CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference

Japan as a Leading Power: Trade
and the FinTech Revolution

Monday, May 28, 2018
1:00 - 6:05 PM
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center
Tokyo, Japan


CJEB successfully hosted its annual Tokyo Conference, titled "Japan as a Leading Power: Trade and the FinTech Revolution" on Monday, May 28. 2018. Hugh Patrick, director of CJEB, opened up the conference with welcoming remarks. Wendy Cutler, vice president and managing director at the Washington D.C. office of the Asia Society Policy Institute, then gave her keynote speech, titled "Challenges and Opportunities in U.S.-Japan Trade Relations." Afterwards, the conference continued with its first panel, titled "Challenges for the International Trade System," where the panelists discussed their individual perspectives on trade as well as its short and long-term trades. In the second panel, titled "Is FinTech a Disruptive Innovation?", our panelists discussed the latest developments to FinTech and block chain technology. David E. Weinstein, director of research at CJEB, then concluded the conference with closing remarks.

Participants included:
Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute; Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
R.A. Farrokhnia, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia Business & Engineering Schools; Executive Director, Dean's Office, Columbia Business School
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School
Naoyuki Iwashita, Professor, Kyoto University School of Government
Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs,Columbia University

Shotaro Oshima, Chairman, Institute for International Economic Studies
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Masaaki Tanaka, Senior Global Advisor, PwC International
Shujiro Urata, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School; Former Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank
David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Noriyuki Yanagawa, Professor, University of Tokyo

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