF REGIONAL INTEGRATION"

*Free trade agreements, a new hope for growth?
*China's rise: opportunity or challenge?

Moderator:
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Japanese Speakers:
Mr. Michitaka NAKATOMI, Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
"The Era of mega FTAs - Challenges and global governance"
Presentation
Presentation

Mr. Tomohiro KANEKO, Principal Director, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
"The emergence of a global value chain and Japan's trade policy"
Presentation
Presentation

EU Speakers:
Mr. Etienne OUDOT DE DAINVILLE, Ministry of Economy and Finance
"The EU trade agenda in Asia: a French perspective"

Prof. Patrick MESSERLIN, Professor at Sciences Po
"Negotiating mega-FTAs: a new game"
Presentation

Mrs. Alice EKMAN, Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Associate Professor at Sciences Po
Mrs. Céline PAJON, Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI),
"China-Japan relations under the new leaderships - A Beijing-Tokyo comparative perspective"
Presentation

SESSION 3: FUTURE PROSPECT SESSION"MIDDLE TO LONG TERM IMPEDIMENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH"

*Energy and environment: What kind of impact will the US's strive for energy independency (thanks to the shale gas revolution) have on both "energy consuming" and "energy exporting" countries?
*Ageing Society: Is an ageing society an opportunity or an impediment for sustainable economic growth?

Moderator:
Mr. Nicolas TENZER, Member of the Managing Board of Aspen Institute France, and President of the Initiative for the Development of French Expertise

Japanese Speaker:
Mr. Jun ARIMA, Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), London
"Shale gas revolution & Japan's energy & climate challenges"
Presentation

EU Speakers:
Dr. Fatih BIROL, Chief Economist and Director of Global Energy Economics, the International Energy Agency in Paris
"Energy and environment: impacts of the shale gas revolution"

Mr. Philippe WAECHTER, Economic Research Director, Natixis
"Ageing, job market, and growth"

Mr. Patrick AUBERT, General Secretary of the French Pensions Advisory Council
"Reforming the French pension system in the context of an ageing society"

CLOSING REMARKS
Mrs. Martine BIZOUARD-HAYAT, Co-chairman of the Managing Board of Aspen Institute France

Agenda

ParticipantList

Conference SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

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4.Participants(Friday, 12 July, 2013)

PARTICIPANT : 40

MS. CECILE ANDRE Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Equipment Finance Business Line
Member, Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR-PIDF)
MR. JUN ARIMA Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), London
MR. PATRICK AUBERT (Conseil d'orientation des Retraites-COR)
MR. JEAN-FRANCOIS BALLORAIN Owner & Managing Director, THE JF STEEL HUB
MR. FATIH BIROL Chief Economist at the International Energy Agency, Paris
MRS. MARTINE BIZOUARD-HAYAT Co-Chairman of the Managing Board, Aspen Institute France
Founder and President, Terra Incognita
MME. NORIKO CARPENTIER TOMINAGA Director, Comite d'Echanges Franco-Japonais (CEFJ)
MR. FREDERIC CHICHE Partner, Benoit & Associes
MR. BENOIT COEURE Member of the Board Executive, European Central Bank
MR. JEAN-YVES COLIN Former Banker, Member, Asia Center
MR. JEAN-FRANCOIS DI MEGLIO President, Asia Center
MME. ORIANNE DUPRAT-BRIOU President Managing Board, Aspen France
Chief of Tax Bureau, Personal Tax, Ministry of Finance, France
MS. ALICE EKMAN Research Fellow, China, Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of International Relations
MR. KUNIKAZU FUJIWARA Directeur General of Corporate Communication, Shiseido International Europe
MR. PIERRE-ANTOINE GAILLY Chairman, Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR-PIDF) and Comite d'Echanges Franco-Japonais (CEFJ)
MR. RENAUD GUIDEE Member of the Managing Board, Aspen Institute France
Executive Director Goldman Sachs, Paris
MR. NAOYUKI HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
MR. SATOSHI IMAI President, Nomura Bank, France
PROF. TAKATOSHI ITO Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, and Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
MR. JEROME ITTY Secretary General, Japan European Conference Aspen
Mission Leader, General Inspection, Ministry of Finance, France
MR. TOMOHIRO KANEKO Principal Director, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
MS. FRANCOISE KLEIN Chief Asia Bureau, Treasury, Ministry of Finance, France
MR. KAZUMASA KUSAKA Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
MR. OLIVIER MELLERIO President Mellerio International, President Interfinexa
Member, CCIR-PIDF, and Vice-Chairman, CEFJ
MR. PATRICK MESSERLIN Professor of Economics (Emeritus), Sciences Po, Paris
Director, "Groupe d'Economie Mondiale" (GEM), Sciences Po
MR. CLAUDE MEYER Senior Research Fellow, "Groupe d'Economie Mondiale" (GEM), Sciences Po
Professor CFJM (French-Japanese Management Center), Rennes University
Member, Scientific Committee, Europe-Asia Program, Sciences Po
MS. ISABELLE NAHUM Deputy Director Legal Service, Artemis
MR. MICHITAKA NAKATOMI Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
MR. ETIENNE OUDOT DE DAINVILLE Trade and Investment Policy, Economic Counselor, Treasury, Ministry of Finance, France
MS. CELINE PAJON Research Fellow Specializes in Japan's Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, and Defense Posture, Ifri Center for Asian Studies
MR. MINEAKI SAITO Deputy CEO, Hermes International
AMB. SHINICHI SAITO Executive Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
MR. CHRISTIAN SAUTTER Former Finance Minister, France
MS. JANET STEINMETZER Member of the Managing Board, Aspen Institute France
MR. NICOLAS TENZER Member of the Managing Board, Aspen Institute France
President, The Initiative for the Development of French Expertise
MR. KOJI TOYOKUNI Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Paris
MR. PATRICE VIAL Senior Advisor, Hawkpoint Partners Limited
MR. FRANCOIS VIDAL Deputy Editor at Les Echos, The French Economic Daily
MR. PHILIPPE WAETCHER Chief Economist, Natixis Bank, Paris
MS. HELENE ZWANG Head of Institutional Affairs and Business Diplomacy Department at the International European Affairs Division

Friday, March 22, 2013

Date Friday, March 22, 2013
euforum2013-3euforum2013-3
Venue The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
Sponsors apan Economic Foundaion (JEF)
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

TopicsWelcoming Remarks
-Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House
-Kazumasa Kusaka, Senior Adviser, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Session 1: Economic Integration between Asia and Europe: Opportunities and Challenges*The negotiations for an EU-Japan FTA
*Is further integration with East-Asian countries possible?
*The role of China and its relationship with Japan

Chair:
Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House

Speakers:
-Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director, European Centre for International Political Economy
-John Cooke, Chairman, Liberalisation of Trade in Services Committee, The City UK
-Amb. Jonathan Fried, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the WTO, Geneva

Session 2: Regional and International Coordination of Monetary Policies*Should Asia move towards a coordination of exchange rate policies, in the sense of collective currency appreciation vis-à-vis the USD?
*What are the regional implications of the increased regional use of the Chinese RMB?
*What are the future prospects for the role of the Japanese yen?

Chair:
Yosuke Kawakami, Minister for Financial Affairs, Embassy of Japan in the UK

Speakers:
-Takatoshi Kato, President, Japan Center of International Finance
Presentation
-Masaaki Kanno, Chief Economist, JP Morgan, Japan

Session 3: Rising Public Debt: Challenges and Risks to Developed Economies*Major differences and characteristics witnessed between Japanese debt and European debt, and risks thereof
*Shall the Japanese experience be compared to the European situation?
*Can highly indebted European countries learn a lesson from the Japanese experience?

Chair:
Shigeto Nagai, Chief Representative in London, General Manager for Europe, Bank of Japan

Speakers:
-Sebastian Barnes, Counsellor to the Chief Economist, OECD
-Keiro Kitagami, Parliamentary Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (2011-12) and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister (2012), Japan
Presentation

Session 4: Asia and Europe: Which Lessons to Learn for Regional Integration? Moderator: Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

*Which lessons to learn from the European integration?
*Will a protracted Euro crisis impact attempts at regional integration in the Eurozone and derail future integration in Asia and worldwide?
*Is economic integration the preliminary condition for tighter political relations in Asia and Europe?

Chair:
Andrew Fraser, Council Member, Chatham House and Senior Adviser, Mitsubishi Corporation

Speakers:
-Jun Arima, Director General, Japan External Trade Organisation, London
-Jacques Cailloux, Chief European Economist, Nomura International
-Kazumasa Kusaka, Senior Adviser, Japan Economic Foundation
Presentation

Special Speaker:
Yoshiyuki Kasai, Chairman and Representative Director, Central Japan Railway Company

Closing Remarks
Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Date Friday, November 30, 2012
euforum2012-11euforum2012-11
Venue The Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Sponsors The Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

TopicsOpening Remarks:
Maeve Collins, Minister, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman & CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Keynote 1: "EU Responses to the European Sovereign Debt Crisis"Peter Bekx, Director of International Economic and Financial Affairs, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Presentation

Keynote 2: "Growth Strategies and Fiscal Consolidation in Japan"Sahoko Kaji, Professor, Keio University
Presentation

Keynote 3: "Achieving Sustainable Growth Paths in the EU"Moreno Bertoldi, Head of the Unit for Countries of the G-20, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Presentation

Q & A
Coffee Break

Panel Discussion (comments by 2 panelists followed by discussion with all speakers and panelists)Moderator: Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Panelists:
- Eiji Yamashita, Professor Emeritus, Osaka City University
Presentation

Japanese Resume
- Sayuri Itoh, Senior Economist, NLI Research Institute
Japanese Resume

Keynote speakers:
- Peter Bekx, Director of International Economic and Financial Affairs, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
- Sahoko Kaji, Professor, Keio University
- Moreno Bertoldi, Head of the Unit for Countries of the G-20, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Closing Remarks:
Hiroshi Tsukamoto, General Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

ParticipantsList

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Date Thursday, February 16, 2012
euforum2012-2euforum2012-2
Venue German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Rauchstraße 17/18, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Topics"How Japan and Germany Cooperate in Major World Issues?"
JEF-DGAP International Symposium

OFFICIAL WELCOME
Amb. Paul Freiherr von Maltzahn, Executive Vice President, DGAP
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, JEF; Former Chairman and CEO, JETRO; Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, MITI (METI as of now)

SESSION 1: THE FTA BETWEEN THE EU AND JAPAN: BENEFITS AND RISKSSpeakers:
Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Presentation

Hubert Knirsch, Head of Division, International Economic and Financial Policy, Federal Foreign Office (AA)

Friedolin Strack, Head of Asia and Africa Department, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Moderator:
Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director of JEF

LUNCH
Key-note Speaker: Amb. Andreas von Stechow

SESSION 2: THE NUCLEAR INCIDENT IN FUKUSHIMA: CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ENERGY MIX IN GERMANY AND JAPANSpeakers:
Nobuo Tanaka, Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan; Former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Presentation

Prof. Dr. Diethard Mager, Director for Fundamental Energy Questions; Energy Research; Renewable Energies; Coal, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)

Dr. Eberhard von Rottenburg, Senior Manager and Energy Expert in the Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider, Director of the Research Institute, DGAP

SESSION 3: HOW JAPAN AND GERMANY CAN COOPERATE TO BUILD UP A COMMON FRAMEWORK TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE?Speakers:
Amb. Mutsuyoshi Nishimura, Visiting Fellow at Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA); Former Special Advisor to the Cabinet, in charge of Climate change; Former Ambassador in charge of for Global Environment and Chief Climate Negotiator in Japan; Former Ambassador to OECD and to Mexico
Paper
Paper

Dr. Karsten Sach, Director for International Climate
Cooperation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature
Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Daniel Klingenfeld, MPP, M.Sc., WBGU Research Analyst, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Presentation

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider

CLOSING CEREMONY
Amb. Paul Freiherr von Maltzahn
Noboru Hatakeyama

Agenda

ParticipantsList

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4.Participants(Thursday, February 16, 2012)

Participants from Japan: 6

Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Amb. Mutsuyoshi Nishimura Visiting Fellow at Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA); Former Special Advisor to the Cabinet, in charge of Climate change; Former Ambassador in charge of Global Environment and Chief Climate Negotiator in Japan; Former Ambassador to OECD and to Mexico
Amb. Shinichi Saito Executive Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundaion (JEF)
Mr. Nobuo Tanaka Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan; Former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Prof. Yorizumi Watanabe Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University

Participants from Europe: 9

Mr. Daniel Klingenfeld Research Analyst for Professor Schellnhuber, German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government (WBGU)
Mr. Hubert Knirsh Head of Division for International Economic and Financial Policy, Federal Foreign Office
Prof. Dr. Diethard Mager Deputy Director-General for General issues of Energy Policy, Energy Research, Renewable Eergies, and Coal, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Amb. Baron Paul von Maltzahn Executive Vice President, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Dr. Eberhard von Rottenburg Senior Manager and Energy Expert in the Federation of German Industries (BDI)
Dr. Karsten Sach Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider Director of the Research Institute, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Amb. Andreas von Stechow Ambassador (rtd), Advisory to the German Foreign Office
Mr. Friedolin Strack Head of Asia and Africa, Foregin Trade Promotion, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Friday, December 10,2010

Date Friday, December 10,2010
euforum2010-12euforum2010-12
Venue French Economic, Social and Environmental Council
9, place d'Iena, 75775 Paris cedex 16, France
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Institut Aspen France (ASPEN)

Topics"Is the world economy's recovery sustainable? A viewpoint from Europe and Japan"

Welcome address by Institut Aspen France and JEF
Institut Aspen France: Mr. Frank Bancel, Member of the Managing Board, Institut Aspen France, and Professor, ESCP Europe business School

Japan Economic Foundation: Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director,Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

Session 1: How do Japan and Europe stand in the world economy's tentative recovery?In the short run: crisis exit strategies
Moderator: Ms. Sayuri Shirai, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Thierry Moulonguet, Senior Advisor to the President of Renault Nissan Alliance;
Mr. Philippe Waechter, Head of economic research, Natixis Asset Management
Japan: Mr. Akinari Horii, Special Adviser to the President, Canon Institute for Global Studies

In the longer run: is capitalism changing in nature?
- Capitalism regulation (including financial regulation), government intervention, nationalization, business competition
- Future direction of capitalism
Moderator: Mr. Franck Bancel, Member of the Managing Board, Institut Aspen France, and professor, ESCP Europe Business School
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Satoshi Imai, Chairman of the Board, Banque Nomura;
Mr. Jacques Gravereau, President of HEC Eurasia Institute,
Japan: Mr. Naohiro Yashiro, Professor, International Christian University

