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[October 3, Tuesday] FPCJ Symposium: How can the Risk of a Global Economic Recession Be Avoided Amidst the Rise of Nationalism?

post date : 2017.09.11

FPCJ Symposium

”How Can the Risk of a Global Economic Recession

Be Avoided amidst the Rise of Nationalism?”


【October 3, Tuesday】


Foreign Press Center Japan holds international symposiums with experts and leading journalists from Japan and around the world as panelists. On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the FPCJ will be holding a symposium with the theme “How Can the Risk of a Global Economic Recession Be avoided Amidst the Rise of Nationalism?”

 

For this symposium, we will invite journalists from The Wall Street Journal (U.S.), The Economist (U.K.), and The Toronto Star (Canada) as panelists, as well as top experts and journalists from Japan. They will look for ways to avoid a global economic recession considering the effect of nationalist movements in Western countries on the post-World War II trend towards a free market, taking into account recent events such as the German federal election on September 24.

 

 

■ Symposium Outline

- Date: October 3, 2017 14:30-1800 (Doors open at 1400)

- Venue: Nippon Press Center Hall

(10F, Nippon Press Center Building, 2-2-1, Uchisaiwaicho,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

- Organized by: Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ)

- Supporter: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)

- Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

- Attendance Fee: Free

 

Keynote Speaker/ Moderator/ Panelists 

<Keynote speaker/Panelist> Mr. Hiroki Sugita, Chief Editorial Writer, Kyodo News

<Moderator> Ms. Miki Ebara, Editor-in-Chief, NHK World

<Panelists>

- Dr. Shujiro Urata, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,

   Waseda University

- Dr. Yoshiko Kojo, Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,

   The University of Tokyo

- Ms. Becky Bowers, Deputy Global Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal (U.S.)

- Mr. Tom Nuttall, Charlemagne Columnist, The EconomistU.K.

- Dr. Thomas Walkom, National Affairs Columnist, The Toronto Star (Canada)

※Profiles of the speakers are listed at the end of this page.

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ About the Symposium ]

In January 2017, as part of his America First policy U.S. President Donald Trump announced the country’s withdrawal from the TPP soon after his inauguration. In March, the U.K. gave official notice it was leaving the E.U., starting the Brexit negotiations in earnest. Although centrist candidate Mr. Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election in May, nationalist groups made their presence felt during the election. In this symposium, we will have journalists from U.K., U.S.A., Canada, and will look for ways to avoid a global economic recession considering the effect of nationalist movements in Western countries on the post-World War II trend towards a free market, taking into account recent events such as the German federal election on September 24.

 

[ Program ]


14:30


 

Opening Remarks by FPCJ President Kiyotaka Akasaka

 


14:35-14:55


 

Keynote Speech by  Mr. Hiroki Sugita, Chief Editorial Writer, Kyodo News

 

 14:55-16:10 












 

 

 

Panel Discussion (Session 1)

 “The Influence of Nationalism on the Global Economy”

  [ Moderator ]

  Ms. Miki Ebara, Editor-in-Chief, NHK World


  [ Panelists ] 

  Mr. Hiroki Sugita,  Chief Editorial Writer, Kyodo News

  Dr. Shujiro Urata, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,   Waseda University

  Dr. Yoshiko Kojo, Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

  Ms. Becky Bowers, Deputy Global Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal (U.S.)

  Mr. Tom Nuttall, Charlemagne Columnist, The Economist (U.K.)

  Dr. Thomas Walkom, National Affairs Columnist, The Toronto Star (Canada)

 

 

16:10-16:20   

 

Coffee Break

 

16:20-17:35    




 

Panel Discussion (Session 2)

“How to Avoid the Risk of a Global Economic Recession Due to 

Anti-Globalization Trends”

  [ Moderator/ Panelists ] Same as above


17:35-18:00   

 

Q&A Session, Summary

 

*Program details, times, and panelists/moderators are subject to change without notice.

*A video recording will be made of the panel discussion.

 Members of the audience may appear in this film. Please be aware that the images and audio

 recorded may be used for various purposes, including promotional or as part of a business report.

 

▼ How to Apply:

Please access <https://ssl.form-mailer.jp/fms/bfac789d527304> 

to fill in your name, organization and contact information.

OR       

With the subject “FPCJ Symposium,” send an email to sympo@fpcjpn.or.jp including your name, organization, contact information (telephone, email).

