Japan-Europe Forum

Thursday, 7 July 2016

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

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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)

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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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Tuesday, June 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, 12 July, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moderator:
Mr. Christian SAUTTER, Former Finance Minister

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

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

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

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

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

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

Japanese Speakers:
Mr. Michitaka NAKATOMI, Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
"The Era of mega FTAs - Challenges and global governance"
Presentation
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Mr. Tomohiro KANEKO, Principal Director, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
"The emergence of a global value chain and Japan's trade policy"
Presentation
Presentation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, March 22, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, November 30, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Q & A
Coffee Break

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Date Thursday, February 16, 2012
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Venue German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
Rauchstraße 17/18, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Topics"How Japan and Germany Cooperate in Major World Issues?"
JEF-DGAP International Symposium

OFFICIAL WELCOME
Amb. Paul Freiherr von Maltzahn, Executive Vice President, DGAP
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, JEF; Former Chairman and CEO, JETRO; Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, MITI (METI as of now)

SESSION 1: THE FTA BETWEEN THE EU AND JAPAN: BENEFITS AND RISKSSpeakers:
Yorizumi Watanabe, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Presentation

Hubert Knirsch, Head of Division, International Economic and Financial Policy, Federal Foreign Office (AA)

Friedolin Strack, Head of Asia and Africa Department, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Moderator:
Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director of JEF

LUNCH
Key-note Speaker: Amb. Andreas von Stechow

SESSION 2: THE NUCLEAR INCIDENT IN FUKUSHIMA: CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ENERGY MIX IN GERMANY AND JAPANSpeakers:
Nobuo Tanaka, Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan; Former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Presentation

Prof. Dr. Diethard Mager, Director for Fundamental Energy Questions; Energy Research; Renewable Energies; Coal, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)

Dr. Eberhard von Rottenburg, Senior Manager and Energy Expert in the Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider, Director of the Research Institute, DGAP

SESSION 3: HOW JAPAN AND GERMANY CAN COOPERATE TO BUILD UP A COMMON FRAMEWORK TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE?Speakers:
Amb. Mutsuyoshi Nishimura, Visiting Fellow at Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA); Former Special Advisor to the Cabinet, in charge of Climate change; Former Ambassador in charge of for Global Environment and Chief Climate Negotiator in Japan; Former Ambassador to OECD and to Mexico
Paper
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Dr. Karsten Sach, Director for International Climate
Cooperation, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature
Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

Daniel Klingenfeld, MPP, M.Sc., WBGU Research Analyst, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Presentation

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Eberhard Sandschneider

CLOSING CEREMONY
Amb. Paul Freiherr von Maltzahn
Noboru Hatakeyama

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Friday, December 10,2010

Date Friday, December 10,2010
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Venue French Economic, Social and Environmental Council
9, place d'Iena, 75775 Paris cedex 16, France
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Institut Aspen France (ASPEN)

Topics"Is the world economy's recovery sustainable? A viewpoint from Europe and Japan"

Welcome address by Institut Aspen France and JEF
Institut Aspen France: Mr. Frank Bancel, Member of the Managing Board, Institut Aspen France, and Professor, ESCP Europe business School

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

Session 1: How do Japan and Europe stand in the world economy's tentative recovery?In the short run: crisis exit strategies
Moderator: Ms. Sayuri Shirai, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Thierry Moulonguet, Senior Advisor to the President of Renault Nissan Alliance;
Mr. Philippe Waechter, Head of economic research, Natixis Asset Management
Japan: Mr. Akinari Horii, Special Adviser to the President, Canon Institute for Global Studies

In the longer run: is capitalism changing in nature?
- Capitalism regulation (including financial regulation), government intervention, nationalization, business competition
- Future direction of capitalism
Moderator: Mr. Franck Bancel, Member of the Managing Board, Institut Aspen France, and professor, ESCP Europe Business School
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Satoshi Imai, Chairman of the Board, Banque Nomura;
Mr. Jacques Gravereau, President of HEC Eurasia Institute,
Japan: Mr. Naohiro Yashiro, Professor, International Christian University

Working luncheon hosted by Institut Aspen France and Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Chaired by Mr. Jean-Pierre Jouyet, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Institut Aspen France and Chairman of the French securities regulator