Working luncheon hosted by Institut Aspen France and Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Chaired by Mr. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Institut Aspen France and Chairman of the French securities regulator

Session 2: Europe-Japan relations and positioning in a context of growing regional integration and global shiftsThe centripetal and centrifugal forces of the regional economic integration and their impact on Europe-Japan relations
- EU-Japan Economic integration agreement (EIA)
- Regional integration in time of crisis
- The latest Asia-Pacific free-trade agreements movements and their impact on Europe-Japan relations
Moderator: Mr. Kiichiro Fukasaku, Head of Division, Regional Desks, OECD Development Centre
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Jean-François Di Meglio, President of Asia Centre
Japan: Mr. Takashi Shimada, Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Global political governance of macropolicies in the medium run
- Macroeconomic policies
- The role of coordinating and supranational bodies: G20, UN, IMF, OECD...
- Europe-Japan cooperation for contributing to solving global challenges such as climate change
Moderator: Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Claude Meyer, Associate Professor, Sciences Po, and Senior Research Fellow, G.E.M. Sciences Po
Japan : Ms. Sayuri Shirai, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University;
Mr. Shinji Kowase, General Manager, Corporate Strategy & Research Department, Mitsubishi Corporation

Japan and Europe as mature economies in a changing world
- How can Europe and Japan build a new competitive edge based on innovation to enhance their growth potential?
- What can be said of consumer habits in Japan and Europe, not only as drivers for future market growth, but also as reflection of similar cultural patterns?
Moderator: Mr. Raphaël Hadas-Lebel, President of Pensions Advisory Council (Conseil d'orientation des retraites, Paris) and Vice-President of the Advisory Board of Institut Aspen France
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Jean-Pierre Duprieu, Member of the General Management of Air Liquide Group;
Mr. Mineaki Saito, Executive Vice President of Hermès International, in charge of Marketing
Japan : Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

ParticipantsList

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Europe: 18

Mr. Franck BANCEL Professor-ESCP Europe Business School; Member of the Managing Board, Institut Aspen France
Ms. Noriko CARPENTIER-TOMINAGA, Director, Comite d'Echanges Franco-Japonais
Mr. Pierre CUNEO Chairman of the Managing Board, Institute Aspen France
Ms. Elisabeth DAHAN Director of International Relations, Council Economique, Social et Environmental
Mr. Jean-Francois DI MEGLIO President, Asia Centre
Mr. Jean-Pierre DUPRIEU Member of the General Management, Air Liquide Group
Mr. Kiichiro FUKASAKU Counsellor, Head of Regional Desks, OECD Development Centre
Mr. Jacques GRAVEREAU President, HEC Eurasia Institute
Mr. Renaud GUIDEE Inspecteur des Finances, Ministry of Finance and Budget
Mr. Raphael HADAS-LEBEL President - Pension Advisory Council (Conseil d'Orientation des Retraites, Paris); Vice-President of the Advisory Board, Institut Aspen France
Mr. Satoshi IMAI Chairman of the Board, Banque Nomura France
Mr. Jean-Pierre JOUYET Chairman, Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF); Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Institut Aspen France
Mr. Olivier MELLERIO President ? Mellerio International; Member of the Supervisory Board, Institut Aspen France
Mr. Claude MEYER Associate Professor - Sciences Po; Senior Research Fellow, GEM Sciences Po
Mr. Thierry MOULONGUET Senior Advisor to President Carlos Ghosn, Renault and Nissan Alliance
Mr. Mineaki SAITO Executive Vice-President in charge of Marketing, Hermes International
Mr. Philippe WAECHTER Head of Economic Research, Natixis Asset Management
Mr. Shigenobu WATANABE Deputy Managing Director, JETRO Paris

Japan: 7

Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Akinari HORII Special Adviser to the President, Canon Institute for Global Studies
Mr. Shinji KOWASE General Manager, Corporate Strategy & Research Department, Mitsubishi Corporation
Mr. Takashi SHIMADA Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade
Policy Bureau Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Ms. Sayuri SHIRAI Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Mr. Naohiro YASHIRO Professor, International Christian University
Mr. Masaru INOUE Director, International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

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Overview

Date March 26, 2010
euforum2010-3euforum2010-3
Venue Imperial Hotel
1-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-(0)3-3504-1111
FAX: +81-(0)3-3581-9146
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation
Jiji Press Bldg., 11F, 5-15-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-(0)3-5565-4824
FAX: +81-(0)3-5565-4828
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
10 St. James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE
TEL: +44-(0)20-7957-5700
FAX: +44-(0)20-7957-5710
Supported by
Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

TopicsJEF - Chatham House Symposium
Post-Crisis Analysis: How Japan and Europe Responded,
What Results to Expect

Programme (English version)
Programme (Japanese version)

Keynote addresses
Hideichi Okada, Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
Benoit Coeure, Deputy-Director General and Chief Economist of the Treasury and Economic Policy at the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment

Panel Discussion 1: Failure of economic growth models: varying responses and resultsPeter Bekx, Director, International Economic and Financial Affairs, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Panel Discussion 2: What does the future look like in the post-crisis world economy?Naohiro Yashiro, Professor, International Christian University

ParticipantsList(English Version)
List(Japanese Version)

SummaryKeynote address (English version)
Panel Discussion 1 (English version)
Panel Discussion 2 (English version)
Keynote address (Japanese version)
Panel Discussion 1 (Japanese version)
Panel Discussion 2 (Japanese version)
Chatham House Paper

Chairman's SpeechWelcome and Opening Remarks (English version)
Welcome and Opening Remarks (Japanese version)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Date Wednesday, March 4, 2009
euforum2009euforum2009
Venue London, United Kingdom
Joseph Gaggero Hall, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Chatham House, 10 St. James's Square London SW1Y 4LE, UK
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

TopicsTopics
The Post-Crisis Landscape for International Financial Centres - Sink or Swim?
Session 1: Tokyo's competitiveness as an international financial centre
Session 2: Emerging centres: what is necessary to become a global financial centre?
Session 3: The senior centres: scenarios for the future
Session 4: Implications of the global economic crisis for international
financial centres
Program

ParticipantsList

SummaryChatham House Report - The Outlook for Tokyo

Chairman's SpeechOpening remarks by Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama (March 4, 2009 @ JEF-Chatham House Symopsium in London)

JEF-Chatham House Symposium

Dr. John Llewellyn, Member of Council, Chatham House, Dr. Paola Subacchi, Research Director, Chatham House, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome all of you to the JEF-Chatham House Symposium "The Post-crisis Landscape for International Financial Centers-Sink or Swim?"

Just two years ago, Japan Economic Foundation and Chatham House co-organized the workshop focusing on the rise of China and India and Its impact on Japan, UK and world economy. In the same year JEF invited Dr. Robin Niblette the director of Chatham House to Japan and organized an international symposium in Tokyo, entitled "New age for Asia-Europe relations."

The relation between JEF and Chatham House started back in 1986 when Japan- UK High Technology Industry Forum was held for the first time. In these 20 or so years, JEF had been the constant organizer for Japan side. British side was represented by Chatham House at early stage and APTN (Asia-Pacific Technology Network) which spun out from Chatham House succeeded that role at later stage.

Now this time, we agreed to co-host this very important symposium focusing on the current financial turmoil and its implication to International Financial Centers.

Prior to this symposium, JEF and Chatham House jointly held research workshop in November last year in Tokyo aiming at exploring Tokyo' s competitiveness as an international financial center. We had a very interesting discussion on whether Tokyo can weather the storm.

Last December JEF held Japan-US Conference with an American law firm in Washington D.C. on Japan-US relationship; "New Challenges, New Opportunities for New Administration." Based on the discussion, we concluded a Joint Action Agenda which included issues on economy, trade and climate change.
We also dealt with the current financial crisis and argued that many of the current problems were foreseeable and there needed to be a full-scale efforts by officials and experts from the US, Japan and Europe to investigate the problems and make necessary corrections. In the light of this, we suggested that the establishment of a US-Japan-European Union Trilateral discussion forum would be beneficial, aiming at collaboration on how financial markets and corporate governance need to be improved.
In addition to this, our suggestions included following points:

-Supervising and regulating the derivatives market
-Regulating the nonbanks
-Correcting flaws in executive compensation for CEOs to take excessive risks with other people's money
-Reexamining the payments system for rating agencies
-Reexamining risk models

I hope that at this symposium we will discuss those issues in addition to the international financial center issues.

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. John Llewellyn, Dr. Paola Subacchi all distinguished speakers and the panelists and other participants for joining this symposium.

Finally, I would also like to thank all staff of Chatham House, which has greatly contributed to this symposium. I wish all of you an interesting and fruitful discussion.

Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(Wednesday, March 4, 2009)

(in alphabetical order)

Saxon Brettell Head of Research, City of London Corporation
Victor L.L. Chu Chairman and Founder, First Eastern Investment Group
Florence Eid Managing Director for MENA, Passport Capital, LLC
Eddy C. Fong Chairman, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong
Andrew Fraser Senior Adviser, Mitsubishi Corporation; Member of Council, Chatham House
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundaion (JEF)
Keiichiro Kobayashi Senior Fellow, RIETI
John Llewellyn Member of Council, Chatham House
Rachel Lomax former Deputy Governor, Bank of England
Alex Patelis Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
Vanessa Rossi Senior Research Fellow, International Economics, Chatham House
Charles Roxburgh Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, McKinsey
Tadakatsu Sano Attorney-at-Law, Jones Day
Shashank Srivastava Director of Strategy and Planning, QFCA
Paola Subacchi Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House
Graham Turner Economist, GFC Economics
Makoto Utsumi President and CEO, Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.
Mikio Wakatsuki Chairman, AXA Life Insurance CO.Ltd.
Max Watson Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Monday, March 31 - Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Date Monday, March 31 - Tuesday, April 1, 2008
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Venue Salle des Congrès, The Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE) La Maison de l' Entreprise Avenue principale, 1053 Les Berges du Lac, Tunis, Tunisia
Sponsors the Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT) the Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE)

TopicsJEF-ATCT-IACE Symposium
"Possibility of an FTA between the Arab Maghreb Union Countries and Japan"

Welcoming remarks by
Amor Jilani, Chairman and Director General, ATCT
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, JEF

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Salah Hannachi, Former Ambassador to Japan

Session I: Relationships between Japan and the Arab Maghreb Union countries: stocktaking and opportunitiesModerator
Libya: Hafez Ibrahim, President, Libyan Business Council & Vice-President of Maghreb Business Council

Key points for discussion:
1. Trade
Speakers (7 minutes):
Japan: Saburo Yuzawa, Chief Advisor, Egyptian Export Promotion Center as JICA Expert
2. Foreign Direct Investment flows
Speakers (7 minutes):
Tunisia: Mohamed Hédi Lahoual, Professor, University of Tunis El Manar
3. Financial cooperation
Speakers (7 minutes):
Tunisia: Fayçal Lakhoua, Professor, University of Tunis El Manar

Q & A

Session II: Exchange of experiences EPA (Japan) / Association and Free Trade Agreements (AMU countries) Moderator
Japan: Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, JEF

Key points for discussion:
I. Japan's experience
1. South East Asia countries
2. Mexico
3. negotiations with GCC
4. FTA / EPA
Speakers (7 minutes):
Japan: Yukiko Fukagawa, Professor, Waseda University

II. AMU countries experience
1. Barcelona Process
2. Dialogue 5+5
3. Free Trade and Association Agreements between Europe and AMU countries: financial and economic instruments

Speaker (7 minutes):
AMU: Jamel Boujdaria, Department Head, Economic Affairs
Commentator (7 minutes)
Tunisia: Mohamed Hédi Lahoual, Professor, University of Tunis El Manar

Q & A

Session III: A FTA / EPA between the Arab Maghreb Union countries and Japan: Opportunities and challengesModerator
Tunisia: Salah Hannachi, Former Ambassador to Japan

Key points for discussion:
- Advantages
- Challenges
- Content / scope
- Approach
- Schedule
- Feasibility study

Speakers: (7 minutes each)
1. Japan: Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, JEF
2. Algeria: Sid Ali Abdellaoui, Consultant, Medibtikar
3. Libya: Hakim Nagah, Chairman, LIBO Consulting
4. Mauritania: Mohamed Lemine Ould Deidah, Chairman of the Board, Mauritania Airways
5. Japan: Norio Gomi, Special Guest Professor, Meiji University
6. Morocco: Moncef Kettani, Chairman, Union PME-PMI
7. Tunisia: Moez Belkhiria, Executive President, BSB TOYOTA

Q & A

Closing

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

Chairman's SpeechOpening remarks by Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama (March 31, 2008 @JEF-ATCT-IACE Symposium in Tunis, Tunisia)

Opening remarks by Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

His Excellency Ambassador Salah Hannachi, Mr. Amor Jilani, Chairman and Director General of Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT), Mr. Chekib Nouira, President of Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE), distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to the International Symposium, "Possibility of an FTA between the Arab Maghreb Union Countries and Japan" h, co-hosted by Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation(ATCT) and Arab Institute of Business Managers(IACE).

Japan has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Tunisia and Morocco in 2006 and with Libya in 2007. This has led Japan to recognize the deepening its relationship with these countries from the viewpoint of promoting Middle East and African policies.

Moreover, with their strong economic ties to the EU, these countries could be useful for Japanese enterprises as strongholds for investment that targets not only Arab and African markets but also for investment that targets the EU. Considering that Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco have free trade agreements (FTAs) with the EU, they are even significant to Japan.

Talking about Japan's FTA policy, Japan has, to date, signed bilateral FTAs with East Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In addition, Japan has also signed a Sub-Regional FTA with ASEAN. Japan has also concluded FTAs with Mexico and Chile, and is pursuing FTA negotiations with Switzerland and Australia.

But Japan has not concluded nor even negotiated FTAs with any of African countries yet although Past TICADs have included talks on various plans to facilitate the development of Africa through the promotion of investment and trade between Asia and Africa.

Under those circumstances, I strongly believe that it is worth discussing "the possibility of Japan-Arab Magfreb Union countries FTA" if we take it into account that Japan is currently in complementary relationships with those countries.

As a series of JEF's projects to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and other countries through activities aimed at promoting economic and technological exchange, JEF has organized the International Symposium in various cities in Asia, US and Europe mainly focusing on a region-wide or bilateral FTA.

Now, this time, we have chosen Tunis as the venue for the symposium, mainly because Tunisia is sort of FTA hub in this region.

I hope that this symposium will discuss those issues I mentioned above, including economic relationships, exchange of experiences EPA/FTA, Feasibility of an EPA/FTA between Japan and Arab Maghreb Union countries.

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Amor Jilani, Mr. Chekib Nouira, all distinguished speakers and the panelists and you, the participants for making this symposium realized.

