Here and ThereA list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.
WASEDA USA New York Lecture Series
Japan, China and the US in Asia-Pacific Integration:
Same Dreams, Different Beds?
This seminar aims to explore the world’s three biggest economies’ interest in and approaches to Asia-Pacific integration while illustrating the reasoning behind the emergence of multiple regional frameworks for integration such as Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), ASEAN plus Three (APT) and a China-Japan-Korea FTA. ※Lecture delivered in English.
Lecturer：Dr. Takashi Terada, Professor, Doshisha University
Sponsored By: WASEDA USA
Date：Monday, March 3rd 2014
18:00 Opening Remarks: Dr. Michael Mooney
(University Professor of Waseda University, Special Advisor to the President)
18:05 Lecture (90 min.) & Q & A Session (25 min)
20:00 Reception (Refreshments included)
21:00 Closing Remarks
Venue: Nippon Club Rose Room (2F)
145 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
Number of Attendance：60 (Admission Free and Open to Public)
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The 6th Japan Securities Summit in New York on March 6Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) will co-host the 6th Japan Securities Summit which will take place at SIFMA Conference Center in New York on March 6, 2014. Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa of Japanese Ministry of Finance, Mr. Atsushi Saito of Japan Exchange Group and other top representatives from the Japanese and US securities industries, government authorities, and academia will discuss the Japanese economy's outlook from international perspectives, the impact of global regulatory reform and structural changes, and the opportunities presented in this evolving market.
Venue: SIFMA Conference Center (120 Broadway, New York)
To participate in the event, registration is required through the SIFMA website at http://www.sifma.org/events/2014/japan_securities_summit_2014/media/
Welcome & Opening Remarks 1:30 － 1:45pm
Keynote Presentation and Q&A 1:45 － 2:25pm
"Abenomics" and the Japanese Economy
Mitsuhiro Furusawa (Keynote speaker), Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Alicia Ogawa, Director, the Program on Alternative Investments, Associate Director for Program Development Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
This initial session will address the key questions regarding economic and fiscal challenges facing Japan addressing the following key questions: How has the last one year of “Abenomics” changed the Japanese economy, and where is it heading for? How does the Japanese government plan to attain fiscal consolidation over the medium-term? What are the challenges in financial market including the JGB market and in encouragement to investment?
Panel Discussion 1 2:25 － 3:40pm
Japanese economy: Is Japan back?
Robert Feldman (Moderator), Managing Director, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
Gillian Tett, Markets and Finance Commentator and Assistant Editor, Financial Times
Paul Sheard, Executive Managing Director, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Masataka Maeda, Senior Staff Writer The Nikkei Veritas Department, Editorial Bureau, NIKKEI INC.
The first panel discusses the conditions and key macroeconomic and structural policies for, as well as examines possible constraints to, Japan’s long-term growth. Reversing the “lost two decades”, the Japanese economy is on track to revive under bold monetary and flexible fiscal policies. The financial system has gained considerable resilience in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. This said, putting the economy onto a path of higher sustained growth requires further efforts to steadily implement structural reforms under the growth strategy. What policies are needed to allow Japan to fully exert its potential?
Coffee Break 3:40 － 4:00pm
Panel Discussion 2 4:00 － 5:30pm
The Japanese capital market: enhancements and future prospects
Atsushi Saito (Lead speaker), Group CEO, Japan Exchange Group
Paul Hunter (Moderator), Secretary General, International Bankers Association of Japan
Hal Scott, Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School
Jonathan Kindred, President & CEO, Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co. Ltd
Toshio Oya, Assistant Commissioner for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency of Japan
The second panel will discuss the role of the capital market in supporting growth in the real economy. The creation of the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) has generated important synergies and efficiency in the Japanese capital market’s infrastructure and also brought about new product developments and enhancement in market qualities. There have also been a number of measures and efforts to improve corporate governance with the aim of enhancing market integrity. What will be the impact of these measures; what other challenges do capital markets in Japan face in a changing global environment; and what are the prospects for the future success of the Japanese corporations and capital market?
Reception 5:30 － 7:00pm
Fukushima Three Years Later: STAYING BEHIND, MOVING FORWARD
Sunday, 9 March, 2-5pm
Milbank Chapel, Teacher’s College, Columbia University
The Consortium for Japan Relief presents a public symposium on the current state of Fukushima and the ordinary, everyday lives of those who live there, and why people, whether from Fukushima, from Japan, or from the United States, choose to live in Fukushima amidst concerns about the economy, infrastructure, and radiation contamination. The program features six speakers, including two short film screenings by Jake Price and Emily Taguchi.
For more information, please go to http://nyjapan311.org/2014symposium/. The symposium is free, but registration is required: http://nyjapan311.org/2014registration/.
UN Commission on the Status of Women 58 NGO Parallel event“Sustainable women's challenge for Japanese culture with performance of Japanese songs by Japanese opera singers”
March 15, 2014 Start: 2:30pm
Location: Boss Room (Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY)
Admission: FREE (Seats are available first come first serve basis)
Ryoko Takei, Sop Vo. & Presentation
Masako Abe, Sop Vo.
Yoko Yamashita, Dance
Takeshi Tanaka, Pf
The Japanese Government’s “Cool Japan” Hotline
“Cool Japan” refers to Japanese products, media and culture that non-Japanese people feel are interesting and distinct to Japan. The Japanese Government wishes to learn what is cool to non-Japanese and work on disseminating these things further in order to deepen cultural exchange. The Cabinet Secretariat welcomes your opinions on what things are ‘cool’ from the viewpoint of non-Japanese people but unnoticed by Japanese, proposals on how to disseminate “Cool Japan”, and any other proposals to the Japanese Government that may be helpful for the “Cool Japan” strategy. Please note that the Secretariat will not specifically reply to each opinion or proposal received. We appreciate your cooperation.
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