"Japan's Changing FDI and Corporate Environment"
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7:00 pm Reception hosted by Japanese Ambassador and Consul General Takekazu Kawamura at Intercontinental Hotel.

(Participants must RSVP separately)
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8:00 - 8:30 am Registration
8:30 - 8:50 am Opening Remarks

Alan Larson, Under Secretary of State, DOS
Hidehiro Konno, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
8:50 - 9:20 am Keynote Speeches

C.Michael Armstrong, Chairperson and CEO, AT&T
Minoru Makihara, Chairperson Mitsubishi Corporation
9:25 - 10:55 am Panel Session #1
"Corporate Governance and Transparency"
A discussion on the improvement of the environment FDI in Japan with a view toward its effect on securing transparency and improving corporate governance practices.
Moderator: Arthur M. Mitchell
Partner, Coudert Brothers, Attorneys at Law
Panelists: 1. Yoshinobu Nisaka
Deputy Director General
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Masamitsu Shiseki
Counselor, Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
Toshiyuki Ohto
Counselor, Financial Service Agency (FSA)
Robert Grondine
Partner, White & Case, President, ACCJ
Hidefumi Yamagami
Chief Economist, Research Dept, Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank
Discussion: Question & Answer
10:55 - 11:10 am Coffee Break
11:10-12:40 Panel Session #2
"Corporate Revitalization and Restructuring"
A discussion on current Japanese government policies to facilitate corporate restructuring and revitalization in an effort to improve the investment environment, provide additional financing options and contribute to the more effective use of labor.
Moderator: Richard Katz
Senior Editor, Oriental Economist
Panelists: 1. Masamitsu Shiseki
Counselor Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
Kiyoto Ido
Minister-Counselor, Japanese Embassy (MOF)
Hideyuki Suzuki
General Manager, Planning and Development Department of the Japanese Pension Fund Association and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Noriko Iki
Director, Business Guidance Department, Employment Security Bureau Union
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW)
5. Bowman Cutter
Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Yoshinobu Nisaka
Deputy Director General
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Discussion: Question & Answer
12:45 Closing Remarks

Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman JETRO
Buffet Lunch