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UK-Japan 21st Century Group

33rd Meeting
October 6–9, 2016

The 33rd annual meeting of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group convened in Japan on October 6–9. The UK delegation began their visit in Tokyo with a briefing from the UK Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens, followed by a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In the evening, they were joined by the Japanese delegation for a reception hosted by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.

The group—comprised of politicians, journalists, businesspeople, and scholars— then moved to Kisarazu, where they held in-depth discussions on a broad range of issues that affect the two countries and their relationship, including the implications of Brexit, East Asia security affairs, the implications of aging societies, energy and climate change, "womenomics," and international development cooperation in Africa.

JCIE co-organizes the UK-Japan 21st Century Group with the Japan Society of the UK in London.







Agenda

Thursday, October 6

Luncheon hosted by British Ambassador Tim Hitchens
Evening reception hosted by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida

Friday, October 7

Session 1: Latest Developments in UK Politics and the Economy

  • Tsuyoshi Sunohara, Senior Diplomatic Writer, Nikkei Shimbun; Secretary-General for US-Japan Project, Japan Center for Economic Research; Visiting Professor, Center for Global Discovery, Sophia University

Session 2: Latest Developments in UK Politics and the Economy: The Implications of Brexit

  • Philip Stephens, Associate Editor, Financial Times
  • Lord Lansley, House of Lords
  • Lord McConnell, House of Lords
  • Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman, Institute for International Strategy (IIS), Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
  • Haruki Hayashi, Executive Vice President, Regional CEO, Europe & Africa, Mitsubishi Corporation; Managing Director, Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) PLC
  • Kenichi Hosomi, Managing Director and General Manager, Planning Department, International Banking Unit, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Session 3: East Asian Security and UK-Japan Security Dialogue and Cooperation

  • Yuji Miyamoto, Chariman, Miyamoto Institute of Asian Research; Former Ambassador of Japan to People's Republic of China
  • Dr. John Nilsson-Wright, Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University and Head of Asia Program at Chatham House

After-Dinner Speaker

  • Fumiaki Kubo, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Tokyo on 'The US Presidential Election and Its Ramifications'

Saturday, October 8

Session 4: Coping with Aging Societies and Demographic Change

  • Lord Lansley
  • Yasuhisa Shiozaki

Session 5: Energy, the Enviroment and Climate Change: Challenges for the Future

  • Martin Wenban, Vice President, Strategic Nuclear Programs, Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Jun Arima, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo

Session 6: Womenomics: Realizing the Potential of Womens' Entrepreneurship

  • Sakie Tachibana Fukushima, President & Representative Director, G&&S Global Advisors, Inc.
  • Lisa Cameron, Member of Parliament

Session 7: Forces for Good: International Development Cooperation in Africa

  • David Richardson, CEO, Crown Agents
  • Akihiko Tanaka, Professor, University of Tokyo; former President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

After-Dinner Speaker

  • Keizo Takemi, Member of the House of Councillors & Phillipe Fauchet, President & Representative Director, GlaxoSmithKline K.K. on 'Global Health Challenges'

Sunday, October 9

Session 8: Chairmen's Summary Dialogue