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November 16, 2009

[SSJ: 5963] 23rd GRIPS Forum: "How to deal with financial deficit"

From: Yasuno Shimizu
Date: 2009/11/13

Dear SSJ-Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the next GRIPS Forum at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies on November 30.

Speaker: Mr. Yasuo Goto, Chief Economist, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.
Dr. Kotaro Tsuru, Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry,
Moderator: Prof. Hiroko Ota, Professor and Vice President, GRIPS
Theme: "How to deal with financial deficit"
Date & Time: Monday, November 30th, 2009 (16:40 -
Venue: GRIPS Sokairo Hall, 1st Floor
Language: Japanese, with simultaneous English interpretation

Attending the GRIPS Forum is free of charge but prior registration is recommended Financial deficits have been increasing in many countries due to recoveries from the economic crisis, and "exit strategies" have to be taken into account. In particular, Japan has a massive financial deficit and so how to deal with financial reconstruction is a pressing issue for the Japan's new administration. The major topics in this forum are: 1. Escalation of global financial deficits and related problems; and, 2. Effective schemes to solve the financial deficit issues, etc.

Speakers’ Profile:
Mr. Goto graduated Kyoto University (Economics) in 1988, and entered Bank of Japan in the same year. He also graduated the University of Chicago (M.A., Economics). He started working at Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. from 1997. Currently, he also work as visiting researcher at the House of Councilors, and senior research fellow at Research Institute for Economy, Trade & Industry. His specialty is macro economics, monetary economics. He has many publications to his credit such as “Governance of the Management of Public Debt in Japan”, Public Policy Review, vol.4 no. 1, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan(2008) “Government and Financial
System: An Overview”, Financial Review, vol.79, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance, Japan(2005) (joint paper with Kazuhito Ikeo)

Dr. Tsuru was born in September 16th, 1960. He graduated from School of Science, University of Tokyo in 1984. He obtained D. Phil. in Economics from University of Oxford (St. Anthony’s College). He worked for the Economic Planning Agency of the Japanese Government as Government Economist from 1984-1995, Economics Department of OECD (in Paris) as Staff Economist 1995-2000, then Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan as Research Economist 2000-2001. He is Senior Fellow at Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2001. He also holds the post of Visiting Professor at Keio University, Chuo University, and Visiting Researcher at Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Visiting Lecturer at Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo.

Prof. OTA
Professor Ota has worked for the Japan Institute of Life Insurance as an analyst, and as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics at Osaka University and GSPS, Saitama University. She served as Director for Economic Research, Cabinet Office Deputy Director General for Economic Research, Cabinet Office, and Director General for Economic Research, Cabinet Office, 2005. After serving at the Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, she became a professor of GRIPS. She assumed the position of Vice President in April 2009. She specializes in public economics and economic policy.

Future Schedule:
12.7 “Theme: TBA” Dr. Tamotsu Aoki, Former Director of Agency for Cultural Affairs
12.14 “Discussion: Japanese Politics” Speaker:TBA
12.21 “Theme: TBA” Mr. Katsuaki Watanabe, Vice Chairman and Representative Director of TOYOTA Motor Corporation
1.18 “Theme: TBA” Dr. Masahiro Kawai, Professor of Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo
1.25 “Theme: TBA” Mr. Uichiro Niwa, Chairman of ITOCHU Corporation

About GRIPS Forum
Since its establishment in 1997, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), as the only graduate school in Japan specializing in policy research, has promoted education and research on a wide range of policy issues. Utilizing our vast policy network, this Forum invites leaders from various fields including government, academia and business, as well as staff from our own faculty, to deliver lectures on current policy concerns. The Forum welcomes attendance of GRIPS faculty and students as well as participants from outside the university. Simultaneous interpretation will be available (Japanese/English).

For registration and inquiries, please contact:
Email: gripsforum[atx]grips.ac.jp
Tel: 03-6439-6035
Fax: 03-6439-6030

Please register by Friday, November 27, 2009.

For Access & Map to the GRIPS campus:
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677 If you are arriving by a private car, for security purposes, please inform us of your car details (type, color, and number) in advance.

Approved by ssjmod at November 16, 2009 05:37 PM