Economic Seminar Series 5
Key Economic Challenges in Asia


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[Date] Friday, February 3, 2017, 14:30-17:30 (Doors open at 14:00)
[Venue] Iino Hall & Conference Center Room A Map
[Co-organized by] Policy Alternatives Research Institute, the University of Tokyo (PARI) / the IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)
[Language] English / Japanese simultaneous interpretation

*Targeted to general audience including press.
*Please note that this symposium has reached its full capacity and the registration is closed. Thank you very much.


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14:30-16:10 Session 1 Key Economic Challenges: A focus on Asia and Japan
Dr. Chang Yong Rhee, Director, Asia and the Pacific Department, IMF
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Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
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Mr. Yoichi Nemoto, President, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance (Former head of AMRO) Presentation slides
Ms. Yoko Takeda, Deputy General Manager, Research Center for Policy & Economy, Mitsubishi Research Institute Presentation slides
Mr. Chiwoong Lee, Senior Economist, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley
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Prof. Naoyuki Shinohara, PARI, the University of Tokyo
16:15-17:30 Session 2 Modernizing China: Investing in Soft Infrastructure
Dr. Alfred Schipke, Senior Resident Representative in China, IMF
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Dr. C.H. Kwan, Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research Presentation slides
Prof. Mariko Watanabe, Economics Department, Gakushuuin University
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Dr. Xiao Minjie, Senior Economist - China, SMBC Nikko Securities
Ms. Leika Kihara, Chief Correspondent, Reuters Japan