Public Lecture: Current Economic Development in Japan by Hiroshi Watanabe

The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) and Embassy of Japan in Latvia invite you to the public lecture "Current Economic Development in Japan" by Hiroshi Watanabe, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs.

16:00 - 17:30 Wednesday 05/07/2017

SSE Riga, Soros Auditorium, Strelnieku 4a

Mr. Watanabe will discuss the recent development of the Japanese economy and its contribution to Asian economies. As a mid-term challenge for Japan, he will also explain two missions: “How to show Best practices for a decent Aged society” and “Emphasis on cutting demand rather than increasing supply”.

Hiroshi Watanabe:

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Watanabe joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1972. Before he was appointed to Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in 2004, he occupied various senior positions including Director-General of International Bureau, Personal Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and Director of Secretarial Division, Property Tax Policy Division and Indirect Tax Policy Division at the Ministry of Finance. He also served for the JCIF on lease. After his retirement in 2007 he was a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management of Hitotsubashi University. From 2008 to 2016, he served as CEO of Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Since October 2016, he has been the President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA).


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