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On July 13, “AIIB and Japan’s Pathway Forward”
-A Panel Discussion with finance and China experts-
(Monday, July 13, 2015)


Please click here to see the minutes of this panel discussion

On July 13, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation will host an event to discuss how we should see the Articles of Agreement for AIIB and how Japan should react to it.

The Articles of Agreement for AIIB was signed on 29th June. In Japan, both in public and on the private level, heated debates have held as to whether Japan should join AIIB or not. Concerns over AIIB’s institutional transparency and China’s intentions have centered on the discussion. Should Japan refrain itself from joining the AIIB, or participate it to tackle those problems as an influential member?

Japan has not participated in the AIIB along with the United States, but now the content of the Articles of Agreement for AIIB has been revealed in public. The SPF hosts the panel discussion by inviting experts on finance and China to analyze the Agreement and to consider the possible Japanese policies. We very much welcome all of your attendance.
On July 13, “AIIB and Japan’s Pathway Forward”
-A Panel Discussion with finance and China experts-
Dates & Time
Monday, 13th July 15:30 ~17:00 (Lecture and Q&A)

2nd Floor Conference Room
The Nippon Zaidan Building 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo 107-8404, Japan(MAP
2nd Floor Conference Room *SPF has two office buildings. This panel discussion is going to be at the venue of the Nippon Foundation Building.

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
15:30-15:35 Welcome and Introduction:
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Panel Dicussion

Professor Takatoshi Ito
(Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, and Associate Director of
Research at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia University)
Professor Masahiro Kawai
(Project Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo)
Ms Yun Sun
(Senior Associate, The Stimson Center)
Dr Phillip Lipscy
(Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University)

Mr Yoichi Takita
(Nikkei Senior Staff Writer)

16:35-17:00 Q&A and Discussion
17:00 Closing
Simultaneous interpretation of both English and Japanese
Admission is free. Registration is required.
This event is oversubscribed and registration is closed.
Should you wish to participate, please register by Sunday, July 12.  
* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.
* Parking spaces are limited. Should you wish to bring a vehicle to the venue, please notify us in advance.


Risa Arai and Mayumi Kato
International Program Team
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Tel: 03-6229-5437