Japan Economic Foundation

Japan-US Forum

1.Date Friday, June 2, 2017

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2.Venue

Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford University

3.Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC)
4.Participants List  
5.Program

Economic Policy Challenges in the US and Japan
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF) – Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) Forum Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford University,
June 2, 2017


Each discussion session starts with brief presentations (10 minutes each) to set the stage for the discussion.

10:00-10:15 Welcome Remarks
Kazumasa Kusaka (Japan Economic Foundation)
Takeo Hoshi
(Stanford University)

10:15-12:00 Session 1: Growth Strategies of the US and Japan
Moderator: Takeo Hoshi (Stanford University)
Presenters: Nick Bloom (Stanford University)
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Takatoshi Ito (Columbia University)
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Keiichiro Kobayashi (Keio University)
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Kathryn Shaw (Stanford University)

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:45 Session 2: Globalization and Inequality
Moderator: Naoyuki Haraoka (Japan Economic Foundation)
Presenters: Brad DeLong (UC, Berkeley)
Francis Fukuyama (Stanford University)
Hideichi Okada (Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd)
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14:45-15:15 Break

15:15-17:00 Session 3: Is Technology the Answer? (or Will Silicon Valley Save the World?)
Moderator: Ken Singleton (Stanford University)
Presenters: Shai Bernstein (Stanford University)
Kenji Kushida (Stanford University)
Masaaki Tanaka (PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited)
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Tsunehiko Yanagihara (Mitsubishi Corporation)

17:00-17:15 Closing Remarks
Kazumasa Kusaka (Japan Economic Foundation)
Takeo Hoshi (Stanford University)

Agenda

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