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2019

Japan - US Symposia

October 4-6, 2019 • Odawara, Japan

The 2019 symposia was held in October in Odawara, Japan.

Topics
  • Implications of Trade Frictions for International Finance
  • Passive/Active Investment Strategies and Implications for Market Functioning and Corporate Governance
  • Promoting Cross-Border Lending for Economic Growth — Regulation and Stability
Keynote Speakers
  • Justin Muzinich, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury (via video)
  • Yoshiki Takeuchi, Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan
  • Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer, Managing Partner, Guggenheim Partners LLC
  • Hiroshi Nakaso, Chairman, Fin. City Tokyo / Chairman, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.
  • Makoto Takashima, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Robert Jackson, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Timothy Massad, Former Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Senior Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
2019 U.S. Japan Symposium Agenda
2019 U.S. Japan Symposium Concept Papers
2019 U.S. Japan Symposium Final Presentation
2019 U.S. Japan Symposium Final Report
2019 U.S. Japan Symposium Participant List
2019 U.S. Japan Symposium Presentations

October 19-21, 2018 • Washington, DC

Mayflower Hotel

 

The 2018 symposia was held in October in Washington, D.C at the Mayflower Hotel.

Topics
  • Trumponomics and Financial Deregulation: Impact on International Financial Institutions
  • The Persistence of Low Long-Term Interest Rates: Causes and Consequences
  • Financial Technology and Banks: Threats and Opportunities
Keynote Speakers
  • Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan
  • Geoffrey Okamoto, Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development, United States Department of Treasury
  • Gilbert B. Kaplan, Under Secretary, International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Kevin Hassett, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
  • Nobuhide Hayashi, Chairman, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • Scott Minerd, Chairman of Investments and Global CIO, Guggenheim
  • Masaaki Tanaka, President, Japan Investment Corporation
2018 Japan – US Symposium Final Report
2018 Japan – US Symposium Final Presentation
2018 Japan – US Symposium Agenda
2018 Japan – US Symposium Participant List
2018 Japan – US Symposium Concept Papers
2018 Japan – US Symposium Presentations

 

October 21 – 22, 2017 • Odawara, Japan

 

Topics
  • Surviving the Monetary Policy Exit & Possible Causes for the Next Financial Crisis
  • Where is Financial Regulation Headed? Deregulation, Fragmentation and the Demise of Basel Framework
  • What we Have Learned Since our First Symposium in Cape Cod of Summer 1998

 

Keynote Speakers 

  • Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance

  • Nobuyuki Hirano, President & Group CEO, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
  • David Malpass, Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury (via video)
2017 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2017 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 28 – 30, 2016 • Karuizawa, Japan

 

Topics

  • Are we heading for another financial meltdown? – from Europe, from emerging markets, from China?
  • Effects, limits and consequences of monetary policy actions in the US and Japan
  • The implications of US Presidential election outcome for US-Japan relations

 

Keynote Speakers 
  • Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance

  • Takeshi Kunibe, President and CEO, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

  • Nobuchika Mori, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan

  • Nathan Sheets, Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury

2016 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2016 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

November 5 – 7, 2015 • Cambridge, MA

The eighteenth annual Japan-U.S Symposium was held in Cambridge, MA from Thursday, November 5, through Saturday, November 7, 2015.

 

Topics
  • The end of large global banks?
  • Gauging the success of the three arrows
  • Rise of China: Implications for Japan, the US and the global financial markets.
  • Reform of GPIF’s Investment Strategy and Governance:  Implications for international capital markets

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
  • Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School
  • Shigesuke Kashiwagi, Chief Financial Officer, Nomura Holdings
  • Ron O’Hanley, President and Chief Executive Officer, State Street Global Advisors
2015 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2015 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 24 – 26, 2014 • Karuizawa, Japan

The seventeenth annual Japan-U.S Symposium was held at the Prince Hotel Karuizawa West in Karuizawa, Japan from Friday, October 24, through Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Topics
  • Post-Crisis Responses: Regulation, Sanctions and limits on Shadow Banking—the right approach?
  • FED tapering, BOJ QQE and Emerging Markets
  • International Financial Centers

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Nobuyuki Hirano, CEO of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Hiroshi Nakaso, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
  • Dan Ryan, Financial Services Advisory Practice Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Nathan Sheets, Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Tatsuo Yamasaki, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
2014 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2014 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 25 – 27, 2013 • Armonk, New York

The sixteenth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Sheraton Commander in Armonk, New York from Friday, October 25, through Sunday, October 27, 2013.

 

Topics
  • Deteriorating fiscal sustainability and consequences for the government bond markets and the financial system
  • Still too big to fail? – Where is SIFI regulation headed?
  • Will Abenomics and Fed’s quantitative easing policies deliver global economic growth?