In particular, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my longtime friend, Mr. Salah Hannachi, former Ambassador to Japan for delivering the keynote speech immediately after my remarks. I sincerely feel grateful that he accepted our invitation.

Finally, I would also like to thank all staff of ATCT and IACE which has greatly contributed to this symposium. I wish all of you an interesting and fruitful discussion.

Thank you very much.

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4.Participants(Monday, March 31 - Tuesday, April 1, 2008)

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Speakers from Japan

Yukiko Fukagawa Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Norio Gomi Special Guest Professor, School of Business Administration, Meiji University; Senior Fellow, Center for Business Creator Promotion, Rikkyo University
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Naoyuki Haraoka Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Saburo Yuzawa Senior Advisor to the Minister of Trade and Industry of Egyptian Government of Export Development; Chief Advisor of the Egyptian Export Promotion Center Project as JICA Expert

Speakers from the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) CountriesTunisia

H.E. Mr. Salah Hannachi Former Ambassador to Japan
Amor Jilani Chairman and Director General, Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT)
Chekib Nouira Chairman, Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE)
Faycal Lakhoua Professor, University of Tunis El Manar
Mohamed Hedi Lahouel Professor, University of Tunis El Manar
Moez Belkhiria Executive President, BSB TOYOTA

AMU

Jamel Boujdaria Department Head, Economic Affairs, AMU

Algeria

Sid Ali Abdellaoui Consultant, Medibtikar

Libya

Hakim Nagah Chairman, LIBO Consulting
Hafez Ibrahim President, Libyan Business Council & Vice-President of Maghreb Business Council


Mauritania

Mohamed Lemine Ould Deidah Chairman of the Board, Mauritania Airways


Morocco

Moncef Kettani Chairman, Union PMI-PME

Friday, March 2, 2007

Date Friday, March 2, 2007
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Venue Chatham House
10 St James's Square, London SW1 Y 4LE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7314 2760
Fax: +44 (0)20 7957 5710
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs)
Participants List
Program Session 1: India and China: trade, investment and development strategies
Session 2: Looking ahead: are India's and China's current growth rates sustainable?
Session 3: The rise of China and India: impact and implications for Europe and Japan
Session 4: Panel Discussion
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(Friday, March 2, 2007)

Mario Blejer Bank of England
Ruth Davis Chatham House
Alistair Dieppe European Central Bank Research Dept
Peter Dodd DTI
George Doughty Hardy Syndicate, Lloyd's of London
Andrew Fraser the Council, Chatham House
Theowen Gilmour Japan Bank for International Cooperation
John Glen Accenture
Andrea Goldstein Senior Economist, OECD Development Centre
Ranjiv Goonawardena Association of International Journalists
Shinichi Goto School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Takashi Inoguchi Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University
Atsushi Inoue Director General, JETRO London
Ken Isaji Nippon TV London
Simon James Gore Browne Investment Management
Sahoko Kaji Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University
Shinji Kanno Eurovision, Brussels
Pooja Kapur High Commission of India
Tomoko Katsura Nippon TV London
Makoto Kojima Professor, Faculty of International Development, Takushoku University
Chi Hung Kwan Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research, Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
Gerard Lyons Standard Chartered Bank
DK Matai mi2g
SK Matai mi2g
Eriko Miyakazi-Ross Chatham House
Shinichirou Nagai Chubu Electric Power company
Koshi Noguchi Toshiba
Robin Niblett Director, Chatham House
Masao Nishimura Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation
Alice Oyediran Policy Officer, Department for Constitutional Affairs
Vicky Pryce Chief Economic Adviser and Director General, Economics, Department for Trade & Industry
Julie Rogers Mitsubishi
Vanessa Rossi Chatham house ; Oxford Economics
Lawrence Saez The London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE)
Masahiko Saito Embassy of Japan
Ikuko Samikawa Embassy of Japan
Paurla Subacchi Head, International Economics Programme, Chatham House
Masato Takaoka Embassy of Japan
Mr Rui Tang Embassy of The People's Republic of China
Stephen Thomsen Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Robert Thomson Editor, The Times
Louis Turner Chatham House
Shujiro Urata Professor, Economics at Graduate School of Asia- Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Yoshiki Usuki Visiting Fellow, Chatham House
David Wright Barclays Capital
Masahiko Yamammoto Mitsubishi
Rengfeng Zhao Researcher, Chatham

Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Date Tuesday, April 5, 2005
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Venue Paris, France
Hotel Intercontinental Paris
3 rue de Castiglione 75001 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 77 11 11
Fax : +33 (0)1 44 77 14 60
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Institut Aspen France
(With the Collaboration with JETRO Paris)
Participants List
Program Session I: Regional Integration Models in Europe and Japan: Comparative Approach and Exchanges of Experiences
Session II: Economic and Foreign Trade Prospects in Europe and Japan: An Overall and Sectorial Picture (Energy)
Session III: Competitiveness, Localization and De-localization Issues
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(Tuesday, April 5, 2005)

List of Participants
(In Alphabetical Order by Surname)

Japan

Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, JAPAN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION
Kuniko Inoguchi Professor, SOPHIA UNIVERSITY, TOKYO
Hiroyuki Itami Professor, Hitotsubashi University, TOKYO
Koji Kakizawa Former Foreign Minister, President and CEO, Kakizawa Research Institute
Tsuyoshi Nakai Director General, JETRO Paris Coordination for Europe
Yoko Ohara President, Institute for the Fashion Industries
Yoshihiro Sakamoto President and CEO, ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, LTD.
Tadao Suzuki Chairman and CEO, Mercian Corporation
Hiroshi Tsuchiya Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation

France

JEAN BETERMIER Amiral - Conseiller des Presidents et CEOs, EADS
LAURENT COHEN-TANUGI Associe, SKADDEN ARPS, PARIS
FRANCOISE CROUIGNEAU Redactrice en chef International, LES ECHOS
CLARA GAYMARD Presidente, A.F.I.I.
JEAN-LOUIS GERGORIN Executive Vice President, Strategic Coordination, EADS
RAPHAEL HADAS-LEBEL President of the Social Section, CONSEIL D'ETAT
Vice President, Institut Aspen France
JEROME HURET President, Institut Aspen France
HENRI MARTRE President, Medef France-Japon Committee
OLIVIER MELLERIO Partner, Interfinexa
Vice President of the Advisory Board, INSTITUT ASPEN FRANCE
President, Comite Colbert
FRANCIS MER Former Minister of Economy and Finances
Presiden, Fondation pour l'Innovation Politique
MARIO MORETTI POLEGATO President, GEOX, Italy
PIERRE-ALAIN MUET Former Advisor of Lionel Jospin
Deputy Mayor, in charge of Economic Development,
CITY OF LYON
Vice President, in charge of Economic Development and International Affairs, Grand Lyon
MICHEL PEBEREAU President, BNP PARIBAS
President of the Advisory Board, Institut Aspen France
PASCAL PERZO Executive Director, INSTITUT ASPEN FRANCE
FRANCK PONSONNET Directeur, JCDecaux
KAROLINE POSTEL-VINAY Professor, CERI - INSTITUT D'ETUDES POLITIQUES
JEAN-MARC PUEL Vice-President, Mergers and Acquisitions, EADS
FREDERIC RUCIAK Directeur du Marketing. BOUYGUES TELECOM
JEAN DU RUSQUEC Charge de Mission aupres du President, Total
ANDRE SANTINI Member f Parliament, Mayor, CITY OF ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX
PEDRO SOLE Directeur Asie-Pacifique, ALSTOM

November 16-18, 2001

Date November 16-18, 2001
Venue Hilton-Lyon Hotel
Cite Internationale de Lyon, 70, Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006, Lyon, France
Tel: 33-4-78-17-50-50 / Fax: 33-4-78-17-52-52
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
Institut Aspen France
Participants List
Topics Session 1 EUROPE AND JAPAN : REVIEW OF THE SITUATION
Session 2 ECONOMIC GROWTH AND LONG-TERM OUTLOOK
Session 3 HOW CAN THE NECESSARY STRUCTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS BE SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED ?
Session 4 JAPAN AND EUROPE IN THE WORLDWIDE CONTEXT
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(November 16-18, 2001)

Japan

KeikoCHINO RedacteurenChef/EditorialWriter
THESANKEISHINBUN
YoichiFUNABASHI PrincipalCorrespondantDiplomatiqueetChroniqueur
ChiefDiplomaticCorrespondentandColumnist
THEASAHISHIMBUN
ToyooGYOHTEN President/President
INSTITUTEFORINTERNATIONALMONETARYAFFAIRS
HirofumiHAGIHIRA DirecteurGeneral/DirectorGeneral
JETROPARIS
ShoichiIKUTA DirecteurGeneralAdjointchargedelaPolitiqueduCommerce
MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE, DU COMMERCE ET DE L'INDUSTRIE
DeputyDirector-General,TradePolicyBureau
MINISTRYOFECONOMY,TRADEANDINDUSTRY
YoshioISHIZAKA Vice-PresidentExecutif/ExecutiveVicePresident
TOYOTAMOTORCORPORATION
TerukoISHIZAKA
Amb.YutakaKAWASHIMA AncienVice-MinistredesAffairesEtrangeres-MINISTEREDESAFFAIRESETRANGERES
FormerViceMinisterforForeignAffairs-MINISTRYOFFOREIGNAFFAIRS
YoshihikoKOBAYASHI Professeuremerite/Professor-TOKYOUNIVERSITY
AdministrateurDelegue/ExecutiveDirector
'MAISON FRANCO-JAPONAISE' INC.
RyoseiKOKUBUN ProfesseurdeDroitetdeSciencesPolitiques/Professor,FacultyofLawandPolitics
KEIOUNIVERSITY
ShoichiIKUTA DirecteurGeneralAdjointchargedelaPolitiqueduCommerce
MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE, DU COMMERCE ET DE L'INDUSTRIE
DeputyDirector-General,TradePolicyBureau
MINISTRYOFECONOMY,TRADEANDINDUSTRY
YoshioISHIZAKA Vice-PresidentExecutif/ExecutiveVicePresident
TOYOTAMOTORCORPORATION
TerukoISHIZAKA
Amb.YutakaKAWASHIMA AncienVice-MinistredesAffairesEtrangeres-MINISTEREDESAFFAIRESETRANGERES
FormerViceMinisterforForeignAffairs-MINISTRYOFFOREIGNAFFAIRS
YoshihikoKOBAYASHI Professeuremerite/Professor-TOKYOUNIVERSITY
AdministrateurDelegue/ExecutiveDirector
'MAISON FRANCO-JAPONAISE' INC.
SawakoTAKEUCHI ProfesseurAssocie/AssociateProfessor
GRADUATESCHOOLOFENGINEERING,UNIVERSITYOFTOKYO
ToruTOYOSHIMA President/Chairman
JAPANECONOMICFOUNDATION
KosukeIMASHIMIZU Directeur,Europe,MoyenOrientetAfrique-DivisionPolitiqueduCommerce
MINISTERE DE L'ECONOMIE, DU COMMERCE ET DE L'INDUSTRIE
Director,Europe-MiddleEast-AfricaDivision-TradePolicyBureau
MINISTRYOFECONOMY,TRADEANDINDUSTRY
ToshioKAJIKAWA Vice-PresidentetDirecteurGeneral/VicePresidentandChiefExecutiveOfficer
SMI-SOCIETEDEMECANIQUED'IRIGNY-GROUPEKOYO
TeppeiKURITA DirecteurdesOperations/Director,OperationsDepartment
JETROLYON
RyoseiKOKUBUN ProfesseurdeDroitetdeSciencesPolitiques/Professor,FacultyofLawandPolitics
KEIOUNIVERSITY
HiroshiTSUCHIYA DirecteurExecutif/ExecutiveManagingDirector
JAPANECONOMICFOUNDATION
Amb.KazuoOGOURA AmbassadeurduJaponenFrance-AMBASSADEDUJAPON
AmbassadorofJapantoFrance-JAPANESEEMBASSY
Amb.HisashiOWADA President/President
JIIA-THEJAPANINSTITUTEOFINTERNATIONALAFFAIRS

Europe

RaymondBARRE AncienPremierMinistre/FormerFrenchPrimeMinister
DeputeduRhone/MemberofFrenchParliament
Chairman-INSTITUTASPENFRANCE
EveBARRE
PierreBARROUX ChargedeMission-MINISTEREDESAFFAIRESETRANGERES
Representative-FRENCHMINISTRYOFFOREIGNAFFAIRS
ClaudeBASSOU President/President
INTERFINEXA
ElianeBASSOU
Jean-LouisBEFFA PresidentDirecteurGeneral/ChairmanandChiefExecutiveOfficer
COMPAGNIEDESAINT-GOBAIN
RobertBOYER DirecteurdeRecherche/ResearchDirector
CEPREMAP(CNRS)
GeorgesDOUIN DirecteurGeneralAdjoint,Plan-ProduitetOperationsInternationales
AssociateDirectorGeneral,Product-PlanandInternationalOperations
RENAULTS.A.
RaphaelHADAS-LEBEL Conseillerd'Etat/MemberofFrance'sCONSEILD'ETAT
Membre-COMMISSIONDEREGULATIONDEL'ELECTRICITE/Commissioner,ENERGYREGULATIONCOMMISSIONChargedeMissionaupresduPresident/AdvisortothePresident-CONSEILECONOMIQUEETSOCIAL
Vice-President/VicePresident,INSTITUTASPENFRANCE
LordGeoffreyHOWEOFABERAVON AncienMinistredesAffairesEtrangeres/FormerMinisterofForeignAffairs
HOUSEOFLORDS
OlivierMELLERIO Associe/Partner-INTERFINEXA
President/President-INSTITUTASPENFRANCE
PatriceMIGNON President/President
DRESDNERKLEINWORTWASSERSTEINFRANCE
EvaNELL ResponsableduDepartementPrevisionsetRecherche/HeadofPlanningandResearch
DEUTSCHEBANKPRIVATEBANKING
ConsultantAssocie/PartnerandConsultant
INSTITUTFUERANGEWANDTEKREATIVITAET
MichelPINAULT DirecteurGeneral,AsiePacifique/DirectorGeneral,Asia&Pacific
GROUPEAXA
GilbertePINAULT
KarolinePOSTELVINAY Chercheur/Researcher
CENTRED'ETUDESETDERECHERCHESINTERNATIONALES(CERI)
FONDATIONNATIONALEDESSCIENCESPOLITIQUES
ChristianSAUTTER AncienMinistredel'Economie,desFinancesetdel'Indusrie
FormerFrenchMinisterofEconomy,FinancesandIndustry
AdjointauMairedeParis,ChargeduDeveloppementEconomique,del'Emploi
ViceMayorofParis,inchargeofEconomicDeveloppment,FinancesandLabor
Amb.KonradSEITZ AncienAmbassadeurd'AllemagneenChine
FormerAmbassadorofGermanytoChina
MichaelSHORT PresidentDirecteurGeneral/PresidentandChiefExecutiveOfficer
AXAINSURANCEHOLDINGCOMPANYLIMITED
AnthonyTEASDALE ConseillerPolitiqueSenior,GroupeEPP-ED - PARLEMENTEUROPEEN
SeniorPolicyAdviser,EPP-EDGroup-EUROPEANPARLIAMENT JacquelineTEASDALE
Jean-PhilippeTOUFFUT SecretaireGeneral/SecretaryGeneral
CENTRESAINT-GOBAINPOURLARECHERCHEENECONOMIE
Jacques-AndreTROESCH Commissaire-COMMISSIONDEREGULATIONDEL'ELECTRICITE
Commissioner-FRENCHENERGYREGULATIONCOMMISSION
Eh.RupechtVONDRAN President/President
GERMAN-JAPANESEINDUSTRIALCO-OPERATIONCOMMITTEE
JuttaVONDRAN
ThierryWALRAFEN ControleurGeneral/GeneralController
CAISSEDESDEPOTSETCONSIGNATIONS

