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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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SummarySummary

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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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.

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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  
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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)
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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)

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
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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

2017年8月16日

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

Agenda

ParticipantsFriday, June 3, 2016List

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, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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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(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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4.Participants(Monday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5, 2006)

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

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4.Participants(Thursday, July 6 - Monday, July 10, 2006)

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  

ParticipantsMonday, September 19 - Wednesday, September 21, 2005List

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4.Participants(Monday, September 19 - Wednesday, September 21, 2005)

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.

ParticipantsMay 26, 2004List

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4.Participants(May 26, 2004)

(In alphabetical order by last name)

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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