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Vice Minister of Finance, International Affairs
  • Robert Dohner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Takashi Morimura, Deputy President & Group CEO, Global Banking, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
  • Vincent Reinhardt, Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley AEI • Zion Shohet, Executive Vice President, Financial Regulation Reform, Citi
  • Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador, Chief Negotiator for the TPP, Japan

 

2013 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2013 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 26 – 28, 2012 • Karuizawa, Japan

The fifteenth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Prince Hotel Karuizawa West in Karuizama, Japan from Friday, October 26, through Sunday, October 28, 2012.

 

Topics
  • Key Challenges for Post-Crisis Adjustment of the Financial System Including Banking, Insurance, and Securities Firms
  • Restoration of Fiscal SustainabilityImpact of the Euro-Crisis on International Finance

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Takehiko Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, MOF
  • Yasuhiro Sato, Chief Executive Officer, Mizuho Financial Group, Japan
  • Jeff Hayman, Chief Executive Officer, Global Consumer Insurance, Chartis
2012 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2012 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

November 4 – 6, 2011 • Cambridge, MA

The fourteenth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge, MA from Friday, November 4, through Sunday, November 6, 2011.

 

Topics
  • Public Debt Overhang and the Financial Sector
  • Micro-Prudential Measures for Systemic Stability – Basel III and GSIFI Regulations
  • Inflation or Deflation – Geological Risk, Geopolitical Risk and Macro-Policies

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Masatsugu Asakawa, Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs, Japan Ministry of Finance
  • Teisuke Kitayama, Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Richard Neiman, Vice Chairman, Global Financial Services Regulatory Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Ronald O’Hanley, President, Asset Management and Corporate Services, Fidelity Investments
2011 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2011 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 22 – 24, 2010 • Hakone, Japan

The thirteenth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at The Prince Hakone Hotel in Hakone, Japan from Friday, October 22, through Sunday, October 24, 2010.

Topics
  • New Banking Regulations and Their Implications for International Banking
  • Macroprudential Control and a New Regulatory Regime
  • Desirable Macroeconomic Policy Mix

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Takehiko Nakao, Director-General of the International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan
    (speech: EnglishJapanese)
  • Masayuki Oku, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Chairman,
    Japanese Bankers Association
  • Thierry Porté, Operating Partner, J.C. Flowers & Co., LLC
  • Atsushi Saito, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc. (speech)

 

2010 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2010 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 23 – 25, 2009 • Armonk, New York

The twelfth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Weill Conference Center in Armonk, New York from Friday, October 23, through Sunday, October 25, 2009.

 

Topics
  • The Future of Banking and Securities Regulation
  • Crisis Management and Resolution: What is the Role of the Central Bank
  • How Should the U.S. Respond to the Financial Crisis: Lessons from Japan
Keynote Speakers
  • Shigesuke Kashiwagi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nomura Holding America, Inc
  • Takafumi Sato, Former Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan
  • Rintaro Tamaki, Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Neal S. Wolin, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
2009 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2009 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 24 – 26, 2008 • Hakone, Japan

The eleventh annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Prince Hakone in Hakone, Japan from Friday, October 24, through Sunday, October 26, 2008.

 

Topics
  • The U.S. Credit Crisis and Japan’s Banking Crisis: What’s the Same, What’s Different, and How Can Japan’s Experience Help in Resolving the U.S. Crisis?
  • Perspectives and Lessons Learned from Global Financial Centers: Re-evaluating Capital Markets Policy, Legislation, and Regulation
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds: Should We Have Them and How Should We Live With Them?

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Robert Dohner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Sir Deryck Maughan, Managing Director and Chairman of Asia, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Asia
  • Takehiko Nakao, Senior Deputy Director, General of International Bureau, Ministry of Finance (on behalf of Naoyuki Shinohara Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance)
  • Atsushi Saito, Chief Executive Officer, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.
  • Takafumi Sato, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan

 

2008 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2008 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

September 14 – 16, 2007 • Cambridge, Massachusetts

The tenth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts from Friday, September 14, through Sunday, September 16, 2007.

 

Topics
  • The Competitiveness of Capital Markets in Japan and the U.S.
  • Financial Regulatory Enforcement Systems in Japan and the U.S.
  • Retrospective Views on 10 Years of the Symposium and of Financial Reform in Japan and the U.S.

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Naoyuki Shinohara, Vice Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance
  • Clay Lowery, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the United States Department of the Treasury
  • Junichi Ujiie, Chairman at Nomura Holdings, Inc.
  • Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University
2007 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2007 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 20 – 22, 2006 • Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The ninth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at Wentworth by the Sea in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from Friday, October 20, through Sunday, October 22, 2006.