Session 2: Europe-Japan relations and positioning in a context of growing regional integration and global shiftsThe centripetal and centrifugal forces of the regional economic integration and their impact on Europe-Japan relations
- EU-Japan Economic integration agreement (EIA)
- Regional integration in time of crisis
- The latest Asia-Pacific free-trade agreements movements and their impact on Europe-Japan relations
Moderator: Mr. Kiichiro Fukasaku, Head of Division, Regional Desks, OECD Development Centre
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Jean-François Di Meglio, President of Asia Centre
Japan: Mr. Takashi Shimada, Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Global political governance of macropolicies in the medium run
- Macroeconomic policies
- The role of coordinating and supranational bodies: G20, UN, IMF, OECD...
- Europe-Japan cooperation for contributing to solving global challenges such as climate change
Moderator: Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation(JEF)
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Claude Meyer, Associate Professor, Sciences Po, and Senior Research Fellow, G.E.M. Sciences Po
Japan : Ms. Sayuri Shirai, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University;
Mr. Shinji Kowase, General Manager, Corporate Strategy & Research Department, Mitsubishi Corporation

Japan and Europe as mature economies in a changing world
- How can Europe and Japan build a new competitive edge based on innovation to enhance their growth potential?
- What can be said of consumer habits in Japan and Europe, not only as drivers for future market growth, but also as reflection of similar cultural patterns?
Moderator: Mr. Raphaël Hadas-Lebel, President of Pensions Advisory Council (Conseil d'orientation des retraites, Paris) and Vice-President of the Advisory Board of Institut Aspen France
Speakers (7 minutes each)
Europe: Mr. Jean-Pierre Duprieu, Member of the General Management of Air Liquide Group;
Mr. Mineaki Saito, Executive Vice President of Hermès International, in charge of Marketing
Japan : Mr. Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

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March 26, 2010

Overview

Date March 26, 2010
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Venue Imperial Hotel
1-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TEL: +81-(0)3-3504-1111
FAX: +81-(0)3-3581-9146
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation
Jiji Press Bldg., 11F, 5-15-8, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 Japan
TEL: +81-(0)3-5565-4824
FAX: +81-(0)3-5565-4828
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
10 St. James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE
TEL: +44-(0)20-7957-5700
FAX: +44-(0)20-7957-5710
Supported by
Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

TopicsJEF - Chatham House Symposium
Post-Crisis Analysis: How Japan and Europe Responded,
What Results to Expect

Programme (English version)
Programme (Japanese version)

Keynote addresses
Hideichi Okada, Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
Benoit Coeure, Deputy-Director General and Chief Economist of the Treasury and Economic Policy at the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment

Panel Discussion 1: Failure of economic growth models: varying responses and resultsPeter Bekx, Director, International Economic and Financial Affairs, DG ECFIN, European Commission

Panel Discussion 2: What does the future look like in the post-crisis world economy?Naohiro Yashiro, Professor, International Christian University

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SummaryKeynote address (English version)
Panel Discussion 1 (English version)
Panel Discussion 2 (English version)
Keynote address (Japanese version)
Panel Discussion 1 (Japanese version)
Panel Discussion 2 (Japanese version)
Chatham House Paper

Chairman's SpeechWelcome and Opening Remarks (English version)
Welcome and Opening Remarks (Japanese version)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Date Wednesday, March 4, 2009
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Venue London, United Kingdom
Joseph Gaggero Hall, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
Chatham House, 10 St. James's Square London SW1Y 4LE, UK
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

TopicsTopics
The Post-Crisis Landscape for International Financial Centres - Sink or Swim?
Session 1: Tokyo's competitiveness as an international financial centre
Session 2: Emerging centres: what is necessary to become a global financial centre?
Session 3: The senior centres: scenarios for the future
Session 4: Implications of the global economic crisis for international
financial centres
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SummaryChatham House Report - The Outlook for Tokyo

Chairman's SpeechOpening remarks by Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama (March 4, 2009 @ JEF-Chatham House Symopsium in London)

JEF-Chatham House Symposium

Dr. John Llewellyn, Member of Council, Chatham House, Dr. Paola Subacchi, Research Director, Chatham House, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure and honor to welcome all of you to the JEF-Chatham House Symposium "The Post-crisis Landscape for International Financial Centers-Sink or Swim?"

Just two years ago, Japan Economic Foundation and Chatham House co-organized the workshop focusing on the rise of China and India and Its impact on Japan, UK and world economy. In the same year JEF invited Dr. Robin Niblette the director of Chatham House to Japan and organized an international symposium in Tokyo, entitled "New age for Asia-Europe relations."

