Center for International Economic Collaboration
“2023 Outlook – Whereabouts of Global Trends” CFIEC Webinar Held
[Held on January 27] At the CFIEC webinar “2023 Outlook – Whereabouts of Global Trends”, Mr. Akihiko Tanaka, Chairman of JICA, Mr. Takehiko Nakao, Chairman of Mizuho Research & Technologies, and Mr. Nissei Dr. Sayuri Ito, Research Director of Basic Research Laboratories, will be welcomed, and CFIEC President Akira Kojima will moderate the discussion.
The Center for International Economic Collaboration will hold a free webinar on January 27th at 10:00 a.m., looking at the world situation this year and Japan’s course.
The year 2023 has begun with the future of the international situation uncertain. In a world where countries have been closely linked politically and economically and have expanded democracy, market economy, and free trade, the pandemic of the new coronavirus, which has not yet ended, Russia’s prolonged invasion of Ukraine, and the global inflation rate. It is becoming difficult to determine one’s position in the midst of the interaction and chain reaction of negative factors such as persistently high prices and soaring prices. In this webinar, in the international situation where politics and economics influence each other in a complicated way, we will read and look at global trends from the perspective of experts who are well versed in international politics and economics from the perspective of risk, and then examine the existing international order. We will consider how Japan will transform, and what role Japan should play in it and what course it should take.
Panelists include Mr. Akihiko Tanaka, President of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and a leading international political researcher, and Chairman of Mizuho Research & Technologies Co., Ltd., a former president of the Asian Development Bank and well versed in international finance and the Asian economy. We welcome Mr. Takehiko Nakao and Ms. Sayuri Ito, Research Director of NLI Research Institute, who has extensive knowledge of international economics and finance, especially in Europe. The moderator will be Akira Kojima, Chairman of the Center and a visiting professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
Date: Friday, January 27, 2023 10:00-11:45
Organizer: Center for International Economic Collaboration (CFIEC) Lecturer: Akihiko Tanaka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Takehiko Nakao Chairman, Mizuho Research & Technologies Co., Ltd. Sayuri Ito Research Director, Economic Research Department, NLI Research Institute
Akira Kojima Chairman of the Center for International Economic Collaboration (Moderator)
Holding format: Online seminar (YouTube Live)
Scale: 400 Participation fee: Free
Please apply from the URL below.
Mr. Akihiko Tanaka
President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
1981 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. (Political Science). 1984 Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo 1990 Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo 1998 Professor, University of Tokyo President, 2011 Vice President, 2012 President of the Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA), 2015 Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo, 2017 President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, current position since April 2022. His field of specialization is international politics. His publications include A New ‘Medieval’ (Nihon Keizai Shimbun, 1996, Suntory Prize for Arts and Sciences), Word Politics (Chikuma Shobo, 2000, Yomiuri/Yoshino Sakuzo Award), Japan in Asia (NTT Publishing, 2007), etc. Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2012. Specialized in International Politics
Mr. Takehiko Nakao
Mizuho Research & Technologies Co., Ltd. Chairman
Former Asian Development Bank (ADB) Governor, Former Finance Minister Visiting Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Asian Development History), Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy (International Economics) Director of The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company (outside). After joining the Ministry of Finance in 1978, Director of Financial Company Office, Banking Bureau, Director of International
Organizations Division, International Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Accounting Officer (Foreign Affairs, Economy, Industry and Economic Cooperation), Budget Bureau, Director of Development Policy Division, International Affairs Bureau, Director of General Affairs Division, Embassy of Japan in the United States After serving as Minister and Director-General of the International Affairs Bureau, he was appointed Finance Minister in August 2011. Retired in March 2013. President of ADB from April 2013 to January 2020. April 2020 Chairman of Mizuho Research Institute. Assumed current position in April 2021. He has written and edited books such as How Has the Asian Economy Changed? The Rise of Asia: Perspectives and Beyond: Memoir of the President of ADB (ADB: July 2022), Asia’s Journey to Prosperity: Policy, Market, and Technology over 50 Years (ADB: January 2020), Mizuho Research & Technologies website “Director’s Perspective”, dialogue (video), articles, etc. are posted. Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics in 1978. Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982 with an MBA. Born in Hyogo prefecture. Born in 1956.
Specializes in international finance and Asian economy
Ms. Sayuri Ito
Research Director, Economic Research Department, NLI Research Institute After graduating from the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, worked at the Industrial Bank of Japan (currently Mizuho Financial Group) before joining NLI Research Institute. Completed master’s course at Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce. Concurrently serves as a part-time lecturer at Waseda University Graduate School of Commerce, director of the Japan EU Association, and member of the 21st Century Policy Research Institute. Specializes in the European economy. His recent publications include “EU and the New International Order” (Nippon Hyoronsha, 2021, co-author) and “Unsinking Euro: Challenges in the 20th Year in the Multipolar Era” (Bunshindo, 2021, co-author). Starting with the Asian economy, I am thinking about Japan’s relationship with the world based on my experience analyzing international finance and the European economy. Specializes in international economics and finance with a focus on Europe
Akira Kojima (Moderator)
Chairman, Center for International Economic Collaboration
Chairman of the Center for International Economic Collaboration, Director and Visiting Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
1965: Graduated from Waseda University First School of Political Science and Economics, Department of Economics, joined Nihon Keizai Shimbun
1969 University of Manchester, England (invited by the British Council). He has served as editorial editor for the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, senior managing director editor, chairman of the Japan Economic Research Center, professor at Keio University Graduate School of Commerce, lecturer at Waseda University, special member of the Economic Council, member of the Financial System Research Committee, and member of the Judicial System Reform Council. Specializes in macroeconomic policy. Currently, he is a director of the Honda Foundation, a director of Toyo University, and a director of Aeon 1% Club.
His publications include “Towards a model for Japan’s selection