Japan Economic Foundation

Japan-Europe Forum

1.Date Thursday, 7 July 2016

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2.Venue

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris

3.Co-hosted The Aspen Institute France
4.Participants List  
5.Program


Europe-Japan: Common issues, cooperative solutions



INTRODUCTION
Speakers:
Olivier Mellerio, Chairman of the Board, Institute Aspen France
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Christian Sautter, former Minister of Finance and Economy, Head of the Europe-Japan Conference project


SESSION 1 - FOSTERING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS/ INNOVATION
Key questions:
- What are the reasons for success of young entrepreneurs / innovation?
- Any differences on this point between Europe and Japan?
- How can the regulatory, financial and educative environment support new entrepreneurs

Moderators:
Raphaël Hadas-Lebel, Conseiller dfEtat, Chairman of Aspen France Advisory Board
Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, Japan Economic Foundation

Introducers:
Toshiyuki Shiga, Vice Chairman, Nissan Motors
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Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, Vice-President, MEDEF (Association of French Enterprises Bernard Tézé, Attorney and partner, DS Avocats


SESSION 2 - BACK TO ECONOMIC GROWTH?
Key questions:
- Are Abenomics and European Stability mechanisms and growth strategy a proper answer?
- How to cope with long-term issues such as ageing of the population, energy and environment inequalities to achieve sustainable growth?
- Can we consider Japan as a possible future for Europe?
- How to cope with the slowdown of the Chinese economy?


Moderators:
Caroline Ruellan, General Secretary, Aspen Institute France
Long Ke, Senior Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute

Introducers:
Akira Kojima, Chairman, World Trade Center Tokyo Inc.
>Presentation
Jérôme Vignon, Economist, President, ONPES


SESSION 3 - COOPERATION IN EMERGING COUNTRIES
Key questions:
- How can developed countries help economic development in Africa?
- Challenges of the COP 21 decisions with respect to emerging markets
- What new business development models can we propose in emerging markets?

Moderators:
Jean-Christophe Bas, President, The Global Compass
Akira Kojima, Chairman, World Trade Center Tokyo Inc.

Introducers:
Sachio Kaneki, Senior Vice President, Mitsubishi Corp.
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Valérie Terranova, CEO, Valérie Terranova International


SESSION 4 - BACK TO NATIONALISM IN FAR EAST ASIA AND EUROPE?
Key questions:
- What are the moves toward nationalism in Asia? in Europe?
- The challenge of China, ( f.i. the AIIB development)

Moderators:
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Olivier Mellerio, Chairman of the Board, Aspen France Board

Introducers:
Long Ke, Senior Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute
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Paul Jaeger, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds


WRAP-UP AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

Christian Sautter, former Minister of Finance and Economy, Head of the Europe-Japan Conference project

6.Conference Summary Summary (English)
Summary (Japanese)  
7.Chairman's Speech