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UK-Japan 21st Century Group

17th Meeting
February 15-18, 2001

The 17th Group Conference was held on February 15-18, 2001, in Tokyo and on Awaji Island. Thirty-seven participants from Japan and the UK discussed new developments in Japan and Asia as well as in the UK and Europe, the challenges of global governance, and the outlook for international economic institutions. The program also included a reception hosted by Kiyohiro Araki, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, and a luncheon hosted by British Ambassador to Japan, Sir Stephen Gomersall.

Agenda

Thursday, February 15

Session I: Developments in Japan and Asia

Speakers:

• Hideya Taida, Senior Vice President and Executive Corporate Officer, Marubeni Corporation

• Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member, House of Representatives; Former Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Finance

Friday, February 16

Session II: Developments in the UK and Europe

Speaker:

• Anatole Kaletsky, Economic Columnist, The Times

Saturday, February 17

Session III: Coping with the Challenges of Global Governance—Role of the UN, US, and UK/Japan

Speakers:

• John Chipman, Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies

• Masashi Nishihara, President, National Defense Academy

• Hatsuhisa Takashima, Director, The United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo

Session IV: Challenges of International Economic Organizations—Responding to the Backlash Against Globalization

Speakers:

• Koji Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Executive Advisor, Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren)

• Sir Alan Budd, Provost of the Queen's College, Oxford; Former Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

Sunday, February 18

Session V: Challenge of the New Era
  • Impact of the IT Revolution on the Economy and Society
  • New Opportunities for UK-Japan Cooperation

Speakers:

• Lord Howell, Opposition Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, House of Lords

• Shigefumi Matsuzawa, Member, House of Representatives

• Kiyoshi Yamakawa, Corporate Advisor, Sony Corporation