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An Agenda for Japan and the United States

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October 23-25, 2009 • Armonk, New York

2009 Symposium slideshow

The twelfth annual Japan-U.S. Symposium was held in Armonk, New York October 23-25, 2009. Sessions discussed the future of banking and securities regulation, the role of central banks in crisis management and resolution, and lessons from Japan for how the U.S. should respond to the financial crisis. While recognizing that financial conditions had improved since the previous Symposium, participants voiced concerns about whether current U.S. financial and economic policy proposals adequately incorporated the lessons of either the current crisis or of Japan’s earlier financial challenges. Several aspects of Japan’s regulatory system, including systemic risk regulation, were held up as potential models for the U.S., although there was considerable skepticism about the ability of the U.S. political system to create a rational financial regulatory system. Among the most pressing questions for participants were the issues of how the banking and securities industries should ...more...

•  The Future of Banking and Securities Regulation
•  Crisis Management and Resolution: What is the Role of the Central Bank
•  How Should the U.S. Respond to the Financial Crisis: Lessons from Japan

Keynote Speakers
•  Shigesuke Kashiwagi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nomura Holding America, Inc
•  Takafumi Sato, Former Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan
•  Rintaro Tamaki, Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
•  Neal S. Wolin, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Symposium Materials
Final Plenary Presentation
Final Report

We offer our gracious thanks to the 2009 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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