8:30 – 11 am
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Sponsored by The Financial Times
“A fascinating read…”
International Herald Tribune on Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from Its Trillion-Dollar Meltdown
Gillian Tett, Correspondent, The Financial Times
Lionel Barber, U.S. Managing Editor, The Financial Times
Anyone familiar with Japan’s banking sector debacle will instantly recognize the name Shinsei Bank. Gillian Tett, former Tokyo bureau chief for The Financial Times, covered the turbulent Long-Term Credit Bank sale and transformation into Shinsei. The process, carried out by Wall Street buyout company Ripplewood Holdings, took on the Japanese banking establishment and popular opinion to create a viable Western-style operation. Featuring a host of familiar figures, including David Rockefeller, Paul Volcker, Larry Summers, Vernon Jordan and former Citibank head John Reed, Saving the Sun tells the absorbing story of Japanese capitalism at its crossroads. Join us for the launch of this timely book.
Followed by a booksigning. A limited number of complimentary books will be available.
Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Asia Society members pay the discounted corporate member rate of $20. Nonmember admission: $35. Academic rate is also available.
- September 12, 2003
- 8:30 am