Topics
  • How Can Tokyo and New York Ensure Their Competitive Positions in the Future as Global Financial Market Centers?
  • What Is the Impact of Japan’s Economic Resurgence on the U.S.-Japan Financial Relationship?
  • Monetary Policy After Greenspan and Quantitative Easing

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Hiroshi Watanabe, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Robert Dohner, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury, International Affairs
  • Yo Takeuchi, Senior Executive Director, Development Bank of Japan
  • Hideyuki Takahashi, President & CEO, Nomura Holding America Inc
  • Joseph L. Rice, Chairman, Clayton, Dubilier, & Rice

 

2006 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2006 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

September 30 – October 2, 2005 • Gotemba, Japan

The eighth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Keidanren Guesthouse in Gotemba from Friday, September 30, through Sunday, October 2, 2005.

 

Topics
  • Capitalism in Japan and the United States: The Purpose of Corporations and the Contestability of Corporate Control
  • Management and Regulation of Large Complex Financial Institutions
  • Reform of the Postal Savings and Insurance System in Japan and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the U.S.

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Hiroshi Watanabe, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Taizo Nishimuro, Chairman of the Board, Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc
  • Masamoto Yashiro, Chairman, Shinsei Bank, Limited
  • Wilbur L. Ross, CEO and Chairman, WL Ross & Co LLC
2005 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2005 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 22 – 24, 2004 • Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The seventh annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Wentworth-by-the-Sea in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from Friday, October 22, through Sunday, Sunday, October 24, 2004.

 

Topics
  • The Future Competitiveness of Japan in International Capital Markets
  • The Future Competitiveness of the U.S. in International Capital Markets
  • The Significance of China for U.S. and Japanese Financial Markets

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Hiroshi Watanabe, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Randal Quarles, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Timothy Geithner, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Ronald Logue, Chairman and CEO, State Street Bank
2004 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2004 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

October 3 – 5, 2003 • Gotemba, Japan

The fifth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Keidanren Guest House in Gotemba Japan from Friday, October 5, through Sunday, October 5, 2003..

 

Topics
  • Global Deflation, Interest Rates, and Exchange Rates
  • Corporate Governance Standards and Capital Markets
  • Industrial Revitalization in Japan: Mechanisms and Obstacles

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Haruhiko Kuroda, Special Advisor to the Cabinet
  • His Excellency Howard Baker, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan
  • Hiroshi Watanabe, Director General of the International Bureau, Ministry of Finance
  • John Taylor, Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury

 

2003 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2003 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

September 20 – 22, 2002 • Warrenton, Virginia

The fifth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia from Friday, September 20, through Sunday September 22, 2002.

 

Topics
  • Accounting Reforms and Auditor Independence
  • Information Flow to Capital Markets
  • Regulatory Reform in Japan
Keynote Speakers
  • Kenneth Dam, Deputy Secretary at the U.S Treasury
  • Hakuo Yanagisawa, Minister for Financial Services
  • R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
  • Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Vice Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Hauhiko Kuroda, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance

 

2002 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2002 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

December 7 – 9, 2001 • Gotemba, Japan

The fourth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Keidanren Guest House in Gotemba, Japan from Friday, December 7, through Sunday, December 9, 2001.

 

Topics
  • Financial Restructuring (Government, Banks, Debtors)
  • The Regulation of Capital Markets
  • Stock Exchange Competition

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Hakuo Yanagisawa, Cabinet Minister for Financial Services
  • Kenneth Dam, Deputy Security, United States Treasury
  • R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
  • Haruhiko Kuroda, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance

 

2001 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2001 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

September 15 – 17, 2000 • Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

The third annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the historic Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire from Friday, September 15, through Sunday, September 17, 2000.

 

Topics
  • Interdependence of Japanese and U.S. Financial Markets
  • Financing the New Economy in Japan and the U.S.
  • The Role of Official Multilateral Organizations

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Timothy Geithner, Under Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Treasury
  • Haruhiko Kuroda, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance

 

2000 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
2000 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

 

June 25 – 27, 1999 • Kyoto, Japan

The second annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Kyoto International Conference Hall in Kyoto, Japan from Friday, June 25, through Sunday, June 27, 1999.

Topics
  • Changing Conditions in the Global Financial System
  • Financing Retirement in Aging Societies: Japan and the U.S.
  • Globalism, Regionalism, Localism: Coexistence, Conflict, Convergence

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Eisuke Sakakibara, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • His Excellency Thomas Foley, Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan
1999 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report
1999 Japan – US Symposium Participant List

July 17 – 19, 1998 • Chatham, Massachusetts

The first annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held at the Wequassett Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod from Friday, July 17, through Sunday, July 19, 1998.

 

Topics
  • Japan’s Big Bang
  • The Asian Financial Crisis
  • International Financial Regulation

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Lawrence Summers, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Eisuke Sakakibara, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
1998 Japan – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report