Symposium The Future of Euro-Japan Economic Relations -Brexit, FTA, and Globalization

December 09, 2016


Keizai Koho Center held a symposium to discuss Euro-Japan economic relations, in collaboration with the Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB). Experts from Japan and the EU engaged in a lively discussion on topics including Britain’s exit from the EU, Japan-EU FTA and other areas in which the EU and Japan can cooperate. Over 120 people attended the event.

Opening Remark: Masakazu Kubota Director General, Keidanren and President, Keizai Koho Center
Hans Carl von Werthern Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan and member of the Foundation Council, JDZB
Presentation: Views of the EU
Timo Hammarén Minister Counsellor, Head of Trade and Economic Section, Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Views of the Japanese Government
Manabu Miyagawa Deputy Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Keynote: Economic Implications of Brexit
Hubertus Bardt Head of Research, Cologne Institute for Economic Research
Panel: Brexit and Globalization
Peter Massion Head of Global Transaction Banking, Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporate, Deutsche Bank, Japan
Akira Shimizu Sub-Committee Chair, Keidanren Committee on Europe and Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi
Nicholas Smith Strategist, CLSA Securities Japan
Hiroyuki Nakamura Senior Research Fellow, Yomiuri Research Institute
Moderator: Kazumasa Kusaka Chairman, Japan Economic Foundation and Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry