Friday, 12 July, 2013
|Date||Friday, 12 July, 2013
|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"
Mr. Pierre-Antoine GAILLY, Chairman of the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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?
Mr. Christian SAUTTER, Former Finance Minister
Prof. Takatoshi ITO, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, and Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
"Abenomics: Episode II"
Mr. Satoshi IMAI, President, Nomura Bank France
"The impact of Abenomics on Japanese household financial assets"
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?
Mr. Naoyuki HARAOKA, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Mr. Michitaka NAKATOMI, Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
"The Era of mega FTAs - Challenges and global governance"
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"
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"
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"
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?
Mr. Nicolas TENZER, Member of the Managing Board of Aspen Institute France, and President of the Initiative for the Development of French Expertise
Mr. Jun ARIMA, Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), London
"Shale gas revolution & Japan's energy & climate challenges"
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"
Mrs. Martine BIZOUARD-HAYAT, Co-chairman of the Managing Board of Aspen Institute France