2015 U.S.-Japan Symposium Agenda

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Thursday, November 5
Friday, November 6
Saturday, November 7


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 [Back to top]


Sheraton Commander Hotel-16 Garden Street, Cambridge

6:00-6:30pm: COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Terrace Room, Sheraton

6:30-6:40 pm: GREETINGS
George Washington Room, Sheraton

  • Hal Scott, Nomura Professor and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School
  • Takashiro Furuhata, Executive Director, International House of Japan

6:45-7:45 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
George Washington Room, Sheraton

  • Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
  • Tara Rice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Financial Stability, U.S. Department of the Treasury

7:45-9:30pm: DINNER
George Washington Room, Sheraton


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 [Back to top]


HLS Campus- Wasserstein Hall- 1585 Massachusetts Ave.

7:15-8:00 am: BREAKFAST BUFFET
Milstein East AB – Wasserstein Hall

8:10-9:00 am: KEYNOTE PANEL
Milstein East AB – Wasserstein Hall

Economic Policy Issues in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

  • Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School
  • Hal Scott, Nomura Professor and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School

9:00-9:35 am: PANEL SESSION
Milstein East AB – Wasserstein Hall

The end of large global banks?
Panelists will introduce and discuss issues relevant to the topic.
Each panelist will make a 5-7 minute presentation, followed by a plenary discussion,
before all of the participants are broken into small working groups.

  • John Simonson, Principal, Financial Services Regulatory Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Haruyuki Toyama, Corporate Advisor, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

9:40-11:00am: SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
Wasserstein Hall, 3rd Floor

  • Group 1 (Wasserstein 3015)
    Facilitators: Arthur Mitchell, Akira Ariyoshi
    Reporter: Bill Grimes
  • Group 2 (Wasserstein 3012)
    Facilitators: Brian Kelly, Yasuhiro Harada
    Raporter: Alicia Ogawa
  • Group 3 (Wasserstein 3011)
    Facilitators: David Asher, Hiroyuki Kamano
    Reporter: Dino Kos
  • Group 4 (Wasserstein 3036)
    Facilitators: Doug Hymas, Shunichiro Kimpara
    Reporter: Hamilton Lin
  • Group 5 (Wasserstein 3008)
    Facilitators: Satoru Murase, Yoneo Sakai
    Reporter: Rich Mattione
  • Group 6 (Wasserstein 3007)
    Facilitators: Ed Rogers, Oki Matsumoto
    Reporter: Fabiana Fedeli
  • Group 7 (Wasserstein 3038)
    Facilitators: Cliff Shaw, Osamu Yamamoto
    Reporter: Akihiro Wani

11:05-11:20 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK
Pound Hall- Room 102

11:20-11:55pm PANEL SESSION
Pound Hall- Room 102

Gauging the success of the three arrows
Panelists will introduce and discuss issues relevant to the topic.
Each panelist will make a 5-7 minute presentation, followed by a plenary discussion,
before all of the participants are broken into small working groups.

  • Charles Lake, President, Aflac International
  • Tsutomu Watanabe, Professor, University of Tokyo

12:00-1:20 p.m. SMALL GROUP SESSIONS
Wasserstein Hall, 3rd Floor

  • Group 1 (Wasserstein 3015)
    Facilitators: Roger Servison, Akira Ariyoshi
    Reporter: Bill Grimes
  • Group 2 (Wasserstein 3012)
    Facilitators: Don Kanak, Yasuhiro Harada
    Reporter: Alicia Ogawa
  • Group 3 (Wasserstein 3011)
    Facilitators: Thierry Porte, Hiroyuki Kamano
    Reporter: Dino Kos
  • Group 4 (Wasserstein 3036)
    Facilitators: Mark Siegel, Shunichiro Kimpara
    Reporter: Hamilton Lin
  • Group 5 (Wasserstein 3008)
    Facilitators: Jim Walsh, Yoneo Sakai
    Reporter: Rich Mattione
  • Group 6 (Wasserstein 3007)
    Facilitators: Garry Evans, Oki Matsumoto
    Reporter: Fabiana Fedeli
  • Group 7 (Wasserstein 3038)
    Facilitators: Chris LaRosa, Osamu Yamamoto
    Reporter: Akihiro Wani

1:25-2:45 p.m. LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Milstein East AB – Wasserstein

  • Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Introduced by: Hal Scott, Nomura Professor and Director, PIFS, Harvard Law School

2:45-4:00 p.m. PANEL SESSION – PLENARY DISCUSSION
Milstein East AB

Rise of China: Implications for Japan, the US and the global financial markets
A moderator will facilitate a discussion giving all panelists equal opportunity to
participate before incorporating the audience as well. Panelists remarks will provide a
point of view that offers Symposium participants the benefit of analysis and insight on the topic.

  • Masahisa Ikeda, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, DIAM Co., Ltd.
  • Hiroshi Watanabe, CEO, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
  • Ronald O’Hanley, Chief Executive Officer, State Street Global Advisors (Moderator)

4:00-6:30 p.m. FREE TIME / REPORTERS MEETING
Cape Cod Room, Sheraton

6:30-7:10 p.m. COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Terrace Room, Sheraton

7:15-7:45 p.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
George Washington Room, Sheraton

  • Shigesuke Kashiwagi, Chief Financial Officer, Nomura Holdings
  • Introduced by: Atsushi Saito, Chairman, KKR Japan

7:50-9:45 p.m. DINNER


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 [Back to top]


HLS Campus- Wasserstein Hall- 1585 Massachusetts Ave.

7:15-8:00 am: BREAKFAST BUFFET
Milstein WEST AB – Wasserstein

8:10-9:10 a.m. PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION
Milstein EAST B

Reform of GPIF’s Investment Strategy and Governance: Implications for international capital markets
Panelists will introduce and discuss issues relevant to the topic.
Each panelist will make a presentation before turning it over to the audience for Q&A.

  • Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Arthur Mitchell, Senior Counselor, White & Case LLP and Member of the Board of Directors, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.

9:10-10:10 a.m. PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION
Milstein EAST B

The end of large global banks?
Panelists will moderate a plenary discussion that uses a synthesis of the small group sessions from the previous day as the basis for session.

  • Tsuyoshi Oyama, Partner/Head of Center for Risk Management Strategy, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japan
  • Doug Hymas, Japan Country Executive, Managing Director, The Bank of New York Mellon

10:10-10:25 am: BREAK

10:25-11:25 am: PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION
Milstein EAST B

Gauging the success of the three arrows
Panelists will moderate a plenary discussion that uses a synthesis of the small group sessions from the previous day as the basis for session.

  • Yoshio Okubo, Vice Chairman, Japan Investment Trust Association
  • Robert Dohner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and East Asia, U.S. Department of the Treasury

11:30-12:15 pm:. CLOSING LUNCHEON
Milstein WEST AB