USA

John CRAWFORD Associé / Partner-in-Charge
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2017年8月 9日

CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2016

Date 9:00 - 12:00 Friday, October 21, 2016
Venue International House of Japan (Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall)
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation
China Foreign Affairs University
East Asia Foundation

CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2016
CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2016More Pictures

ProgramPUBLIC SYMPOSIUM
Friday, 21 October, 2016
Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House, Tokyo
The 3rd CJK Cooperation Dialogue
Envisioning a deepening and evolving China-Japan-Korea Partnership:
From sharing information and experiences to creating mutual trust

09:00-09:10 OPENING REMARKSKUSAKA Kazumasa
Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
speech

CHAI Xi
Director, Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, China Foundation of International Studies
Former Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia

GONG Ro-Myung
Chairman, East Asia Foundation (EAF)
Former Korean Foreign Minister

09:10-09:30 KEYNOTE SPEECHUEDA Takayuki
Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs
Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry of Japan (METI)
speech

09:30-10:30 PRESENTATIONModerator: HARAOKA Naoyuki
Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

ECONOMIC SESSIONSpeakers

TAKEMOTO Naokazu
Member of the House of Representatives of Japan
Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Presentation

GAO Haihong
Senior Fellow and Professor, Institute of World Economics and Politics
China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Presentation

AHN Choong-Yong
Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership (KCCP)

ENVIRONMENT SESSIONSpeakers

WANG Xuedong
Associate Professor, Deputy Dean, Institute of Advanced International Studies
Sun Yat-Sen University
Presentation

MATSUSHITA Kazuo
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Examiner, Environmental and Social Guidelines
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Presentation

KIM Sang-Hyup
Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Green Growth, College of Business, KAIST
Chairman, Coalition for Our Common Future
Presentation

10:30-10:50 COFFEE BREAK

10:30-10:50 Q&A

11:50-12:00 SPECIAL SPEECHFUKUDA Yasuo
Former Prime Minister of Japan
Speech

12:00-12:05 CLOSING REMARKSKUSAKA Kazumasa
Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

ParticipantsList

SummaryReport (in English)Report (in Japanese)

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CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2016 - Pictures -

CJK Members CJK Members

Welcome Reception

  • Mr. KusakaMr. Kusaka(Japan Representative)
  • Mr. ChaiMr. Chai (China Representative)
  • Mr. GongMr. Gong (ROK Representative)
  • Welcome Reception

Public Symposium

  • Mr. KusakaMr. Kusaka
  • Mr. GongMr. Gong
  • Mr. ChaiMr. Chai
  • Public Symposium
  • Public SymposiumKeynote Speech / Mr. Ueda
  • Public SymposiumModerator / Mr. Haraoka
  • Public Symposium
  • Mr. Takemoto (Japan)Mr. Takemoto (Japan)
  • Ms. Gao (China)Ms. Gao (China)
  • Mr. Ahn (ROK)Mr. Ahn (ROK)
  • Public Symposium
  • Mr. Won (China)Mr. Won (China)
  • Mr. Matsushita (Japan)Mr. Matsushita (Japan)
  • Public Symposium
  • Mr. Kim (ROK)Mr. Kim (ROK)
  • Public Symposium
  • Public Symposium
  • Public Symposium
  • Ms. Gao(China)Ms. Gao(China)
  • Special Speech / Mr. FukudaSpecial Speech / Mr. Fukuda

Luncheon

  • Luncheon Speech / Mr. KojimaLuncheon Speech / Mr. Kojima
  • Luncheon

Closed Roundtable Discussion

  • Closed Roundtable Discussion
  • ROK sideROK side
  • China sideChina side
  • Mr. Urata & Ms. Fukagawa(Japan)Mr. Urata & Ms. Fukagawa(Japan)
  • Closed Roundtable Discussion
  • Mr. Akimoto(Japan)Mr. Akimoto(Japan)
  • Mr. Kim & Mr. Cho (ROK)Mr. Kim & Mr. Cho (ROK)
  • Closed Roundtable Discussion
  • Mr. Moon (ROK)Mr. Moon (ROK)
  • Mr.Haruyama(Japan)Mr.Haruyama(Japan)
  • Mr. Miao(China)Mr. Miao(China)
  • Mr. Matsushita(Japan)Mr. Matsushita(Japan)
  • Closed Roundtable Discussion

CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2015

Overview

Date Wednesday, September 3, 2015
Venue South Lake Hotel, Changchun, China
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)
East Asia Foundation

CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2015
CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2015More Pictures

TopicsThe 2nd CJK Cooperation Dialogue

Opening remarksJIANG Ruiping, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University
KUSAKA Kazumasa, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
GONG Ro-Myung, Chairman, East Asia Foundation / Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

[Session 1] Economic Cooperation

  1. What is the prospect of TPP conclusion? Are RCEP and TPP compatible with or even complementary to each other? What can CJK do to lead these two trade blocs to contribute to building an East Asian economic community?
  2. How can CJK enhance their domestic structural reform to ensure the sustainable economic growth, considering the CJK FTA to be pushed forward?
  3. How can CJK contribute to the sustainability of the economic growth in East Asia? There are many constraints caused by such factors as insufficient infrastructure investment and insufficient protection of intellectual property rights, energy and environment on achieving the sustainable economic growth in East Asia. Is it possible for CJK to coordinate in overcoming those constraints?

ModeratorKUSAKA Kazumasa, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

PresentationsAHN Choong-yong, Chairman, Korean Commission on Corporate Partnership / Distinguished Professor of Economics, Chung-Ang University

FUKAGAWA Yukiko, Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University / Visiting Fellow, Yonsei University
Presentation

JIANG Ruiping, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University
AHN Se Young, Chairman, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences / Professor, GSIS, Sogang University

KIMURA Fukunari, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University / Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
Presentation

LI Guanghui, Vice President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce

KIL Jeong-Woo, Member of the National Assembly, Saenuri Party, 1st term / Trade, Industry, and Energy Committee

SASAKI Nobuhiko, Adviser, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. / Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Presentation

LI Xiao, Professor, Economics School of Jilin University / Director, Sino-Japanese Center for Economic Studies, Jilin University

YOON Deok Ryong, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Presentation

[Session 2] Environmental Cooperation

  1. How to save "us (CJK)" from the common threats of daily life trans-boundary challenges such as fine dust and yellow dust? How to institutionalize real measures for deepening CJK collaboration?
  2. What are our lessons and experiences in solving air and water pollutions?
  3. How to optimize green trade potential in the context of vitalizing the CJK FTA, reflecting the APEC summit agreement on lowing tariffs by 5% on environmental goods and services from 2015?

ModeratorKIM Sang-Hyup, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Green Growth, College of Business, KAIST / Former Senior Secretary to the President
Presentation

PresentationsFUJIMOTO Kenichiro, General Manager, Head of Global Environmental Affairs, Department, Environment Division, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Presentation

LI Liping, Deputy Director, Institute of International Environmental Policy, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection, PRC
Presentation(in Chinese)

MATSUSHITA Kazuo, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University / Senior Fellow, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Presentation

ZHANG Haibin, Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University
Presentation(in Chinese)

CHUNG Suh-Yong, Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University
HUAN Qingzhi, Professor of Environmental Politics, School of Marxism, Peking University
Presentation

Closing RemarksJIANG Ruiping, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University

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CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2014

Overview

Date Thursday, November 13, 2014
CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2014CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2014
Venue Maple Hall on the 4th Floor at the Plaza Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)
East Asia Foundation

CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2014More Pictures

TopicsThe 1st CJK Cooperation Dialogue
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Seoul, Korea

Opening remarks and Introduction of each delegation- ZHANG Yunling, Professor and Director of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Opening remarks

- KUSAKA Kazumasa, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Opening remarks

- GONG Ro-Myung, Chairman, East Asia Foundation / former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Opening remarks

Session 1: Political Economy of FTAs

  1. Who are the winners and the losers?: Actual impact on growth and welfare
  2. Government responses: Challenges and limitation of compensation mechanism
  3. Long-term effects: economic, political, and social implications

ModeratorZHANG Yunling, Professor and Director of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Chinese panelists- QU Bo, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations, China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)
Talking Points

- SHEN Minghui, Associate Professor and Director of the Research Division of National Institute of International Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Talking Points

- ZHU Caihua, Professor and Dean of School of International Economics, China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU)
Talking Points

Japanese panelists- FUKAGAWA Yukiko, Visiting Fellow, Center for Development Studies/ Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge University
Talking Points

- SHIOTA Makoto, President, SME support, Japan (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN)
Talking Points
- URATA Shujiro, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Talking Points

Korean panelists- CHOO Mi-Ae, Member of the 19th National Assembly Republic of Korea, New Politics Alliance for Democracy Party / Trade, Industry and Energy Committee
Talking Points

- KIL Jeong-Woo, Member of the 19th National Assembly Republic of Korea, Saenuri Party / Trade, Industry and Energy Committee
Talking Points
- AHN Choong Yong, Chairman, Korean Commission on Corporate Partnership / Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Chung-Ang University
Talking Points
- AHN Dukgeun, Associate Dean of International Affairs / Professor, GSIS, Seoul National University
Talking Points

LuncheonKey note speech by CHOO Mi-Ae, Member of the 19th National Assembly Republic of Korea, New Politics Alliance for Democracy Party / Trade, Industry and Energy Committee
Key note speech

Session2: Emerging Environmental Concerns and Trilateral Cooperation

  1. Identifying trans-boundary pollution problems
  2. Economic, social and ecological consequences
  3. Devising trilateral cooperation

ModeratorKIM Sang-Hyup, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Green Growth, KAIST / Chairman, Coalition for Our Common Future

Chinese panelists- HUAN Qingzhi, Professor, School of Marxism, Peking University
Talking Points

- WANG Xuedong, Professor, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Sun Yat-sen University
Talking Points

Japanese panelists- YAMAGUCHI Mitsutsune, Visiting Professor, Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence (KOMEX), College of Arts and Science, The University of Tokyo
Talking Points

- IBUKA Shigehito, Executive Director, Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI); Division Manager, Environment and Safety, Quality Management Center, HORIBA
Talking Points

Korean panelists- SHIN Eui Soon, Professor of Economics, Yonsei University
Talking Points

- JEON Eui-Chan, Professor of Environment and Energy, Sejong University
Talking Points

- CHUNG Suh-Yong, Professor, Division of International Studies, Korea University
Talking Points

Closed Session: Setting Future Agendas(*only for the delegations)

ModeratorKUSAKA Kazumasa, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

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SummarySummary (in English) Summary (in Japanese)

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Februay 22-23, 2011

Date Februay 22-23, 2011
JEF-AEI 2011JEF-AEI 2011
Venue Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg., 11th Floor
5-15-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundaion (JEF)
11 Fl., Jiji Press Bldg., 5-15-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061 JAPAN
TEL: (81-3)5565-4821
FAX: (81-3)5565-4828
URL: http://www.jef.or.jp/
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
1150 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 U.S.A.
TEL: (1-202)862-7160
FAX: (1-202)862-4877
URL: http://www.aei.org/
Participants List
Topics Session 1 Political Outlook in Japan and the United States
Session 2 Coping with Changing Security Environment in Asia
Session 3 Trade Issue
Session 4 Global Economy and Finance
Part-1 Global Economic and Financial Outlook
Part-2 Emerging Shape of the World Economy and Financial
Systems After the Crises
Summary Summary
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(Februay 22-23, 2011)

Japan side

Satoshi Akimoto Acting General Manager, Corporate Strategy & Research Department, Mitsubishi Corporation
Naoyuki Haraoka Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Akinari Horii Special Adviser to the president, Canon Institute for Global Studies
Satoshi Ikeuchi Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
Toshinori Kanemoto Attorney at Law, City-Yuwa Partners
Keiro Kitagami Member of the House of Representatives, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
Akira Kojima Senior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
Hidehiro Konno Member of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation (Co-chair)
Ryo Kubota Chairman, President & CEO, Acucela Inc.
Makoto Kuroda President, Center for Information on Strategic Trade Control (CISTEC)
Tadashi Nakamae President, Nakamae International Economic Research
Hidehiko Nishiyama Director-General for International Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Shinichi Saito Director of International Affairs, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Takashi Shiraishi Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); President, Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO (Keynote speaker at the dinner on the 22nd of February)
Masakazu Toyoda Chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ); former Vice Minister of METI
Mikio Wakatsuki Chairman, AXA Life Insurance Company Limited
Noboru Yamaguchi Lieutenant General, JGSDF (Ret.); Professor of military history and strategy, National Defense Academy

US side

Alan J. Auerbach Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law, director of the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance
Michael Auslin Director of Japan Studies, AEI (Co-chair)
Claude Barfield Resident Scholar, AEI
Nicholas Eberstadt Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy, AEI
Kevin A. Hassett Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies, AEI (Co-chair)
Adam Lerrick Visiting Scholar, AEI
Phill I. Levy Resident Scholar, AEI
Peter J. Wallison Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, AEI

January 25-26, 2010

Date January 25-26, 2010
JEF-AEI 2010JEF-AEI 2010
Venue The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research(AEI)
1150 17th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036
U.S.A.
TEL: (1-202) 862-7160
FAX: (1-202) 862-4877
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg. 11F, 5-15-8 Ginza
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Japan
TEL: (81-3) 5565-4824
FAX: (81-3) 5565-4828
URL:http://www.jef.or.jp/
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
1150 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
U.S.A.
TEL: (1-202) 862-7160
FAX: (1-202) 862-4877
URL: http://aei.org/
Participants List
Topics Session I: Political Outlook in Japan and the United States- New leadership in Tokyo and Washington
Session II: The Global Economic Crisis One Year Later Part I: Global Economic Outlook
Session III: The Global Economic Crisis One Year Later Part II: Economic Outlook in Japan and the United States
Session IV: Security in Northeast Asia: New Challenges posed by North Korea
Session V: Economic and Financial Policies of China, Japan, and The United States
Session VI: Trade Issues: APEC, WTO, and U.S. Bilateral Trade Agreements in Asia
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(January 25-26, 2010)

Japan side

Satohiro Akimoto SVP & General Manager, Washington Office, Mitsubishi International Corporation
Kenji Goto Minister, Embassy of Japan
Noboru Hatakeyam Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Ryuichi Kataoka Director, Policy Planning and Research Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
Keiro Kitabgami Member of the House of Representatives, The Democratic Party of Japan
Akira Kojima Trustee & Senior Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
Hidehiro Konno Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Corporation (co-chair)
Ryo Kubota Chairman, President & CEO, ACUCELA Inc.
Junichiro Kuroda Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) and Director, JETRO New York
Makoto Kuroda President, Center for Information on Strategic Trade Control(CISTEC)
Ukeru Magosaki Former Japanese Ambassador to Iran /Former professor of National Defense Academy of Japan
Hidehiko Nishiyama Director-General for International Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Akihiko Tamura Councilor for APEC, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Mikio Wakatsuki Chairman, AXA Life Insurance Company Limited
Shunji Yanai Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea / Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.

