TPP: 21st-century trade rules and their implications - Special Symposium
The 12 parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership have reached a framework agreement. Nikkei Inc. will hold a snap symposium on the pact with Mr. Akira Amari, Japan’s economic and fiscal policy minister and top representative at the TPP talks. Other renowned speakers will discuss how new international rules covering a range of areas, from trade and investment to financial services, will impact the global economy and the roles of the U.S. and Japan.
Date/Time: Oct. 30 (Fri.), 2015 12:30-16:00
Venue: Nikkei Hall (Tokyo)
1. Discussion: "Reflections on the historic 12-nation agreement"
Koji Tsuruoka, Japan's chief TPP negotiator
Bruce Miller, Australian Ambassador to Japan
Alan Wolff, Former U.S. Deputy Trade Representative
2. Panel: "How will the TPP change the world?"
Tetsuhide Mikamo, Director, Marubeni Research Institute
Yasuhiro Saito, President, Fonterra Japan
Katsuhiko Umetsu, Executive Officer, Division of Global Business Development, Yamato Transport
Tsuyoshi Kawase, Professor, Faculty of Law, Sophia University
Junichi Sugawara, Senior Research Officer at Mizuho Research Institute Ltd. (MHRI)
Moderator: Yasuhiko Ota, Nikkei senior staff writer
3. Special Lecture on TPP
Akira Amari, Minister in charge of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations
4. Speech "TPP ratification and U.S. politics"
Ira Shapiro, Former USTR Ambassador
*Schedule may be changed without any notice.