 

◆Deadline: Please confirm your attendance by Friday, September 29, 2017.

 

[Contact Information]

Strategic Communications Division, Foreign Press Center Japan

E-mail: sympo@fpcjpn.or.jp / Phone: 03-3501-5251

 

 

------------------ Speakers profiles ------------------

 

Keynote speaker/ Panelist

Hiroki Sugita, Chief Editorial Writer, Kyodo News

 

He served as Tehran Bureau Chief, New York Correspondent, Washington Bureau Chief, and Managing Senior Writer at Kyodo. He writes about international affairs, and frequently interviews global leaders including Vladimir V. Putin and George W. Bush. His current career includes Planning Committee Member, Japan National Press Club; Selection Committee Member of Abe Fellowship Program; and Lecturer at Waseda University. He is the author of many books including “Kensho Hikaku no Sentaku” (Japan’s non-nuclear weapon policy); “Amerika wa Naze Kawarerunoka” (Why can the United States change? ); and “Nyumon Trump Seiken” (A Guide to the Trump Administration).

 

Moderator

Ms. Miki Ebara, Editor-in-Chief, NHK World

 

Miki Ebara currently is the Editor-in-Chief of NHK WORLD’s 24-hour English news program, Newsline. Over the last three decades, she’s built her journalistic carrier as a foreign correspondent based in London, Bangkok and New York, covering global conflicts and disasters such as wars in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq; the Indian Ocean tsunami, the earthquake in Haiti; 9-11 in New York; and the aftermath of the major disaster of Japan’s 2011 earthquake. She also reported extensively on the United Nations from New York and the US presidential elections. She’s hosted news shows as an anchor and appears as a commentator on NHK WORLD. 

 

 

Panelists

Dr. Shujiro Urata, Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

 

Shujiro Urata is Dean and Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University. He is also a Specially Appointed Fellow at the Japanese Centre for Economic Research (JCER), Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry (RIETI), and Senior Research Adviser for the Executive Director of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in Jakarta. Professor Urata received his B.A. in Economics from Keio University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University. He is a former Research Associate at the Brookings Institution and Economist at the World Bank. He specializes in International Economics and Economics of Development. He has held a number of research and advisory positions including senior advisor to the Government of Indonesia and consultant to the World Bank, OECD, the Asian Development Bank and the Government of Japan. He published and edited a number of books on international economic issues and is an author and co-author of numerous articles in professional journals. His books published in English include Multinationals and Economic Growth in East Asia (co-editor, Routledge, 2006), Free Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific (co-editor, World Scientific, 2010), Economic Consequences of Globalization: Evidence from East Asia (co-editor, Routledge,2012).

 

 

Dr. Yoshiko Kojo, Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

 

Yoshiko Kojo is Professor of International Relations, Department of Advanced Social and International Relations, University of Tokyo (International Relations, International Political Economy). She obtained her Ph.D. (Politics) from Princeton University, M.A. from Princeton University and University of Tokyo, and B.A. from the University of Tokyo. She was a visiting scholar at Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University.   Prof. Kojo’s main research interests are the effect of international economic interdependence on state policy, distributive effects of global economy on domestic politics, and institutionalization in global economy.

 

 

Ms. Becky Bowers, Deputy Global Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal (U.S.)

 

Becky Bowers, deputy global economics editor for The Wall Street Journal in Washington, D.C., joined the newsroom as editor of Real Time Economics in September 2014. She had worked for the Tampa Bay Times in Florida since 2002 as a staff writer, wire editor, business graphics reporter and deputy editor in business and in politics. She also wrote and managed digital operations for its fact-checking site, PolitiFact. She studied journalism at her hometown California State University, Chico. 


 

 

Mr. Tom Nuttall, Charlemagne Columnist, The Economist  (U.K.)

 

Tom Nuttall writes the Charlemagne column in the Economist, covering European politics and economics. He is the author of "Looking for a home," a special report on refugees, and is a regular broadcaster on television and radio. He is based in Brussels.



 

 

 

 

Mr. Thomas Walkom, National Affairs Columnist, The Toronto Star (Canada) 

 

Thomas Walkom has been a columnist for the Toronto Star since 1989. He writes on political economy. From 1985 to 1988, he was Tokyo Bureau Chief for the Globe and Mail. He is the winner of two National Newspaper Awards and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Toronto.

 

 

 

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