US side

Michael Auslin Resident Scholar, AEI (co-chair)
Claude Barfield Resident Scholar, AEI
Dan Blumenthal Resident Fellow, AEI
Karlyn Bowman Senior Fellow, AEI
Nicholas Eberstadt Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy, AEI
Kevin Hasset Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies, AEI
Desmond Lachman Resident Fellow, AEI
Phil Levy Resident Scholar, AEI
Robert Madsen Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John H. Makin Visiting Scholar, AEI (co-chair)
Allan Meltzer Visiting Scholar, AEI
Vincent Reinhart Resident Scholar, AEI
Tak Sonoda American Honda
Phill Swagel Visiting Scholar, AEI

February 26(Thur)-27(Fri), 2009

Date February 26(Thur)-27(Fri), 2009
JEF-AEI 2009JEF-AEI 2009
Venue Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg., 11th Floor
5-15-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Participants List
Topics Session 1: Political Outlook in Japan and the United States based on Key Challenges
Session 2: Economic Outlook in Japan and the United States~ Global Economic Crisis
Session 3: Trade Issues: WTO Round, Regional Economic Integration in Asia-Pacific
Session 4: Geopolitical & Strategic Implications of the Global Economic Crisis
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

2011. FEBRUARY 2010. JANUARY 2009. FEBRUARY 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. MAY 2004. JANUARY 2002. APRIL

4.Participants(February 26(Thur)-27(Fri), 2009)

Michael Auslin Resident Scholar, AEI
Claude Barfield Resident Scholar, AEI
Nicholas Eberstadt Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, AEI
Peter Wallison Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, AEI
Naoyuki Haraoka Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman & CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Yoshimasa Hayashi Member, House of Councilors
Kuniko Inoguchi Member, House of Representatives *
Kazumasa Iwata President, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Cabinet Office
Toshinori Kanemoto Attorney at Law, City-Yuwa Partners
Yoshiyuki Kasai Chairman, Central Japan Railway Company (JR-Central)
Keichiro Kobayashi Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry IAA (RIETI)
Akira Kojima Trustee & Senior Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
Hidehiro Konno Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)
Makoto Kuroda President, Center for Information on Strategic Trade Control (CISTEC)
Tadashi Nakamae President, Nakamae International Economic Research (NIER)
Michitaka Nakatomi President of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Tatsuya Terazawa Director of Economic and Industrial Policy Division, Economic and Industry Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Masakazu Toyoda Secretary-General of Secretariat of Headquarters for Space Policy, Cabinet Secretariat, Advisor to Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mikio Wakatsuki Chairman, AXA Life Insurance Company Limited

*lunch only

November 29(Thur)-30(Fri), 2007

Date November 29(Thur)-30(Fri), 2007
JEF-AEI 2007JEF-AEI 2007
Venue American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Participants List
Topics Session I: Economic Outlook in Japan and the United States:The Sub-prime and Credit Issue
Session II: Economic and Financial Policies of China, Japan, and the United States
Session III: Political Outlook in Japan and the United States
Session IV: Japanese, Chinese, and U.S. Joint Security Issues:North Korea and Asia
Session V: Trade Issues: WTO Round, Japan-U.S. Free Trade Agreements, and Asian Trade Issues
Session VI: China and Asia in the Global Economy
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(November 29(Thur)-30(Fri), 2007)

Michael Auslin Resident Scholar in Asian Studies, AEI
Claude Barfield Resident Scholar in International Trade and Finance, AEI
Karlyn Bowman Senior Fellow in Political Studies, AEI
Robert Dugge Managing Director, Tudor Investment Company
Nicholas Eberstadt Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy, AEI
Kenji Goto Minister, Embassy of Japan
Christopher Griffin Research Fellow in Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, AEI
Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Kazumasa Iwata Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Toshinori Kanemoto Former Director of Cabinet Intelligence, Cabinet Secretariat; Attorney at Law, City-Yuwa Partners
Junichiro Kuroda Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) and Director, JETRO New York
Makoto Kuroda President, World Economic Information Service (WEIS)
Desmond Lachman Resident Fellow in General Economics, AEI
Adam Lerrick Visiting Scholar in General Economics, AEI
Phil Levy Resident Scholar in International Trade and Development, AEI
Robert Madsen Senior Fellow, Center for International Studies, MIT
John Makin Visiting Scholar, AEI
Allan Meltzer Visiting Scholar in General Economics, AEI
Ryo Minami Chief Representative, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), New York
Naruki Mori Chief Representative, Bank of Japan, Representative Office in Washington DC
Tadashi Nakamae President, Nakamae International Economic Research (NIER)
Alex Pollock Resident Fellow in Financial Market Studies, AEI
Vincent Reinhart Resident Scholar in Economic Policy, AEI
Phillip Swagel Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, U.S. Department of theTreasury
Mikio Wakatsuki Chairman, AXA Life Insurance Company Limited

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November 16th(Thur)-17(Fri), 2006

Date November 16th(Thur)-17(Fri), 2006
JEF-AEI 2006JEF-AEI 2006
Venue Japan Economic Foundation
Jiji Press Bldg., 11F, 2-2, 5-15-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL: 03-5565-4821 FAX: 03-5565-4828
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Participants List
Program Session 1:Economic Outlook of Japan and the United States
Session 2:Japan and US Trade Relations in the context of Asian Regional Integration (FTA)
Session 3: Political Outlook in Japan and the United States
Session 4 : Japanese, Chinese, and U.S. Joint Security Issues:North Korea and Asia
Session 5: Economic and Financial Policies of China, Japan and the United States
Session 6: China in the Global Economy
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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4.Participants(November 16th(Thur)-17(Fri), 2006)

Japan

Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Junichi Hattori Chairman and CEO, Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII)
Kazumasa Iwata Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Toshinori Kanemoto Former Director of Cabinet Intelligence, Cabinet Secretariat
Yoshiyuki Kasai Chairman, Central Japan Railway Company (JR-Central)
Akira Kojima Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
Hidehiro Konno Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)
Makoto Kuroda President, Center for Information on Security Trade Control
President, World Economic Information Service (WEIS)
Adviser, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Nobutaka Machimura Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Member of the House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party
Tadashi Nakamae President, Nakamae International Economic Research
Masao Nishimura Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Akihiko Tamura Visiting Fellow, East Asian International Economic Law & Policy Programme, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
Mikio Wakatsuki Chairman, AXA Life Insurance Company Limited Senior Fellow, The Japan Research Institute, Limited Member of the Supervisory Committee of The Norinchukin Bank
Taizo Yakushiji Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office Executive research director of the Institute for International Policy Studies Member of the law faculty of Keio University

US

Claude Barfield Resident Scholar, AEI
Dan Blumenthal Resident Fellow in Asian Studies, AEI
Nicholas Eberstadt Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, AEI
Christopher Griffin Research Associate in Asian Studies, AEI
Adam Lerrick Visiting Scholar, AEI
John H. Makin Visiting Scholar, AEI
Danielle Pletka Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, AEI
Alex J. Pollock Resident Fellow, AEI

China

Harvey Zhaohui Chen President, The First Light Academy of Economics and Management
The First Light Academy College of Finance and Management, Shanghai
Yu Yongding (invited) Director-General and Senior Fellow,
Institute of World Economics and Politics,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)Professor,
Department of World Economics,
Post-Graduate School of CASS

May 2nd(Mon)-3rd(Tue), 2005

Date May 2nd(Mon)-3rd(Tue), 2005
JEF-AEI 2005JEF-AEI 2005
Venue American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4600
TEL: 1-202-862-5800 FAX: 1-202-862-7177
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Participants List
Program Session I: U.S. and Japanese Economies, Financial Markets, and Policies
Session II: Political Outlook and Trade Issues in the United States and Japan
Session III: Changing Economic and Political Role of China in Asia:Implications for Japan and the United States
Session IV: Japanese and U.S. Joint Security Issues
Session V: Global Economic Outlook and the Role of Supra-National Institutions
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

2011. FEBRUARY 2010. JANUARY 2009. FEBRUARY 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. MAY 2004. JANUARY 2002. APRIL

4.Participants(May 2nd(Mon)-3rd(Tue), 2005)

Japanese Participants

Hatakeyama Noboru Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Ishii Hiroaki Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United States
Iwata Kazumasa Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Kasai Yoshiyuki Chairman, Central Japan Railway Company (JR-Central)
Kojima Akira Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
Konno Hidehiro Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)
Kuroda Makoto President, World Economic Information Service (WEIS) and Adviser, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Nakamae Tadashi President, Nakamae International Economic Research

American Participants

Daniel Blumenthal Resident fellow and director of the Asian Studies Program,American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Karlyn H. Bowman Resident fellow at American Enterprise Institute (AEI)and Senior editor of The American Enterprise magazine
Charles W. Calomiris Visiting scholar and the co-director of the Project on Financial Dregulation at American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Nicholas Eberstadt Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy ,American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Senior Adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
Eric M. Engen Former-resident scholar at American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Kevin A. Hassett Director of Economic Policy Studies and Resident Scholar,American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Desmond Lachman Resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
James R. Lilley Senior fellow in Asian studies, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Lawrence B. Lindsey President and Chief Executive Officer, Lindsey Group
John H. Makin Visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Allan H. Meltzer Visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University.
Gary Saxonhouse Visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

January 15-16, 2004

Date January 15-16, 2004
JEF-AEI 2004JEF-AEI 2004
Venue Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Jiji Press Bldg., 11F, 2-2, 5-15-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
TEL: 03-5565-4824 / FAX: 03-5565-4828
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Participants List
Topics Session I: Japanese and U.S. Economies, Financial Markets, and Policies
Session II: Political Outlook in Japan and the U.S.
Session III: Trade and Investment Issues and Free Trade Areas
Session IV: Joint Security Issues and the Role of Japan and the U.S. in the World
Session V: Global Economic Outlook
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

2011. FEBRUARY 2010. JANUARY 2009. FEBRUARY 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. MAY 2004. JANUARY 2002. APRIL

4.Participants(January 15-16, 2004)

(Alphabetical order of surname)

Karlyn H. Bowman Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Eric M. ENGEN Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Noboru HATAKEYAMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Japan Economic Foundation
Junichi HATTORI Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Seiko Instruments, Inc.
Ryozo HAYASHI Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry (RIETI)
R. Glenn HUBBARD Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute and Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia Business School
Kazumasa IWATA Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Akira KOJIMA Managing Director and Editorial Page Editor, Nihon Keizai Shimbun
Fumiaki KUBO Professor of Faculty of Law, Tokyo University and Visiting Professor of Faculty of Law, Keio University
Haruhiko KURODA * Dinner Keynote Speaker * Special Advisor of Japanese Cabinet Office and Former Vice Minister for International Affairs of Japanese Ministry of Finance
Makoto KURODA Adviser, Japan Economic Foundation and President, World Economic Information Service
Lawrence B. LINDSEY President, Lindsey Group
Robyn LIM Professor of International Relations, Nanzan University
Nobutaka MACHIMURA Director-General of Election Bureau, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
John H. MAKIN Resident Scholar and Director of Fiscal Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Tadashi NAKAMAE President, Nakamae International Economic Research
Keisuke SADAMORI Director of Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
Nobuo TANAKA Director-General of Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry
Hiroshi TSUCHIYA Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation
Mikio WAKATSUKI Chairman of the Board of Counselors, Japan Research Institute
Peter J. WALLISON Resident Fellow and Co-director of Financial Deregulation Project, American Enterprise Institute

April 29-30, 2002

Date April 29-30, 2002
Venue American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4600
Tel 202-862-5800 Fax 202-862-7177
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI)
Participants List
Topics Session I: U.S. and Japanese Economies, Financial Markets, and Policies
Session II: Political Outlook in the United States and Japan
Session III: U.S.-Japan Trade Issues, the Roles of the WTO and China
Session IV: Japanese and U.S. Joint Security Issues, North Korea, and Terrorism
Session V: Global Economic Outlook and the Role of Supra-National Institutions
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

2011. FEBRUARY 2010. JANUARY 2009. FEBRUARY 2007. NOVEMBER 2006. NOVEMBER 2005. MAY 2004. JANUARY 2002. APRIL

4.Participants(April 29-30, 2002)

(Alphabetical order of surname)

David L. Asher senior adviser in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Claude E. Barfield resident scholar and the director of trade and science policy studies and technology policy studies at AEI
Karlyn H. Bowman resident fellow at the AEI and the "gOpinion Pulse" h editor for The American Enterprise, the Institute's flagship magazine.
Charles W. Calomiris Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Economics at AEI and Paul M. Montrone Professor of Finance and Economics at the Columbia University School of Business.
Robert H. Dugger Managing director of the Tudor Investment Corporation
Nicholas N. Eberstadt Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at AEI and a member of Harvard University's Center for Population and Development Studies
James K. Glassman resident fellow at AEI and the host of TechCentralStation.com
G. William Hoagland Staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget
R. Glenn Hubbard Chairman of the U.S. President's Council of Economic Advisers
Kazumasa Iwata Director-general in charge of economic assessment and policy analysis for the Japanese Cabinet Office and concurrently a professor at the Department of Advanced Social and International Studies at the University of Tokyo
Yasuhiro Kawaguchi Economic counselor at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.
Akira Kojima Managing director and chief editorial page editor of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.
Makoto Kuroda President of the World Economic Information Service and of the Center for Information on Security Trade Control
James R. Lilley Senior fellow at AEI and a senior adviser of the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park
Nobutaka Machimura Representative of the Japanese Diet and the acting secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
John H. Makin Resident scholar and director of fiscal policy studies at AEI.
Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University and a visiting scholar at AEI
Naoko Munakata Senior fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI) and a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
Katsuhiro Nakagawa Managing director of the Toyota Motor Co.
Tadashi Nakamae President of Nakamae International Economic Research
Adam Posen Senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics
Yoshihiro Sakai Fellow at AEI
Nicholas Sargen Managing director of J.P. Morgan and the chief investment strategist for private clients
Gary Saxonhouse Professor of economics at the University of Michigan and the director of its Committee on Comparative and Historical Research on Market Economies
Joseph R. Schmuckler Chief operating officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors and Management Committee, of Nomura Holding America
Mikio Wakatsuki Chairman of the Board of Counselors at the Japan Research Institute
Peter J. Wallison Resident fellow and as the codirector of its program on financial market deregulation
Taizo Yakushiji Executive research director of the Institute for International Policy Studies and a member of the law faculty of Keio University
Jai-Hoon Yang  

2017年8月 4日

Friday, March 2, 2009

Date Friday, March 2, 2009
Venue Chatham House
The Royal Institute of International Affairs
10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE
Tel+44 020 7314 2760
Fax+44 020 7957 5710
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation Chatham House

TopicsThe Expansion of China and India : Impact and Consequences for Japan, UK and the World Economy

Session 1India and China: trade, investment and development strategies

Session 2Looking ahead: are India's and China's current growth rates sustainable?

