An Agenda for Japan and the
United States 2016

October 28 – 30, 2016 • Karuizawa, Japan


  • Are we heading for another financial meltdown? – from Europe, from emerging markets, from China?
  • Effects, limits and consequences of monetary policy actions in the US and Japan
  • The implications of US Presidential election outcome for US-Japan relations

Keynote Speakers 

  • Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance

  • Takeshi Kunibe, President and CEO, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

  • Nobuchika Mori, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Government of Japan

  • Nathan Sheets, Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Symposium Materials

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