Regional Cooperation and the Economic Outlook for Asia

March 9, 2001
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Corporate Program past event

Corporate Luncheon
12 -2 pm

Haruhiko Kuroda, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance

Japan’s top financial diplomat Haruhiko Kuroda discusses what G7 countries can do to create economic stability and sustainable growth in Asia, including initiatives by Japan to internationalize the yen and strengthen monetary and economic cooperation in the region. On the domestic front, he explores what needs to be done to reinvigorate Japan’s economy, while at the same time improve its fiscal position.

Mr. Kuroda formally took over from Eisuke Sakakibara as Vice Minister on July 19, 1999. Before that, he served as Director-General of both the International Bureau (1998-1999) and the International Finance Bureau (1997-1998). He joined the Ministry of Finance in 1967, and has spent most of his professional career in the International Finance and Tax bureaus of the Ministry. Mr. Kuroda has an M. Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford, England and a BA in Law from the University of Tokyo.

Alan S. Blinder
, Professor of Economics, Princeton University; Vice Chairman of The G7 Group; and Partner, Promontory Financial Group.

Tickets for lunch and lecture: $55, Japan Society and FPA members $45.

Lecture only: $15, Japan Society and FPA members $10.


  • Friday, March 9, 2001
  • 12:00 pm