Session 3The rise of China and India: impact and implications for Europe and Japan

2009. MARCH 2007. MARCH 2005. MAY 2004. JULY 2003. JULY

Friday, March 2, 2007

Date Friday, March 2, 2007
hightecforum2007hightecforum2007
Venue Chatham House
The Royal Institute of International Affairs
10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE
Tel+44 020 7314 2760
Fax+44 020 7957 5710
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation Chatham House

TopicsThe Expansion of China and India : Impact and Consequences for Japan, UK and the World Economy

Session 1India and China: trade, investment and development strategies

Session 2Looking ahead: are India's and China's current growth rates sustainable?

Session 3The rise of China and India: impact and implications for Europe and Japan

SummarySummary

2009. MARCH 2007. MARCH 2005. MAY 2004. JULY 2003. JULY

May 24(Tue)-25(Wed), 2005

Date May 24(Tue)-25(Wed), 2005
hightecforum2005hightecforum2005
Venue Imperial Hotel, Osaka
1-8-50 Tenma-bashi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0042
TEL:81-(0)6-6881-1111 FAX:81-(0)6-6881-4111
Sponsors Japan side: Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
UK side: Asia-Pacific Technology Network(APTN)
Cosponsor: Osaka Prefecutural Government, Osaka City Government,Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Osaka University, Kansai Economic Federation, JETRO Osaka
Sponsor:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

TopicsPLENARY1:SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY ISSUES
PLENARY2:UBIQUITOUS SOCIETTY/ ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT / SECURITY

Parallel(1)BIQUITOUS SOCIETY-Ubiquitous Networks

Parallel(2)SECURITY-THE GEOPOLITICS
Energy, Aerospace Security & Biosecurity

Parallel(3)R&D MANAGEMENT
-LATEST EXAMPLE OF EURO-JAPANESE COLLABORATION & MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEXITY

Parallel(4)UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY RELATIONS
Incubators / Regions & Clusters / Entrepreneurship

Parallel(5)ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
-CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY EFFICIENCY(This session is linked with session 7)

Parallel(6)LIFE SCIENCES Future of Personalised Medicine/Biotechnology/Future Platform Technologies

Parallel(7)UBIQUITOUS SOCIETY
Mini Fuel Cells/Moves to a Hydrogen Economy/Storage

Parallel(8)(ELECTRONICS) CYBER SECURITY
Network Security/E-Commerce Issues/Mobile Comms and Consumer Electronics

Parallel(9)UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY RELATIONS
Incubators/Regions&Clusters/Entrepreneurship(Sponsored by ITEC, Doshisha University)

Parallel(10)ROBOTS/ DIGITAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS

Parallel(11)EU-JAPANESE HIGH TECH RELATIONS

Parallel(12)ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ELECTRONIC, RECYCLING
WEEE/RoHS/Green Manufacturing/Green Chemistry

"Closing Remarks"

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary

2009. MARCH 2007. MARCH 2005. MAY 2004. JULY 2003. JULY

Participants(May 24(Tue)-25(Wed), 2005)

Japanese participants (alphabetical order by surname)

Ms Toshiko Aoi Deputy-Director, International Affairs Division,International Affairs Department,Kansai Economic Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-Kansai Bureau)
Mr Hisashi Aoki Specialist, Research Planning Office Corporate Research & Development Center, Toshiba Corporation
Mr Teruo Aoyagi Director, International Bureau, General Manager,International Affairs Group, Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren)
Dr Mutsuhiro Arinobu Corporate Vice President Director of Corporate Research & Development Center,Toshiba Corporation
Dr Kazuo Eda Executive Engineer (Senior Councilor) Advanced Technology Research Laboratories,Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Dr Shun Egusa Group Manager, Planning & Coordination Group,Technology Planning Division, Toshiba Corporation
Mr Takefumi Fukumizu Director General,Kansai Economic Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI-Kansai Bureau)
Mr Minoru Hase ssistant General Manager Environment Department, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
Mr Ryousuke Hata Executive Officer, Senior Vice General Manager, R & D Unit,Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Mr Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Dr Teruo Higashino Professor, Mobile Computing Laboratory
Department of Information Networking
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,Osaka University
Dr Masakazu Hineno General Manager of Kansai Office, Shimadzu Corporation
Dr Yohei Hirai Associate Professor, Institute for Frontier Medical Scienses, Kyoto University
Dr Michinori Ichikawa Laboratory Head, Laboratory for Brain-Operative Device,Brain Science Institute, RIKEN
Mr Kazuo Ichiki Project Manager, Field Marketing Promotion/ West, IBM Japan Ltd.
Mr Toshio Inoue Director, International Affairs Division,International Affairs Department,Kansai Economic Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI-Kansai Bureau)
Mr Yoshiaki Ishiia Deputy Director, Industrial Organization Division,Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Mr Hiroaki Izumaa Manager, Energy IT, Energy Technology Lab., Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
Mr Eiji Kamagataa Chief Specialist, Research Planning Office,Corporate Research & Development Center, Toshiba Corporation
Dr Tetsuhiko Kobayashia Director, Research Institute for Ubiquitous Energy Devices,National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST-Kansai)
Dr Toshiro Kobayashia Senior Managing Director, Industry Innovation System (IIS)
Mr Yasutsugu Kohzukia Director,International Division, Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Mr. Hirotoshi Komodaa President & CEO, The Historia Partners, Ltd.
Dr Yasuo Kozatoa Deputy Chief, Global Search Project
Leading-Edge Planning & Administration Center,Leading-Edge Technology Development Headquarters, Canon Inc.
Mr Shinichi Kuriyama Deputy Director,New Technology Division, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Mr Susumu Kusakabe Research Director,Information Technologies Laboratories, Sony Corporation
Dr Minoru Makimura Associate Officer & Senior Manager, Research Planning Department Technical Institute, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Dr Toshihiro Masaki Assistant Professor, Division of Comprehensive Liaison & Coordination Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka University
Dr Koichiro Matsuda Project Leader,Advanced technology Research Project, R&D Center, Horiba Ltd.
Mr Koji Matsumoto Manager,Information & Communication Systems Dept., Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
Mr Yasuyuki Matsumura Attorney At Law, Yasuyuki Matsumura Law Office
Mr Masayuki Matsushita Chairman, International Committee
Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren)
Vice Chairman of the Board,
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic)
Dr Hideo Miyahara President, Osaka University
Mr Tetsuji Miyanoh Group Leader,New Business Planning Office, Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
Mr Akiyoshi Miyawaki Manager,New Business Planning Office, Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
Dr Kumiko Miyazaki Management Department of MOT, Graduate School of Innovation, Tokyo Institute Technology
Mr Toshinari Miyazawa Director-General,Japan External Trade Organization, Osaka (JETRO, Osaka)
Dr Ryuichi Morishita Professor and Chairman of Clinical Gene Therapy,Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University
Board Member of AnGes MG, Inc.
Vice Chairman, Special Committee of Bioindustry Promotion, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Prof Masayuki Murata Professor, Multimedia Network Laboratory,Department of Information Networking,Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Osaka University
Mr Hideharu Nagasawa General Manager, Innovation Group, R&D Headquarters,Planning and Administration Office, SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Ms Rieko Nagata Technical Official, International Affairs Office,International Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Mr Masahiro Nakagawa Assistant General Manager,R&D Planning, Department, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Dr Tsuneo Nakahara Executive Advisor to CEO, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
Dr Makoto Nakamura Division Deputy General Manager Kawata Laboratory, Sharp Corporation
Mr Takuma Nakatsuka President & CEO, Genomidea, Inc.
Ms Yoko Nishida R&D Planning Department,R&D Unit, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Dr Shojiro Nishio Dean, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,Osaka University
Mr Hidemi Ohoka Director-General, International Affairs Department,Kansai Economic Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI-Kansai Bureau)
Ms Fusae Ohta Governor, Osaka Prefecture
Mr Masatoshi Ohyama Deputy General Manager, Corporate Technology Division,General Manager, Technical Institute,Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd
Mr Yoshitaka Osawa Assistant General Manager, R&D Planning Department, R&D Unit,Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Mr Toshiyuki Saito Manufacuring Technical Support Office
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST-Kansai)
Mr Toshimi Saito President and Representative Director, Green Cycle Corporation
Mr Hiroshi Saito Director-General,Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Mr Hiroyuki Sakagawa Senior Consultant,Osaka Representative's Office, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
Ms Rikka Sakamoto International Affairs Division, International Affairs Department, Kansai Economic Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI-Kansai Bureau)
Mr Koichi Sakuta Director, International Affairs Office Policy and Environment Bureau,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Mr Masahiro Sasaki Manager, New Products Developmetn Section, Tokibo Co.Ltd.
Dr Junichi Seki Mayor of Osaka
Dr. Akiyoshi Shimada Molecular and Bio-Science Research Group,Materials Science Research Laboratory,NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Dr. Hiromichi Shimada Director, Research Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST)
Dr Shinji Shimojo Professor, Applied Multimedia Engineering (Cybermedia Center), Osaka University
Prof Yoshinori Shiozawa Professo,Graduate School for Creative Cities, Osaka City University
Dr Masaaki Takahashi Director & General Manager, Research & Development,Precision System Science Co., Ltd.
Mr Kazumi Tanimoto Deputy Director, Research Institute of Ubiquitous Energy Devices,National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST-Kansai)
Mr Nobuharu Taniuchi International Affairs Division, International Affairs Department
Kansai Economic Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI-Kansai Bureau)
Dr Toshio Tanuma Manager, Innovation Group, R&D Headquarters,Planning and Administration Office, Collaboration Promotion Dept.,SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
Mr Akito Toi Director General, Industrial Policy Department,Kansai Economic Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry
(METI-Kansai Bureau)
Mr Takuo Tokunaga Executive Officer, Osaka International Business Promotion Centre
Mr Shigeru Toyota Manager, Research Allinaces, Research Management Dept.,Pharmaceutical Research Division, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd.
Mr Hiroshi Tsuchiya Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation
Dr Toshitaka Tsuda Member of the Board, President,
Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Limited.
Mr Hiroshi Tsukamoto President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Mr Itsuki Uehara Deputy Director General
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST-Kansai)
Dr Koji Ukegawa Vice President, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST-Kansai)
Dr Yukichi Umakoshi Trustee, Vice President, Osaka University
Mr Shinji Watanabe Advisor, Nippon Telenet Co., Ltd.
Dr Seiichi Watanabe Advisor, Sony Corporation
Mr Takeshi Watanabe Manager, Industrial Affairs Group, Industrial & Regional Affairs Bureau Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren)
Dr Ei Yamada President & CEO, AnGes MG, Inc.,
Mr Howard (Hisayoshi) Yamamoto General Manager, Corporate New Business Promotion Operations
Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.

British Participants (alphabetical order by surname)

Martin Atkins Advisor, Group Technology, BP International
Tadahiko Awaya Business Development Manager, Electronic Links Asia
Peter Bacon Managing Director, Electronic Links Asia
Gary Clemo Toshiba European Telecommunications Research Laboratory
Dr Brian Condon Chief Executive Officer, Complexity Group
Tomoe Enokida Japan/UK Research and Development Manager, DARP
Dr Muhammad Farmer Principal & Director, British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce
Pierrick Fillon-Ashida Science Attache, European Union, Tokyo
His Excellency Graham Fry Ambassador, British Embassy, Tokyo
Professor Mike Gregory Head, Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
M. Christophe Grignon Economic Attach in charge of Information and Communication
Technology, French Embassy
Takashi Hayakawa Japanese Representative, South West Regional Development Agency
Victor Humberstone Executive Vice-President, The Technology Partnership
Kiyohide Ikeda TTPCom
Jonathan Jones Account Manager, TTPCom
Yasutsune Kanatani Scottish Development International
Yung Kim VP, Technology & Innovation for Japan and Korea, BT Group
Professor Terry Knibb Chief Scientist, Bae Systems / Chairman, Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Paul Lynch Commercial Consul - West Japan, British Consulate, Osaka
Professor Sandro Macchietto Director, Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College
Professor Joe McGeehan Dean of Engineering, University of Bristol /Managing Director, Toshiba European Telecommunications Research Laboratory
Professor Hirokazu Negishi Vice-President Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Professor Michael Norton International Engineering Department Tokyo Institute of Technology
Robin Ord-Smith First Secretary (Commercial), British Embassy, Tokyo
Dr. Tony Perry Head, Laboratory of Mammalian Molecular Embryology, RIKEN
Center for Developmental Biology
Chris Phillips Senior Research Scientist Ordnance Survey
Dr David Price Chief Technical Officer, Torotrak plc
Mr. Michael Reiterer Deputy Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Commission in Japan
David Richardson Director, Asia-Pacific, South West Regional Development Agency
Dr Phillippa Rogers Science and Innovation Counsellor (Designate), British Embassy,Tokyo
David Scott International Technology Promoter, GlobalWatch Service, Department of Trade and Industry
Alex Stewart Alexander Capital Access Co., Ltd.
Chris Stuart Science and Innovation Section, British Embassy, Tokyo
Dr Paola Subacchi Head, International Economics Programme, Chatham House
Louis Turner Chief Executive, Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Dr Michael Tusch Managing Director, Apical
Phillip White International Technology Promoter, GlobalWatch Service,Department of Trade and Industry
Professor Hugh Whittaker Doshisha Univ
Professor Eichi Yamaguchi Doshisha Business School, Deputy Director of ITEC, Executive Vice President of Powdec KK

