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Date : February 8, 2021

Video report: Making Japan Into a Global Financial Center (Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Financial Services Agency)

post date : 2021.02.09

In a policy speech by Prime Minister Suga in October 2020, he stated, “We will welcome finance professionals from overseas as we strive to be a financial center for Asia and the world. To this end, we will immediately review relevant aspects of our tax system, provide broader administrative services in English, and relax the requirements for residential status.” Expanding Japan’s role as an international financial center is one of the key policies of the Suga administration. Near the end of 2020, the government published the New Comprehensive Economic Measures, including a policy package of initiatives to expand Japan's role as an international financial center.


This briefing invited senior officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Financial Services Agency, who are promoting the policy package, to provide an overview of these policies and an explanation of the context behind them.


The briefing had a total of 51 participants including journalists from Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, the UK and the US.


Handouts (English)

Handouts (Japanese)

■Date: Feb. 8 (Mon), 2021, 13:30-15:00

■Briefer: 1. Takanori Arima, Director, Second China and Mongolia Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
               2. Hiroshi Okada, Director, Strategy Development Division, Financial Services Agency

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation 


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