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An Agenda for Japan and the United States

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October 24-26, 2008 • Hakone, Japan

The eleventh annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held in Hakone, Japan. Sessions discussed the lessons of the Japanese financial crisis for the United States, reevaluated lessons for Japan and the world from global financial market centers, and considered how to manage the integration of sovereign wealth funds into the global system. Participants expressed deep concerns over the recent worsening of the global financial crisis and spent much of the Symposium discussing how the crisis should most effectively be addressed by financial and macroeconomic authorities. In the first session, participants discussed similarities and differences between the current U.S.-based financial crisis and that of Japan in the 1990s and early 2000s. Discussions ranged from ...more...

•  The U.S. Credit Crisis and Japan's Banking Crisis: What's the Same, What's Different, and How Can Japan's Experience
    Help in Resolving the U.S. Crisis?
•  Perspectives and Lessons Learned from Global Financial Centers: Re-evaluating Capital Markets Policy, Legislation,
    and Regulation
•  Sovereign Wealth Funds: Should We Have Them and How Should We Live With Them?

Keynote Speakers
•  Robert Dohner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of the Treasury
•  Sir Deryck Maughan, Managing Director and Chairman of Asia, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Asia
•  Takehiko Nakao, Senior Deputy Director, General of International Bureau, Ministry of Finance (on behalf of Naoyuki
    Shinohara Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance)
•  Atsushi Saito, Chief Executive Officer, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.
•  Takafumi Sato, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan

Symposium Materials
Final Plenary Presentation
Final Report

We offer our gracious thanks to the 2008 Japan-U.S. Symposium sponsors for their generous support of this year's event. Please click here to view our sponsoring organizations.

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