12th(Mon)-14th(Wed)July, 2004

Date 12th(Mon)-14th(Wed)July, 2004
Venue Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD
Tel +44-(0)117-929-4281 Fax +44-(0)117-922-5838
Sponsors Japan side Japan Economic Foundation UK side Asia-Pacific Technology Network

Topics1st Day"Opening Remarks"
Plenary Session1"Science and Technology Policy Issues"
Plenary Session2"Globalization of Research and Development"
Parallel Session(1) "Innovation, Clusters and Public Policy"
Parallel Session(2) "Creative Industries: Broadband and Enabling Technologies"
Parallel Session(3) "Marine Sciences, the Environment and Global Warming"

2nd DayParallel Session(4) "Research & Development in a Foreign Culture"
Parallel Session(5) "Exploiting Semiconductor Design and Intellectual Property"
Parallel Session(6) "The Future of Aerospace"
Parallel Session(7) "Biosecurity"
Parallel Session(8) "New and Emerging Wireless Technology"
Parallel Session(9) "Materials: Lighter, Brighter, Smarter"
Parallel Session(10) "Energy and the Environment"
Parallel Session(11) "Bioinformatics"
Plenary Session3 "Report-back from the Parallel Sessions"

"Closing Remarks"

ParticipantsList

2009. MARCH 2007. MARCH 2005. MAY 2004. JULY 2003. JULY

Participants(12th(Mon)-14th(Wed)July, 2004)

Japan side [36 participants]Public Sector (alphabetical order of sir names)

Mr Tomoaki Hiratsuka Assistant Chief, International Affairs Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Dr Kazuo Igarashi Research Coordinator, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Dr Kimihiro Ohta Collaboration Department, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Mr Koichi Sakuta Director of International Affairs Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Mr Keikou Terui Deputy Director-General for Industrial Science and Technology Policy
Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Mr Hiroshi Tsuchiya Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation
Mr. Hiroshi Tsukamoto President, JETRO

Industrial Sector (alphabetical order of sir names)

Dr Mutsuhiro Arinobu Corporate Vice President, Director, Corporate Research and Development, Toshiba Corporation
Dr Koichi Hiraoka Technical Associate Officer, Corporate Technology Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Dr Michinori Ichikawa Laboratory Head, Laboratory for Brain-Operative Device, Brain Science Institute (Wako Lab.), RIKEN
Dr Toru Kawata Senior Executive Technical Research fellow and Director of Kawata Laboratory, Sharp Corporation
Dr Yasuo Kozato Global Search Project, Leading-Edge Planning & Administration Center Leading-Edge Technology Development Headquarters, Canon Inc
Mr Tatsuro Masamura Associate Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Wireless Laboratories, NTT DoCoMo Inc
Dr Masaaki Takahashi Director & General Manager, Research and Development, Precision System Science Co Ltd
Dr Keiichi Torimitsu Director, Materials Science Laboratory, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Dr Toshitaka Tsuda Member of the Board, General Manager of Network Systems Laboratories Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. President, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Limited.
Dr Seiichi Watanabe Adviser, Sony Corporation
Participants based in UK (alphabetical order of sir names)
Mr. Mikio Abe Principal, MD Business Consultants
Mr. Dave Brauer Manager & Co-Founder, System Solution Division, Paltek Corporation
Mr. Chris Clifton Divisional Director for Engineering, Semiconductor, Development Centre, Semiconductor and Electronics, Solutions, Sony Business Europe
Mr. Chris Deering President, Sony Europe
Mr. Serge Foucher Executive Vice President, European Operations, Sony Europe
Mr. Makoto Kakebayashi Director General, JETRO London
Mr. Ron Kakimoto GM,European Operations,Panasonic Semiconductors
Mr. Junji Kamimura Executive Vice president Honda R&D Europe (UK) Ltd.
Dr. Riichi Kato Deputy Managing Director, Cambridge Research, Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Limited
Mr. Kazuaki Kawabata Deputy Managing Director, Telecommunications, Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Limited
Mr. John T. Kelly President, Kowa Research Europe Ltd.
M. Naohito Kimura First Secretary, Science & Technology, Embassy of Japan
Ms. Tomomi Kurata Chief Technology Officer, Toshiba of Europe Ltd.
Mr. Shoji Mano Deputy MD & GM, Fujitsu Labs Europe
Mr. Hiroshi Matsumura Minister (Commercial), Embassy of Japan
Mr. Saburo Takahashi Managing Director, Navix Europe
Mr. Atsushi Takata Director, Invest Japan, JETRO London
Mr. Akito TaniDeputy Director-General, JETRO London
Mr. Sunil Vadgama Deputy Manager, Mobile Radio Technology, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd.

UK side [ 95 participants]

Mr. Eric Albone Director, Clifton Scientific Trust
Prof. Jim Aiken Director of Centre for Observation of Air-Sea Interactions and Fluxes (CASIX), Plymouth Marine Laboratories
Mr. Peter Bacon Managing Director, Electronics Links Asia
Mr. Tim Bagshaw Head of Sector Development, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Mr. Richard Bailey Partner, Marks & Clarke
Mr. Rupert Baines Vice President of Marketing, picoChip Designs Ltd.
Mr. Ian Bartlett Engineering Director, Swindon Lab., Motorola
Dr. Keith Baughan Chairman, Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence
Prof. Mark Beach Centre for Communications Research, University of Bristol
Mr. Edward Bell Managing Director, Crown Bio Systems
Mr. Arnold Black Project Manager, C-Tech Innovations Ltd.
Mr. Martin Bloom Managing Director, Cambridge Accelerator Partners
Dr. Alistair Brown Vice President, International Business, Scientific Generics
Dr. David Brown Senior Principal, Arthur D. Little Ltd.
Mr. Tudor Brown Executive Vice President, ARM Holdings
Mr. Alan Bullion Deputy Editor, Fo Licht World Ethanol and Biofuels Report
Mr. Simon Carrington Managing Director, AEON Acoustics
Mr. Stephen Castle Director, TTRACC Limited
Mr. Richard Davies Managing Director, Nanotechnology Division, Oxford nanoScience Ltd.
Ms. Julie Deacon BioNano Director, Micro and Nano Technology Network(MNT)
Ms. Yoko Ebisawa Manager and Administrator, St. John White Associates
Dr. Muhammed Farmer Founder and Director, British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce, Ltd.
Mr. Chris Foley Development Manager, West of England Area Team, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Mr. Roger Gibb Site Manager, Emfab
Mr. Mike Gooch Inward Investment Director, South East of England Development Agency
Dr. Janita Good Partner, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert
Mr. Dave Gorshkov Executive Vice President, Sales, Axeon Ltd.
Mr. Paul Harris Programme Manager, Research and Technology, Military Aerospace, Rolls-Royce
Mr. Graham Harrison Sector Manager-Advanced Engineering, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Dr. Ian Harrison Deputy Director, Key Business Technologies Directorate, Department of Trade and Industry
Mr. Matthew Hatch Vice President, Advanced System Technology Group, STMicroelectronics (R&D) Limited
Dr. Tony Hayward Seminar Convenor, Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Mr. Stephen Hope International Technology and Research Relations Manager, Orange
Dr. Peter Horne CEO, 3C Research Ltd.
Prof. Jon Howes Managing Director, NEuW Ltd.
Mr. Neil Impiazzi Head of International Business Asia Pacific,South East of England Development Agency
Mr. Kirk Kashefi Associate, Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Prof. Terrence Knibb Chairman, Asia-Pacific Technology Network,Chief Scientist, BAE Systems
Ms. Helen Knight News Editor, The Engineer
Mr. Kenn Lamb CEO, Elixent Ltd.
Prof. Nick Lieven Head of Aerospace Engineering Department, Professor of Aerospace Dynamics, University of Bristol
Ms. Pauline Love-Cornwell Regional Development Manager, South West England, The IEE
Dr. Gerson Machado Managing Director, Machado Business Development
Mr. David Maddison Marine Sector Advisor, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Mr. Richard Male Innovation Adviser, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Dr. John Manley Head of Utility Computing Research, Hewlett-Packard's Strategic Research Laboratories
Dr. Des Mapps Head of Research in Information Storage Technology, Associate Dean, Research and Enterprise, Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth
Mr. Alan Marshall Chief Technology Officer, Elixent Ltd.
Prof. David May Computer Science Department, University of Bristol
Prof. Joe McGeehan Managing Director, Telecommunications Research Lab., University of Bristol
Ms. Christine Mitchell Senior Manager, Global Watch Service, Technology Partnering, Department of Trade and Industry
Mr. Mike Minchin Director R&D Strategy, Yamanouchi UK Ltd.
Mr. Yasuo Miyazawa Director, Elixent Ltd.
Mr. Peter Murphy Managing Director, ACTIVE Recycling Ltd.
Dr. Vishal Nayar Portfolio Manager of Electronics, QinetiQ
Prof. John Nicholls, Head of High Temperature Materials, School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science, Cranfield University
Ms. Catherine O'Keeffe Head, Conference Unit, Chatham House
Mr. Robin Ord-Smith First Secretary, Head of Technology Group, Commercial Department, British Embassy, Tokyo
Dr. David Parker Proprietor, the Parker Consultancy Ltd.
Prof. Ian Parmee Advanced Computation in Design and Decision-making, University of West England
Mr. Stephen Peacock Director of Enterprise and Innovation, South West Regional Development Agency
Dr. Charles Penn Director of Research & Development, Business Division, Health Protection Agency
Dr. Colin Picton Chief Executive Officer, Capsant Neurotechnologies
Dr. Paul Polakos Director of Wireless Technology Research, Lucent Technologies
Mr. Danny Ponce-Taylor MesoAmerica & Caribbean Projects Coordinator,Coral Cay Conservation Ltd.
Prof. S. Raghunathan Bombardier Aerospace- Royal Academy Chair, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Queens University of Belfast
Dr. Jeremy Ramsden Chair of Nanotechnology, Department of Advanced Materials, School of Industrial and Manufacturing, Science, Cranfield University, England
Ms. Lorie Randall Managing Director, DARP Environmental Ltd.
Mr. Stuart Randall Technical Director, DARP Environment Ltd.
Mr. Arthur Richardson Director, South West Manufacturing Advisory Services
Mr. David Richardson Director of Asia Pacific, Sector Development, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Mr. Frank Rozelaar Technical Director, QinetiQ
Dr. David Scott International Technology Promoter, Global Watch Service, Department of Trade and Industry, Japan
Mr. Michael Sharpe Managing Director, MS Consulting & Research Ltd.
Dr. Geoffrey Sheppard Managing Director, Roundcraft Ltd.
Mr. Michael J. Spencer Director, creative-arts.net
Mr. Kevin Stribley Technology Manager, Emfab
Prof. David C. Stuckey Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London
Mr. Bryan H. Sunderland Principal Quality in Colour Imaging
Mr. Quentin Tannock Business Development Manager, Cambridge University
Mr. Ramon Terrones Vice President, Strategic Growth & Industrial Operations, Airbus Japan K.K.
Ms. Christine Tovee SIGMA Graduate Scheme, BAE Systems
Mr. Louis Turner Chief Executive, Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Ms. Niranjana Unnikrishnan Graduate Law Student, Bristol University
Mr. Michael Upstone CEO, Alienideas Ltd.
Mr. Brendan Vickers Program Director, PERA
Mr. Ryan Walker Marine Science Co-ordinator, Coral Cay Conservation Ltd.
Mr. Phillip White International Technology Promoter, Electronics and Communications, Japan,Global Watch Service, Department of Trade and Industry
Mr. Wilfred St. John White Director, Asia Pacific Technology Network & Consultant, St. John White Associates
Mr. Dafydd Williams Sector Manager, ICT and Creative Industries, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Ms. Juliet Williams Chair South West of England Regional Development Agency
Ms. Emily Wilson Bio Approaches Programme Coordinator,Great Western Enterprise
Mr. Damien Whittard Sector Development Adviser, South West Regional Development Agency
Mr. Peter Woodland Managing Director, Alps Electric (UK) Ltd.
Ms. Ruth Wroe Managing Director, C-Tech Innovations Ltd.

15th(Tue)-17th(Wed)July, 2003

Date 15th(Tue)-17th(Wed)July, 2003
Venue Slaley Hall Hotel,
Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 OBY, U.K.
Tel +44-01434-673350 Fax +44-01434-673962
Sponsors Japan side Japan Economic Foundation UK side Asia-Pacific Technology Network

Topics1st Day"Opening Remarks"
"Welcome to the North East"
Plenary Session1"Science and Technology Policy Issues"
Plenary Session2"Energy and the Environment: Global Warming, Renewable
Energy"
Parallel Session(1) "Nanotechnology and Ultra-Precision"
Parallel Session(2) "Security: IT & E-Commerce"
Parallel Session(3) "Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital"
Parallel Session(4) "50 Years of DNA"

2nd DayPlenary Session3 "AGEING: Issues for Technology and Society"
Parallel Session(1) "New Business Models for Mobile Communications"
Parallel Session(2) "R&D Management Issues"
Parallel Session(3) "The Post Genomic Challenge"

"Closing Remarks"

ParticipantsList

2009. MARCH 2007. MARCH 2005. MAY 2004. JULY 2003. JULY

Participants(15th(Tue)-17th(Wed)July, 2003)

Japan side [53 participantsPublic Sector

Mr Yoshitaka Sakurada Parliamentary Secretary for Economy, Trade and Industry, METI
Mr Tomohiro Okada Secretary to the Parliamentary Secretary for Economy, Trade and Industry, METII
Mr Hiroshi Tateishi Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, International Affairs Office, METI
Mr Takashi Naruse Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, International Affairs Office, METI
Dr Kotoku Kurachi Director, Age Dimension Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Dr Masayuki Kamimoto Research Coordinator for Environmental and Energy Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Mr Noboru Hatakeyama Chairman and CEO, JEF
Mr Hiroshi Tsuchiya Executive Managing Director, JEF

Industrial Sector (alphabetical order of sir names)

