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CIGS・EHESS日仏財団 International Symposium "Towards a New Global Economic Order - Which implications for firms, workers, and governments?"

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With the support of

Banque de France, French Embassy in Japan, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, The Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS), Nikkei Inc., Roland Berger Strategy Consultants

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   In the wake of the global crisis, a process of negotiation of region-wide free trade agreements (FTAs) has taken place and is currently accelerating with a number of projects such as TPP, EU-Japan FTA, EU-US FTA, among many others. This process is partly in continuity with previous bilateral FTAs and takes place in a broader framework of free trade defined by the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is a rupture because not only of the scale and comprehensive nature but also of its definition of a new international division of labour.

   The purpose of this symposium is to analyse the prospects of this trend for Japanese and European economies from the viewpoints of businesses, workers and governments. Businesses may enjoy great benefits, which should not lead us to ignore the worries and fears of some workers, for this change in economic environment may give an asymmetrical impact on incomes distributions. These new conditions of international trade and investment will also have implications for domestic policies both macro and micro levels as well as international policy coordination.

   Academics, business people and policy makers from Japan, Germany and France meet in Tokyo to discuss these topics of today.


    【Date & Time】

      July 15, 2014(Tuesday) 13:30 - 18:10

    【Venue】

      Ito Hall at the University of Tokyo (7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

    【Notes】

      Participants are limited to 400.

      No admission fee required.

      Language: English (Simultaneous translation (English to Japanese only) is provided.)


Organizers

The Canon Institute for Global Studies

Fondation France-Japon de I'EHESS


Speakers

On the European side:

- Izumi Hamada (Head of Government Affairs, Philips Electronics Japan, Ltd.)

- Martin Tonko (Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants)

- Sébastien Lechevalier (Founder, EHESS日仏財団 & Associate Professor, EHESS)

- Franz Waldenberger (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich & German Institute for Japanese Studies)

- Anne Le Lorier (Vice Governor, Banque de France)

- Andreas Dombret (Member of the Executive Board of The Deutsche Bundesbank)

- HEM. Christian Masset (French Ambassador in Japan)


On the Japanese side:

- Toshihiko Fukui (President, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)

- Koji Tsuruoka (Ambassador, Representative of the Government of Japan, Chief Negotiator for the TPP, Cabinet Secretariat)

- Yoshiaki Fujimori (President & CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation)

- Kazumasa Kusaka (Chairman & CEO, The Japan Economic Foundation & Advisor, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)

- Yoichi Takita (Senior staff writer, Nikkei Inc.)

- Fukunari Kimura (Professor, Keio University & Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)

- Kotaro Tsuru (Professor, Keio University)

- Mitsuhiro Furusawa (Special Advisor to the Prime Minister & Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance)

- Hiroshi Yoshikawa (Professor, The University of Tokyo & Advisor, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)

- Akinari Horii (Special Advisor & a member of the Board, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)


Program

13:30 - 13:45 Opening Remarks
Toshihiko Fukui (President, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)
13:45 - 14:30 Keynote speech
Koji Tsuruoka (Ambassador, Representative of the Government of Japan, Chief Negotiator for the TPP, Cabinet Secretariat)
14:30 - 14:40 Break(10 min.)
14:40 - 15:40 Roundtable 1: Which benefits and risks for firms?
How will businesses take advantages of new international trade frameworks including TPP, EU-Japan FTA, etc.? What kind of risks will businesses face?

Speakers: Yoshiaki Fujimori (President & CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation)
Kazumasa Kusaka (Chairman & CEO, The Japan Economic Foundation & Advisor, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)
Izumi Hamada (Head of Government Affairs, Philips Electronics Japan, Ltd.)
Martin Tonko (Partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants)

Moderator: Yoichi Takita (Senior staff writer, Nikkei Inc.)
15:40 - 15:50 Break(10 min.)
15:50 - 16:50 Roundtable 2: Do some workers have to worry about the new global economic order?
What implications does the new global economic order have on the labour market in industrial countries as well as emerging economies?

Speakers: Fukunari Kimura (Professor, Keio University & Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)
Sébastien Lechevalier (Founder, EHESS日仏財団 & Associate Professor, EHESS)
Kotaro Tsuru (Professor, Keio University)

Moderator: Franz Waldenberger (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich & German Institute for Japanese Studies)
16:50 - 17:00 Break(10 min.)
17:00 - 18:00 Roundtable 3: Which principles and which degrees of liberty for economic policy?
Policy panel for better world economic order: to discuss implications for the international monetary system, competition policy, fiscal & taxation policy, etc.

Speakers: Mitsuhiro Furusawa (Special Advisor to the Prime Minister & Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance)
Hiroshi Yoshikawa (Professor, The University of Tokyo & Advisor, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)
Anne Le Lorier (Vice Governor, Banque de France)
Andreas Dombret (Member of the Executive Board of The Deutsche Bundesbank)

Moderator: Akinari Horii (Special Advisor & a member of the Board, The Canon Institute for Global Studies)
18:00 - 18:10 Closing Remarks
HEM. Christian Masset (French Ambassador in Japan)



Date 15th July 2014 (Tuesday) 13:30-18:10
Venue Ito Hall at the University of Tokyo (7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
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Others Application due date : June 20, 2014

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