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Invitation to the 2nd Japan-US Joint Public Policy Forum
“Looking Ahead: Japan-US Economic Partnership in the Post-Lehman World”
Co-sponsored by The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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Ten years into the 21st century, with the global situation becoming increasingly fluid, Japan and the United States must coordinate closely to improve their cooperation and tackle the myriad challenges the world faces today. Within this context, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, launched the Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum in 2009, aiming to provide a basis for cooperation between Japan and the United States to enhance discussion and cooperation on not only U.S.-Japan relations, but also global issues. Following our initial forum last year on Japan-U.S. partnership toward “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons,” our second forum will discuss Japan-U.S. economic partnership after the global financial crisis.
The world suffered a major blow after the so-called “Lehman Shock” in 2008. The relative decline of U.S. power and the rise of China have generated discussion to reassess the current dollar-based global economic/financial system and search for a new global economic/financial framework such as the G20. Where is the global economy headed? What is the ideal form of global governance in the economic realm? These are two of the many questions that demand further discussion, consensus-building, and coordination between Japan and the United States. This forum will address Japan-U.S. economic partnership, including the expected roles and issues that these countries will face in the coming years.
The 2nd Japan-US Joint Public Policy Forum
“Looking Ahead: Japan-US Economic Partnership in the Post-Lehman World”
Co-organized by The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
【Date & Time】
First Session :December 8th (Wed),2010 15:30-17:30 
Second Session:December 9th (Thu),2010 13:00-17:00
【Venue】
Conference Room "SUIHO",Hotel New Otani,Tokyo
4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8578
【Language】
English/Japanese, with simultaneous interpretation
【Admission & booking】
Admission is free. Booking is required on our website

<December 8th (Wed), 2010 15:30~17:30 First Session:Keynote Speeches>
15:30~15:40Opening Remarks
15:40~16:10Keynote Speech 1 “World Financial Crisis: Outbreak, Present and Future”
David Wessel, Economics Editor, Wall Street Journal
16:10~16:40Keynote Speech 2 "The Possibility of World Recession"
Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
16:40~17:25Q and A
Moderator:Keisuke Iida, Professor, the Graduate School for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo
17:25~17:30Closing Remarks

<Deceber 9th (Thu), 2010 13:00-17:00: Second Session:
Panel Discussions "The World After the Global Financial Crisis">
13:00~13:05Opening Remarks
13:05~14:50■Panel 1:"The Future of the Dollar-based Financial System, and the Post-Crisis role of the United States and Japan"
□Moderator:Yoshiko Kojo, Professor of International Relations, Department of Advanced Social and International Relations, the University of Tokyo
□Panelists
・Andrew Sorkin, Columnist and an assistant Editor of Business and Finance News, the New York Times
・Koichi Hori, Chairman and Representative Director, Dream Incubator, Inc.
・Paul Blustein, Non-resident fellow, Brookings Institution
・Masayuki Tadokoro, Professor of International Relations, Keio University
14:50~15:05Coffee Break
15:05~16:50■Panel 2 “The future of Global Governance and the U.S.-Japan relationship”
□Moderator:Keisuke Iida, Professor, the Graduate School for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo
□Panelists
・Osamu Tanaka, Special Researcher, the Japan-China Organization for Business, Academia & Government
Partnership
・Christopher McNally, Fellow, East West Center
・Motoshi Suzuki, Professor of Graduate School of Government, Kyoto University
・Kent Hughes, Director of the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE), Wilson Center
16:50-17:00Closing Remarks
Robert Hathaway, Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 
【Co-Orgnizers】
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
【MediaPartner】 
Wall Street Journal Japan
Note:
  • Please register by 17:00 on Monday, December 6th through this page.
    Please note that the venue has limited number of seats. If many register seats will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. Also, please be informed that the personal information provided at the time of registration will be used to announce seminars, and events organized or supported by our foundation.
Contact:
  • The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Project Division
    Aya Murata, Yumiko Nozaki, Kazuyo Kato,
    Tel: 03-6229-5441 Fax: 03-6229-5473
Invitation to the 2nd Japan-US Joint Public Policy Forum
“Looking Ahead: Japan-US Economic Partnership in the Post-Lehman World”
Co-sponsored by The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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