Reflating Japan's Economy: Key Issues

July 19, 2017 08:00 - 09:30


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Dr. Sayuri Shirai is a professor in the Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University, and Visiting Scholar at the ADB Institute. She is perhaps best known for her role as Bank of Japan Policy Board member serving the BOJ under Governors Shirakawa and Kuroda from 2011 to 2016.

Dr. Shirai was one of nine board members who determined the BOJ's monetary policy from 2011-2016. She supported the 2% inflation target and massive unconventional monetary easing (landmark measures of the BOJ to raise demand and inflation) until 2015, although she voted on many occasions against the BOJ’s optimistic inflation projections. Dr. Shirai voted against the negative interest rate in January 2016.

Active internationally, Dr. Shirai has held several speeches globally at 15 central banks and other locations. She is the author of “Mission Incomplete: Reflating Japan’s Economy” (Asian Development Bank Institute 2017) and a regular commentator to the CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV, and various Japanese TV programs. She also writes articles for the Japan Times and Wall Street Journal.

Join us for breakfast at the Peninsula Hotel where Dr. Shirai will discuss why she thinks BOJ's efforts to stimulate Japan's economy have fallen short, and what challenges lie ahead in the context of the most recent financial data and Japan's changing demographics. She will also talk about Tokyo's hopes to become the financial centre of Asia, and the related structural and cultural issues.

Don't miss this fascinating discussion and a chance to put your questions to Dr. Shirai. Spaces are limited so early booking is advised.

Corporate tables of eight are available, please contact for more details.



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Cancellation policy: Paid reservation by July 11 12:00 after which there can be no refunds on cancellations. No-shows will be charged.  We can not accept cash at the door.

Dietary requirements: Breakfast is included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requests.

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The Peninsula Tokyo 3F The Grand Ball Room
1-8-1 Yurakucho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
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Member Cost: ¥4,000

Non-Members Cost: ¥6,000