The relation between JEF and Chatham House started back in 1986 when Japan- UK High Technology Industry Forum was held for the first time. In these 20 or so years, JEF had been the constant organizer for Japan side. British side was represented by Chatham House at early stage and APTN (Asia-Pacific Technology Network) which spun out from Chatham House succeeded that role at later stage.

Now this time, we agreed to co-host this very important symposium focusing on the current financial turmoil and its implication to International Financial Centers.

Prior to this symposium, JEF and Chatham House jointly held research workshop in November last year in Tokyo aiming at exploring Tokyo' s competitiveness as an international financial center. We had a very interesting discussion on whether Tokyo can weather the storm.

Last December JEF held Japan-US Conference with an American law firm in Washington D.C. on Japan-US relationship; "New Challenges, New Opportunities for New Administration." Based on the discussion, we concluded a Joint Action Agenda which included issues on economy, trade and climate change.
We also dealt with the current financial crisis and argued that many of the current problems were foreseeable and there needed to be a full-scale efforts by officials and experts from the US, Japan and Europe to investigate the problems and make necessary corrections. In the light of this, we suggested that the establishment of a US-Japan-European Union Trilateral discussion forum would be beneficial, aiming at collaboration on how financial markets and corporate governance need to be improved.
In addition to this, our suggestions included following points:

-Supervising and regulating the derivatives market
-Regulating the nonbanks
-Correcting flaws in executive compensation for CEOs to take excessive risks with other people's money
-Reexamining the payments system for rating agencies
-Reexamining risk models

I hope that at this symposium we will discuss those issues in addition to the international financial center issues.

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. John Llewellyn, Dr. Paola Subacchi all distinguished speakers and the panelists and other participants for joining this symposium.

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

Thank you very much.

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Monday, March 31 - Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Date Monday, March 31 - Tuesday, April 1, 2008
euforum2008euforum2008
Venue Salle des Congrès, The Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE) La Maison de l' Entreprise Avenue principale, 1053 Les Berges du Lac, Tunis, Tunisia
Sponsors the Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT) the Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE)

TopicsJEF-ATCT-IACE Symposium
"Possibility of an FTA between the Arab Maghreb Union Countries and Japan"

Welcoming remarks by
Amor Jilani, Chairman and Director General, ATCT
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, JEF

Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Salah Hannachi, Former Ambassador to Japan

Session I: Relationships between Japan and the Arab Maghreb Union countries: stocktaking and opportunitiesModerator
Libya: Hafez Ibrahim, President, Libyan Business Council & Vice-President of Maghreb Business Council

Key points for discussion:
1. Trade
Speakers (7 minutes):
Japan: Saburo Yuzawa, Chief Advisor, Egyptian Export Promotion Center as JICA Expert
2. Foreign Direct Investment flows
Speakers (7 minutes):
Tunisia: Mohamed Hédi Lahoual, Professor, University of Tunis El Manar
3. Financial cooperation
Speakers (7 minutes):
Tunisia: Fayçal Lakhoua, Professor, University of Tunis El Manar

Q & A

Session II: Exchange of experiences EPA (Japan) / Association and Free Trade Agreements (AMU countries) Moderator
Japan: Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, JEF

Key points for discussion:
I. Japan's experience
1. South East Asia countries
2. Mexico
3. negotiations with GCC
4. FTA / EPA
Speakers (7 minutes):
Japan: Yukiko Fukagawa, Professor, Waseda University

II. AMU countries experience
1. Barcelona Process
2. Dialogue 5+5
3. Free Trade and Association Agreements between Europe and AMU countries: financial and economic instruments

Speaker (7 minutes):
AMU: Jamel Boujdaria, Department Head, Economic Affairs
Commentator (7 minutes)
Tunisia: Mohamed Hédi Lahoual, Professor, University of Tunis El Manar

Q & A

Session III: A FTA / EPA between the Arab Maghreb Union countries and Japan: Opportunities and challengesModerator
Tunisia: Salah Hannachi, Former Ambassador to Japan

Key points for discussion:
- Advantages
- Challenges
- Content / scope
- Approach
- Schedule
- Feasibility study

Speakers: (7 minutes each)
1. Japan: Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, JEF
2. Algeria: Sid Ali Abdellaoui, Consultant, Medibtikar
3. Libya: Hakim Nagah, Chairman, LIBO Consulting
4. Mauritania: Mohamed Lemine Ould Deidah, Chairman of the Board, Mauritania Airways
5. Japan: Norio Gomi, Special Guest Professor, Meiji University
6. Morocco: Moncef Kettani, Chairman, Union PME-PMI
7. Tunisia: Moez Belkhiria, Executive President, BSB TOYOTA

