Mr. Toyoo Gyohten, President at the Institute for International Monetary Affairs and Senior Advisor of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd, will discuss his thoughts on what Japan can do to stimulate its economy. Can Japan continue to rely on an export-driven economy? Can the Japanese government continue to finance its debt once Japan’s retirees start drawing down their savings? Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion with one of Japan’s leading financial minds.
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Takeo Hoshi, professor of finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
About Mr. Toyoo Gyohten:
After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Toyoo Gyohten joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1955. Before he was appointed to Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in 1986, he occupied various senior positions including Director-General of International Finance Bureau at the Ministry of Finance and also served for the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank. After his retirement in 1989 he was a visiting professor at Harvard University, Princeton University and the University of St. Gallen. In 1992 he became Chairman of the Bank of Tokyo, Ltd. (currently the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.). Since 1995, he has been President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs and concurrently serves as Senior Advisor to the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Mr. Gyohten also chaired the Working Party III for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (1988-90) and the Institute of International Finance (1994-97). He was appointed to a special advisor to Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi in 1998 and later was an advisor to the Cabinet Secretariat (special envoy to the Prime Minister). He now serves as Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance.
6:00-7:30: Presentation / Audience Q&A
7:30-8:00: Reception with light refreshments / Networking
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The Japan Society kindly thanks Union Bank for their generous support for this program.
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