Japan’s Economic and Political Future

April 26, 2012 • 4:00 – 8:30 pm EDT

With The Honorable Yoshimasa Hayashi, Member of Japan's House of Councillors

Welcome and Lunch

Michael J.  Green
Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS and Associate Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University


Junko Chano
President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

 Keynote Address by

The Honorable Yoshimasa Hayashi
Member of Japan's House of Councillors, former Minister of Defense, former Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy


"A Vision for Japan’s Economic Future"

Moderated by

Daniel Bob
Senior Fellow and Director of U.S.-Japan Programs, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
followed by

 I. The Economic, Trade, and Energy Policy Debate

Naoki Tanaka, President and Economist, Center for International Public Policy Studies
Paul Sheard, former Global Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research, Nomura
Richard Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Oriental Economist and Special Correspondent, Weekly Toyo Keizai
Matthew P. Goodman (Moderator), William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

 II. The Politics of Economic and Security Policy

Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Mike M. Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The Elliot School of International Affairs, The George Washington University
Yoichi Kato, National Security Correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun
Michael J. Green (Moderator), Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, CSIS  and Associate Professor of International Relations,  Georgetown University 

Matthew P. Goodman

Matthew P. Goodman

Former Senior Vice President for Economics