U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) Symposium

November 25, 2015


Type Lecture
Intended for General public / Enrolled students / Companies / University students
Date(s) December 9, 2015
Location Hongo Area Campus
Venue Yasuda Auditorium, The University of Tokyo (Campus Map)
Entrance Fee No charge
Registration Method Advance registration required
Contact U.S.-Japan Research Institute, Japan Office

         U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) Symposium
“Building a New 'Economic and Financial Order' in the Asia-Pacific Region”

The international economic framework in the Asia-Pacific region is currently
undergoing a dramatic change, as demonstrated by the establishment of the
Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the broad agreement reached
at the ministerial meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade

Against such a background, this symposium will be held as follows to discuss
what kind of role Japan and the U.S. can cooperatively play considering the
changing international economic system in the Asia-Pacific region.

◆Theme: Building a New 'Economic and Financial Order' in the Asia-Pacific Region

◆Date & Time: December 9, 2015 (Wed) 13:30-17:00 (registration starts at 12:45)

◆Venue: Yasuda Auditorium, The University of Tokyo

◆Admission: free

◆To apply, please complete the application form at the URL listed below.

12:45-13:30     Doors open & registration
                MC: Miki Sugimura
                 (Vice Chair, USJI / Vice President, Sophia University)
13:30           Opening Remarks
                -Ken Furuya
                 (Chair, USJI / Executive Vice President, The University of Tokyo)
13:35-14:35     Keynote Speeches
                -Akira Amari
                 (Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization of Japan)
                -Wendy Cutler
                 (Former Acting Deputy, USTR / Vice President and Managing Director
                  of the Washington D.C., The Asia Society Policy Institute)

[14:35-14:45    Break]

14:45-16:55     Panel Discussion and Q&A Session:
                -Fumiaki Kubo
                 (Director, USJI / Professor, The University of Tokyo)
                -Ichiro Fujisaki
                 (Former Ambassador of Japan to the U.S.
                  / Chairman, Sophia Institute for International Relations)
                -Glen S. Fukushima
                 (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress)
                -Mireya Solis
                 (Senior Fellow and Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies,
                  Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies)
                -Shujiro Urata
                 (Professor, Waseda University)
                -Naoto Jinji
                 (Professor, Kyoto University)
                -Takashi Terada
                 (Operating Advisor, USJI / Professor, Doshisha University)
                -Yorizumi Watanabe
16:55           Closing Remarks
                -Katsuichi Uchida
                 (President, USJI / Assistant to the President for Global
                  Affairs, Waseda University)

◆ Notes:
・Speakers and the time schedule are subject to change without prior notice.
・The event will be video recorded and subsequently published online on the USJI
・Simultaneous interpretation will be available for both Japanese and English.
・Registered personal information will not be used for purposes other than for
  the activities of USJI.

◆Organized by U.S.-Japan Research Institute

◆Held in cooperation with The Yomiuri Shimbun

Poster: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) Symposium

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