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27th Annual Conference of the Northeast Asia Economic Forum

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018 – Friday, August 10, 2018
Venue: TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity 3F, Lecture Theater, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University [Access]
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Website: http://www.cneas.tohoku.ac.jp/gon2/konwakai/events.html#27
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Organized by
・Northeast Asia Economic Forum
・Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
・College of Social Science, University of Hawai‘i
Hosted by
・Tohoku University
・Graduate School of Economics and Management
・International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)
・Center for Northeast Asian Studies
・Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for Research Promotion, Tohoku University
Cooperating Institutions
・China Asia Pacific Institute
・KB Kookmin Bank
・Korea Energy Economics Institute
・Korea Asia Pacific Institute
・Japan Bank for International Cooperation
・Japan Electric Power Information Center
・HITACHI
・Nankai University
・Track2Asia

Time Schedule

Thursday, August 9, 2018
8:30 – 9:00
Registration
9:00 – 9:40
Opening Ceremony
Chair
Lee-Jay Cho (Chairman, Northeast Asia Economic Forum)
Welcoming and Introductory Remarks
Remarks on behalf of the Country Representatives
Park Kwan-Young (Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Republic of Korea; President of National Development Institute)
Wang Shuzu (Former Vice Mayor, Tianjin Municipal Government, Executive Vice Chair of the Research Center for Financial Cooperation in Northeast Asia)
George Ariyoshi (Former Governor of Hawai‘i)
Pavel Minakir (Academician and President, Economic Research Institute, Far East Branch, Russia Academy of Sciences, Russia)
Ganbold Baasanjav (Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mongolia)
9:40 – 10:05
Keynote Address
Mr. Nikai Toshihiro (Member, House of Representatives (Diet), Japan; Secretary-General, Liberal Democratic Party)
10:05 – 10:20
Group Photo
10:20 – 10:35
Coffee Break
10:35 – 12:15
Session 1: Building a Northeast Asia Economic Community and its Extended Regions
Co-Chairs
Jeong Hyung-Gon (Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy)
Cai Jiming (Center for Political Economy Tsinghua University, National People's Congress Deputy, Board Member for Finance Committee, National People's Congress)
Presenters
Zhao Xianfeng (Asian Financial Cooperation Association Deputy Secretary-General)
Guo Yanjun (Director, Institute of Asian Studies, China Foreign Affairs University and Coordinator for Trilateral Cooperation for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Sergei Sevastianov (Director, Asia Pacific International Institutions and Multilateral Cooperation Studies Center Oriental Institute-School of Regional and International Studies, Far Eastern Federal University)
Julius von Freytag-Loringhoven (Project Director, Russia and Central Asia, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftungfur die Freiheit (tbc))
Discussants
Sangmin Nam (Interim Head of Office, UNESCAP-ENEA Glyn Ford, Director, Track2Asia, European Union)
Liu Ming (Associate Professor, School of Finance, Nankai University)
12:15 – 13:15
Lunch
13:15 – 14:45
Session 2: Cross-border Infrastructure and Special Economic Zones in Northeast Asia
Co-Chairs
Yamaguchi Tsuyoshi (Member, House of Representatives (Diet) and Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan)
Lee-Jay Cho (Chairman, Northeast Asia Economic Forum)
Presenters
Glyn Ford (Director, Track2Asia, European Union Anthony Michell, President, Korea Associates Business Consultancy)
Inoue Satoshi (Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan)
Sangmin Nam (Interim Head of Office, UNESCAP-ENEA)
Discussants
Pavel Minakir (Academician and Director, Economic Research Institute, Far East Branch, Russia Academy of Sciences, Russia)
14:45 – 15:00
Coffee Break
15:00 – 16:45
Session 3: Financial Cooperation in Northeast Asia
Co-Chairs
Lee-Jay Cho (Chairman, Northeast Asia Economic Forum)
Wang Shuzu (Former Vice Mayor of Tianjin Municipal Government, China)
Presenters
Maeda Tadashi (Governor and Representative Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation)
Joo Hyunghwan (Former Minister of Industry and Resources, Korea)
Stanley Katz (Former Executive Vice President, Asian Development Bank)
Lee Jai-Min (Professor, Korea Maritime University; Former Vice President, Korea Export-Import Bank)
Discussants
Hong Jae Hyung (Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Republic of Korea and Chairman, Presidential Nomination Supervisory Commission for the Democratic Party, Korea)
Liu Lanbiao (Vice Dean, School of Finance, Nankai University, Deputy Director of the Research Center for Financial Cooperation in Northeast Asia)
Liu Ming (Associate Professor, School of Finance, Nankai University, Secretary General of the Research Center for Financial Cooperation in Northeast Asia)
Friday, August 10, 2018
9:00 – 10:15
Session 4: Energy and Environment in Northeast Asia
Co-Chairs
Stephen Cowper (Former Governor of Alaska)
Kim Kyung Sool (Senior Research Fellow, Korea Energy Economics Institute)
Presenters
Tanabe Yasuo (Special Representative for External Relations, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Yoo Haksik (Associate Research Fellow, Korea Energy Economics Institute)
Iinuma Yoshiki (Director, Research Department, Japan Electric Power Information Center)
Terry Surles (Senior Advisor, California Institute for Energy and Environment, UC/Berkeley.)
Discussants
Tarui Nori (Professor of Economics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
Kenji Sumida (Former President, East-West Center; Secretary General, North American Committee, Northeast Asia Economic Forum)
10:15 – 10:30
Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00
Session 5: Tourism Cooperation in Northeast Asia
Co-Chairs
Kojima Takashi (Member of Prefectural Assembly, Niigata, Japan and Chairman, Northeast Asia Tourism Forum)
Lee-Jay Cho (Chairman, Northeast Asia Economic Forum)
Presenters
Akihiro Iwashita (Professor, Hokkaido University)
Brendan Bussmann (Public Affairs and Strategic Development Consultant and Ray Cho, University of Nevada)
Konishi Yoko (Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (REITI), Japan)
Discussants
Yasuhiro Tsuboi (Managing Director & Board Member, Japan Tourist Bureau (JTB))
Denise Konan (Dean, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch
13:00 – 14:15
Panel Discussion on Natural Disaster and Regional Cooperation
Presenters
Imamura Fumihiko (Professor of Tsunami Engineering, Director, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)
Liu Wei (Professor & Vice Dean, School of Finance, Nankai University)
Elizabeth Maly (Assistant Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)
Discussants
Tarui Nori (Professor of Economics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
14:15 – 14:30
Coffee Break
14:30 – 15:15
Closing Session
Chair
Lee-Jay Cho (Chairman, Northeast Asia Economic Forum)
Statement
18:00 – 20:30
Dinner Hosted by Organizing Institutions (YLP Completion Ceremony prior to dinner)
Restaurant Hagi

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