The inaugural Japan Update was designed to give comprehensive overviews of Japan’s current economic and political landscape, and to provide an insiders view on Japan’s recent developments and future directions. Speakers who participated in the Update are at the cutting edge of politics, economics and trade and each session will focussed on opportunities and challenges in these fields.
Presenters and discussants included:
>Koike Yuriko, MP Liberal Democratic Party and former Minister for Defense and National Security Advisor
>Masaaki Shirakawa, Former Governor of the Bank of Japan
>Hiroshi Watanabe, CEO & Executive Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation
>Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman & CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
>Shujiro Urata, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
>Peter Drysdale, Professor of Economics, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, Australian National
>Jenny Corbett, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Research Training, Australian National University
>Veronica Taylor, Director, ANU Japan Institute, Australian National University
>Rikki Kersten, School of International, Strategic and Political Studies, Australian National University
>Ippei Fujiwara, Acting Executive Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Australian National University
The ANU Japan Update was presented by the Australia-Research Centre and the Japan Institute, The Australian National University and was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.