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Japan’s Global and Domestic Futures: The U.S. Relationship and FinTech

Thursday, May 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Otemachi Financial City Conference CenterMap Location
This event does not require an RSVP.

Presented by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Thursday, May 25, 2017, Afternoon (more details to follow)
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
Co-sponsored by the Development Bank of Japan, Inc.
*Cost: 15,000 JPY

Confirmed speakers include:


Nobuchika Mori, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency

Alan Wolff, Former Deputy United States Trade Representative; Chair, National Foreign Trade Council; Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP

Other Participants:

David Asher, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Financial Services, SparkCognition 

Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University

Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB

Naoyuki Iwashita, Head of FinTech Center, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan

Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Yutaka Matsuo, Co-Director, Chair for Global Consumer Intelligence; Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo 

Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

Akihiko Tanaka, Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo Masaaki Tanaka, Senior Global Advisor, PwC International

David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University  


We are delighted to announce our upcoming annual Tokyo Conference, "Japan's Global and Domestic Futures: The U.S. Relationship and FinTech," which will be held in the afternoon on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Otemachi Financial City Conference Center in Tokyo and will feature a series of distinguished speakers including many of our core faculty members. The program will include two panels titled, “The Future of Japanese Financial Services and Industry with FinTech" and “U.S.-Japan Economic Relations Under the New U.S. Administration.” This conference is part of CJEB's program, "The New Global Financial Architecture." 

General Contact: Emiko Mizumura, CJEB’s Assistant Director for Programs, at

Registration and payment are required at