Mr Eichi Abe Senior Vice President, General Manager, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Dr Mutsuhiro Arinobu Corporate Vice President, Director, Corporate Research & Development, Toshiba Corporation
Dr Kazuo Eda Director, Advanced Technology Research Laboratories & Nanotechnology Research Laboratory, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Dr Toru Kawata Senior Executive Technical Research Fellow and Director of KAWATA Laboratory, Sharp Corporation
Prof Yasuo Kozato Manager Theme Incubation Laboratory, Strategy Planning Division, Canon Research Center, Canon Inc.
Dr MasaakiTakahashi Director&General Manager, Research & Development,Precision System Science Co., Ltd.
Dr Toshitaka Tsuda Member of the Board, General Manager, Network Systems Laboratories, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Dr Seiichi Watanabe Executive Vice President, Executive Officer, President, Institute for Environmental Research, Strategy Platform, Sony Corporation

Participants based in UK (alphabetical order of sir names)

Mr Kazuhiro Doi Nissan Motor Co
Dr Lee Gould Assistant Director, Panasonic Mobile Communications Development Laboratory Mr Jerry Hardcastle Director, Project Management Office, Nissan Technical Centre Europe
Mr Tsutomu Hiraoka Consul General of Japan
Mr Seiji Hirasaki General Manager, AnGes Euro
Mr Atsuko Hosoya Accounting Officer, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Mr Makoto Kakebayashi Director General, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), London
Mr Yukio Kamatani Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe
Dr Masayuki Kamimoto National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Mr Junji Kamimura Executive Vice President, Honda R&D Europe (UK) Ltd
Prof Yauhisa Kanaguchi Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Mr John Kelly President, Kowa Research Group Europe Ltd
Mr Naohito Kimura First Secretary, Economic Section (Science and Technology), Embassy of Japan, London
Mr Eiji Kinoshita Senior Research Scientist, DuPont Teijin Films
Mr Masao Kumori Representative - Tokyo Office, One NorthEast
Ms Tomomi Kurata Chief Technology Officer, Toshiba of Europe
Mr Takayuki Makino Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Mr Shoji Mano Managing Director, Telecom R&D Centre, Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd
Mr Hiro Matsumura Commercial Minister, Japanese Embassy, London
Prof Joe McGeehan Dean of Engineering, Bristol University and Managing Director, Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe
Dr Michael Minchin Director R&D Strategy, Yamanouchi UK Ltd
Mr Kiyoshi Mori Director (Agriculture), Japan External Trade Organisation(JETRO), London
Mr Tomoo Otsuka General Manager, Matsushita Electric Works Ltd, Dusseldorf, Germany
Mr Robert Rigby Corporate Account Manager UK and Ireland, Japan Airlines
Mr Emmanuel Roubinowitz Head of Private Equity, Nomura International
Mr Takashi Saito Executive Vice President, Canon Europe Ltd
Dr Osamu Shiho Manager, Takeda Pharma (to be confirmed)
Ms Cristina Stoica Technical Development Department, Mitsui & Co Europe plc)
Mr Hideaki Sugiura Director, Machinery Division, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), London
Dr Takashi Tabira Director, National Institute for Longevity Science, Obu
Mr Goji Takahashi General Manager, Matsui & Co Europe
Mr Masaki Taneda General Manager, Teijin (to be confirmed)
Mr Akito Tani Deputy Director General, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), London
Mr Shinichiro Uda Director, Shinsei kenkyu kai (Institute for the Promotion of Policy Reform)
Mr Yukihiro Uehara Director, Technological Affairs, Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), London
Mr David Wall New Technology Development Manager, DuPont Teijin Films
Dr Koji Yano Researcher, Canon Inc

UK side 86 participantsLord Sainsbury of Turville Parliamentary Undersecretary for Science and Technology, DTI

Mr Andrew Ackroyd Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Mr Kevin Aisbitt Asia Pacific Inward Investment Manager, One North East
Mrs Susanne Alden Scientific Officer, Pharmaceutical Development Services Ltd
Dr Simon Armour Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, University of Bristol
Mr Peter Bacon Electronics Link Asia
Dr Andy Bateman Business Development Director, CENAMPS (Centre of Excellence Nanotechnology, Micro and Photonic Systems)
Mr Edward Bell Managing Director, Crown Biosystems
Dr Stephen Bentley ASB Associates Ltd
Ms Yintong Betser Chief Executive, ACTIVE
Mr Nigel Birch Head, Corporate International Group, EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Mr Martin Bloom Managing Director, Emblem Technology Partners
Dr Alistair Brown Divisional Sales and Marketing Manager, Scientific Generics ,Prof Victor Bulmer-Thomas Director, Royal Institute of International Affairs
Mr Mike Cairns Head of Science and Technology, TradePartners UK ,Sir Kenneth Calman Vice Chancellor, Durham University
Mr Brian Cane Development Section, The Welding Institute
Mr Allan Carmichael Manager, TTP
Dr Robert Coleman Chief Scientific Officer, Pharmagene Laboratories Ltd
Dr Brian Collins Associate Fellow, New Security Issues Programme (NSIP), Royal Institute of International Affairs and Professor of Information Systems, RMCS, Cranfield University
Dr Russell Cowburn Reader in the Department of Physics, Durham University
Dr Tony Cox Science and Technology Advisor
Dr Andrew Crookell Managing Director, SIRA Innovation
Ms Jill Dixon Acting Cheif Executive, Northumberland County Council
Dr Will Dracup Manager, Non Linear Dynamics
Mr Phil Eadon Marketing Director, County Durham Development Company ,Prof Jim Edwardson Director, Institute for the Health of the Elderly
Mr Doug Everard Chief Executive, New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC)
Dr Muhammad Farmer Director and Principal, British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce
Mr Chris French Technical Director, New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaREC)
Mr Shak Gohir Business and Programme Manager, CENAMPS
Mr Jonathan Gold Acting CEO, NorthSTAR
Dr Dieter Gollmann Microsoft Research UK
Dr Tony Hayward Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Dr David Hodgson PEMCoat Technology Manager, Ineos Chlor
Ms Kelly Hoggeth Marketing Executive, ONE NorthEast
Mr Brad Hoy CEO, Xcellsyz Ltd
Dr Graham Hughes Technical Director, Technomark Consulting
Prof Julian Hunt Professor of Climate Modelling, Honorary Professor of Mathematics, Department of Space and Climate Physics, University College, London
Mr Lakis Kaounides Director, MBA in Management of Technology, City University Business School Mr Nick Kemp Business Manager, Tyne & Wear Development Company
Dr Faiz Kermani Senior Business Development Executive, Chiltern International
Mr Herbert Kim Chief Executive Officer, Codeworks - Centre of Digital Excellence
Prof Tom Kirkwood Head of Gerontology, Newcastle University
Prof Terry Knibb Chairman, Asia-Pacific Technology Network, and Chief Scientist, BAESystems
Ms Helen Knight Reporter, The Engineer
Dr Eric Lewis Director, ELM Ltd
Prof Keith Lindsey Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Durham
Prof Stephen Little Senior Lecturer in Knowledge Management, Open University
Mr Meredith Lloyd-Evans Managing Partner, BioBridge Associates
Mr Steve Loach Office of Science and Technology
Ms Michelle Lowes Senior Executive - Asia Pacific, One NorthEast
Dr Gerson Machado Chief Executive Officer, CENAMPS (Centre of Excellence Nanotechnology, Micro and Photonic Systems)
Ms Helen Mason Conference Manager, Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Mr Chris Massey Conference Co-ordinator, Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Mr Stuart McGuire Senior Business Development Executive, Chiltern International
Dr John McManus Senior Commercial Development Officer, Inveresk Research
Prof Mervyn Miles Head of Scanning Probe Microscopy, University of Bristol
Prof Andrew Miller Chairman and CEO, IC-VEC Ltd
Mr Gerry Moran Head of Japan Team, Invest UK
Mr Peter Murphy Managing Director, Active Recycling
Dr David Parker Managing Director, The Parker Consultancy
Professor Simon Parker Director, Barclays Centre for Entrepreneurship, Durham Business School
Mr Chris Pywell Head of Strategy for Success, One NorthEast
Mr David Richardson Director, Asia-Pacific Inward Investment, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Mr Frank Rott Head, International Technology Service, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Prof Tim Ryan Managing Director, Epigem
Dr David Scott International Technology Promoter, Japan, PERA
Mrs Susan Searle Commercial Director, Imperial College Innovations
Dr Geoffrey Sheppard Managing Director, Roundcraft Ltd
Dr John Sime Director of Research Support, Imperial College, London University
Professor Ken Snowdon Director, Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Professor Iain Stewart Department of Computer Science, Durham University
Dr Paul Sugden Director, Pharmaceutical Development Services Ltd
Mr James Swift Senior Lecturer, Centre for Telecommunication Networks, School of Engineering, University of Durham
Mr Geoff Taylor Manager, International Technology Relations, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Mr Paul Taylor Inward Investment Manager, One NorthEast
Mr Louis Turner Chief Executive, Asia-Pacific Technology Network
Mr Anil Vaidya Export Promoter, TradePartners UK
Mr Yohan Vezinhet Sales Executive, Global Outsourcing Review
Mr Brendan Vickers Practice Leader, PERA
Prof. Keith Wesnes CEO, Cognitive Research
Mr Phillip White International Trade Promoter, PERA
Mr Jerel Whittingham Business Development Director, CENAMPS
Mr Dafydd Williams PCI Team Manager, Inward Investment, South West of England Regional Development Agency
Mr Corin Wilson Deputy Head of Science and Technology, TradePartners UK

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April, 2006

Date April, 2006
Venue Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
JiJi Press Bldg. 11F
5-15-8, Ginza Chuo-ku,
Tokyo, 104-0061 Japan
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
JiJi Press Bldg. 11F 5-15-8, Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0061 Japan
Tel.:81(country code)-3(area code)-5565-4824
Fax:81(country code)-3(area code)-5565-4828
e-mail:info@jef.or.jp
Participants List

Topics[Intellectual Collaboration Group to Promote Market-Oriented Economie]

1. In the spring of 1996, several scholars, former government officials, executives of banks and trading houses, and manufacturing company personnel formed a volunteer group in Japan. Calling itself the'Intellectual Collaboration Group to Promote Market-Oriented Economies,'this group pursues "'intellectual collaboration" with members of former socialist economies seeking to move toward market-oriented economies and away from the disarray of their current economic systems.It is expected that through the accumulated experience generated by this group, Japan's contribution to former socialist economies could cover a wider range of subject and become more sophisticated and effective in understanding the economic and social conditions of the respective economies.

2. We plan to conduct the following activities

  1. ORGANIZE SPECIALISTS IN THE FIELD OF OPEN MARKET ECONOMICS
    (Develop and use an advisor list.)
  2. EXCHANGE INFORMATION BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS WHICH IMPLEMENT"INTELLECTUAL COLLABORATION"
    (Create and use a database of various programs of "intellectual collaboration"and others.)
  3. EXCHANGE OPINIONS IN SPECIFIC AREAS WITH VISITING LEADERS FROM FORMER SOCIALIST COUNTRIES
  4. COOPERATE IN TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR FORMER SOCIALIST COUNTRIES
    (Upon request by organizations which implement this training, identify and introduce specialists in specific fields from our advisor list.)
  5. COOPERATE WITH FORMER SOCIALIST COUNTRIES IN CONDUCTING THEIR RESEARCH
    (Upon request by organizations which conduct research, identify and introduce specialists in specific fields from our advisor list.)
  6. CONDUCT RESEARCH AND MAKE PROPOSALS REGARDING THE TRANSITION TO MARKET-ORIENTED ECONOMIES
  7. EXCHANGE OPINIONS ON AN INTERNAITONAL LEVEL CONCERNING"INTELLECTUAL COLLABORATION"
  8. OTHER
    Sponsor regular meetings promoting member communication and enlightenment and others.

3. From the fields of academia, government service and industry, we have invited those holding a strong interest in "intellectual collaboration" and having experience in the mechanisms of free market economics.These individuals have abundant experience and have honed their expertise in their "primary occupation" such as university professors, government officials, executives of banks and trading houses, and manufacturing companies.

With a volunteer spirit, the members will engage in the activities described in section 2.

4. Our activities are part of Japan Economic Foundation.

Participants(April, 2006)

Ms. Masako Ayakawa Senior Economist, International Research Group Research Department
Mizuho Research Institute
Mr. Tetsuma Fujikawa Senior Advisor
The Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
Mr. Norio Gomi Professor
Graduate School of Business, Rikkyo University
Mr. Hiromich Kato Advisor
Tanaka Hydraulic Machinery Works Co., Ltd
Mr. Kyoji Kimura Director, International Department
Japan Productivity Center for Socio-Economic Development
Mr. Hirohisa Kohama Professor of Economics, Faculty of International Relations
University of Shizuoka
Mr. Akira Machida Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Mr. Tsuneaki Sato Professor Emeritus of Economics
Yokohama City University
Mr. Hisaya Shirai President
The Research Center for the Japan-Russo Historical Relations
Mr. Kauzmoto Suzuki Excecutive Director
Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation
Mr. Hirohiko Sekiya Senior Research Advisor, International Bureau
The Japan Economic Research Institute
Mr. Tetsuji Tanaka Senior Advisor
Toshiba Corporation (Economic Advisor to the President of Kyrgyz Republic and National Bank of Kyrgyz in overseas, Visiting Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Mr. Hiroshi Tsuchiya Excecutive Managing Director
Japan Economic Foundation
Mr. Hiroshi Tsukamoto Executive Vice President
Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
Mr. Masatake Wada Professor
Department of Economics Teikyo University
Mr. Noriyuki Yonemura Senior Vice President
Fuji Xerox

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Research Activities

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In order to realize these goals, JEF conducts research activities on economic trends in Western and Asian countries, measures to protect intellectual property,and the economic policies of major countries, and communicates the results to the related industries and policy authorities.

2017年7月30日

Page: Global Risk Symposium 2017

Theme Prospects of Increasing Geopolitical Risks and Its Solutions
- How To Live in an Era of New Normal -
Date 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Venue Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
Co-host Japan Economic Foundation

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Speaker BiographiesSpeaker Biographies

Presentation MaterialsDr. Keiichiro Komatsu
Prof. Matthew Goodwin
Prof. Ramiarison Herinjatovo Aimé
Dr. Dong Yong-seung (in Korean)

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3rd JEF-DGAP International Symposium

[more]Past Forum

Theme Charting Choppy Seas: The World Economy and the Future of Growth and Trade
Date 10:15am - 6:00pm, Thursday, 18 May 2017
Venue DGAP at Rauchstraße 17-18, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Co-host German Council on Foreign Relation
(Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.; DGAP)
Japan Economic Foundation

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ParticipantsParticipants

BiographiesSpeaker Biographies

SummarySummary in English

Presentation MaterialsProf. Mitsuhiro Fukao
Dr. Sota Kato
Mr. Tetsuro Fukunaga
Mr. Toshiyuki Shiga

Questionnaire ResultQuestionnaire Result

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