October 19, 2017
International House of Japan, Odawara Japan
PIFS celebrated the 20th anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Symposium by hosting a 20th Anniversary Japan Gala in Tokyo, Japan. The event brought together financial leaders, academics, and senior government officials to mark the continued cooperation between American and Japanese financial officials, financiers, and academics, and their ongoing efforts to address bilateral and global financial issues.
The first U.S.-Japan Symposium was held in 1998 to address the then severe problems in the Japanese financial system. The symposium has also served to foster important relationships between the financial leaders of both countries. The U.S.-Japan symposium has involved such recognizable figures in international finance as Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of Bank of Japan, Wilbur Ross, U.S. Commerce Secretary, and Larry Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Harvard University.