|Date||Thursday, 7 July 2016|
|Venue||Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris|
|Co-hosted||The Aspen Institute France|
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
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.
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.
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
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
|Date||Friday, 13 November, 2015|
|Venue||Henry Price Room, Chatham House|
|Sponsors||Japan Economic Foundation
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
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)