Q & A

Closing

ParticipantsList

SummarySummary (English)Summary (Japanese)

Chairman's SpeechOpening remarks by Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama (March 31, 2008 @JEF-ATCT-IACE Symposium in Tunis, Tunisia)

Opening remarks by Mr. Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

His Excellency Ambassador Salah Hannachi, Mr. Amor Jilani, Chairman and Director General of Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT), Mr. Chekib Nouira, President of Arab Institute of Business Managers (IACE), distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome all of you to the International Symposium, "Possibility of an FTA between the Arab Maghreb Union Countries and Japan" h, co-hosted by Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation(ATCT) and Arab Institute of Business Managers(IACE).

Japan has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Tunisia and Morocco in 2006 and with Libya in 2007. This has led Japan to recognize the deepening its relationship with these countries from the viewpoint of promoting Middle East and African policies.

Moreover, with their strong economic ties to the EU, these countries could be useful for Japanese enterprises as strongholds for investment that targets not only Arab and African markets but also for investment that targets the EU. Considering that Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco have free trade agreements (FTAs) with the EU, they are even significant to Japan.

Talking about Japan's FTA policy, Japan has, to date, signed bilateral FTAs with East Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In addition, Japan has also signed a Sub-Regional FTA with ASEAN. Japan has also concluded FTAs with Mexico and Chile, and is pursuing FTA negotiations with Switzerland and Australia.

But Japan has not concluded nor even negotiated FTAs with any of African countries yet although Past TICADs have included talks on various plans to facilitate the development of Africa through the promotion of investment and trade between Asia and Africa.

Under those circumstances, I strongly believe that it is worth discussing "the possibility of Japan-Arab Magfreb Union countries FTA" if we take it into account that Japan is currently in complementary relationships with those countries.

As a series of JEF's projects to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and other countries through activities aimed at promoting economic and technological exchange, JEF has organized the International Symposium in various cities in Asia, US and Europe mainly focusing on a region-wide or bilateral FTA.

Now, this time, we have chosen Tunis as the venue for the symposium, mainly because Tunisia is sort of FTA hub in this region.

I hope that this symposium will discuss those issues I mentioned above, including economic relationships, exchange of experiences EPA/FTA, Feasibility of an EPA/FTA between Japan and Arab Maghreb Union countries.

On this note, I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Amor Jilani, Mr. Chekib Nouira, all distinguished speakers and the panelists and you, the participants for making this symposium realized.

In particular, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my longtime friend, Mr. Salah Hannachi, former Ambassador to Japan for delivering the keynote speech immediately after my remarks. I sincerely feel grateful that he accepted our invitation.

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

Thank you very much.

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Friday, March 2, 2007

Date Friday, March 2, 2007
euforum2007euforum2007
Venue Chatham House
10 St James's Square, London SW1 Y 4LE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7314 2760
Fax: +44 (0)20 7957 5710
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs)
Participants List
Program Session 1: India and China: trade, investment and development strategies
Session 2: Looking ahead: are India's and China's current growth rates sustainable?
Session 3: The rise of China and India: impact and implications for Europe and Japan
Session 4: Panel Discussion
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Date Tuesday, April 5, 2005
euforum2005euforum2005
Venue Paris, France
Hotel Intercontinental Paris
3 rue de Castiglione 75001 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 77 11 11
Fax : +33 (0)1 44 77 14 60
Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Institut Aspen France
(With the Collaboration with JETRO Paris)
Participants List
Program Session I: Regional Integration Models in Europe and Japan: Comparative Approach and Exchanges of Experiences
Session II: Economic and Foreign Trade Prospects in Europe and Japan: An Overall and Sectorial Picture (Energy)
Session III: Competitiveness, Localization and De-localization Issues
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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November 16-18, 2001

Date November 16-18, 2001
Venue Hilton-Lyon Hotel
Cite Internationale de Lyon, 70, Quai Charles de Gaulle, 69006, Lyon, France
Tel: 33-4-78-17-50-50 / Fax: 33-4-78-17-52-52
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
Institut Aspen France
Participants List
Topics Session 1 EUROPE AND JAPAN : REVIEW OF THE SITUATION
Session 2 ECONOMIC GROWTH AND LONG-TERM OUTLOOK
Session 3 HOW CAN THE NECESSARY STRUCTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS BE SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED ?
Session 4 JAPAN AND EUROPE IN THE WORLDWIDE CONTEXT
Summary  
Chairman's Speech  

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