USJI International Symposium
To mark the APEC conference, USJI Symposium in Kyoto
Can Asia Save the World Economy?
The U.S.-Japan Research Institute was held an international symposium commemorating the APEC forum being held in Japan. Speakers invited from private companies and universities in and outside the country had raised issues related to the economics of the Asia Pacific region and propose solutions to the issues at the symposium.
On the day of symposium, about 250 audiences attended and adjourned with full of success. Thank you so much to all of listeners who contributed and participated to this event.
Result of the Questionnaire
Date and Time
Thursday, November 4, 2010 2:40pm-6:15pm
Soushikan Conference Hall, Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University,
56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Keio University, Kyoto University, Ritsumeikan University,The University of Tokyo, Waseda University
Katsuichi Uchida, USJI President, Vice President, Waseda University
14:40 Speech from the chair
Junichi Mori USJI Vice chair, Vice President, Kyoto University
14:50 Panel Discussion (Session 1) : Economic Network in Asia and its Economic Development
How Japanese industries are able to develop their business in Asia? Panelists from academic, private sector and government discussed this theme including multinational framework such as TPP and FTAAP. Japanese national development cannot be achieved without expanding manufacturing, selling and marketing in Asia and cooperation with other Asian countries. Panelists had a lively discussion under this common notion and Q&A with the audiences. They also focused on the brand strategy including intellectual property right, regulations and the alleviation of custom procedures.
Professor, Kyoto University
USJI Operating Adviser, Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Takehiko Inoue presentation
Japan External Trade Organization: JETRO presentation
Professor, Ritsumeikan University
16:20 Panel Discussion (Session 2) :APEC, East Asia Consortium and Global Imbalance
Researchers from U.S., Japan and China discussed how to solve or find an alternative the global imbalance that occurred after the “Lehman shock”. They talked about the role of APEC, the East Asian Community, the economic integration and what is the preferable participation for TPP. Similar to the Session 1, panelists had a vibrant discussion between themselves and the audiences.
USJI Operating Adviser, Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Peterson Institute for International Economics: IIE,Professor, American University, United States
Professor, Keio University
Professor, Waseda University
Xiaopeng Yin presentation
Associate Professor, University of International
Business & Economics, China
17:45 Commemorative Speech
Ex-Foreign Minister, Republic of Korea,Professor Emeritus, Korea Universit Remarks
Mr. Han Sung-Joo is ex-Foreign minister, Republic of Korea and Professor emeritus of Korea University. His commemorative speech was held at the last part of the symposium. He talked about the role of ASEAN, G20 and the FTA policy of South Korea and China, the meaning of the East Asian Community and the multinational cooperation for the security issues. He also made a proposal how and where Asia should go for the future. Many audiences listened earnestly to his speech.
18:10 Closing Remark
USJI Vice Chair, Vice Chancellor, Ritsumeikan University