Japan

 

2018

Japan - US Symposia

October 19-21, 2018 • Washington, DC

Mayflower Hotel

 

The 2018 symposia will be 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

PIFS Symposia are invitation-only. To request an invitation to the upcoming symposium please contact wvasey@pifsinternational.org

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