Center on Japanese Economy and Business Event
Please join us for a webinar with:
Glenn Hubbard, Dean Emeritus; Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics
Columbia Business School
Takeshi Komoto, Minister
Embassy of Japan in the United States of America
Keiko Tashiro, Deputy President / Member of the Board
Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Yumiko Shimabukuro, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
The ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus has become one of the biggest threats to the global economy. The pandemic has brought most of the world’s advanced economies to a near standstill, with governments and businesses entering uncharted territory and responding to the outbreak in unprecedented ways. What are the economic implications of the pandemic for Japan and the United States? How much impact has it had so far? Are we headed for a global recession? How quickly can the economies bounce back from the coronavirus? In this webinar, the speakers provide their expert perspectives on the evolving situation and economic implications for Japan and the United States.
About the Speakers:
Glenn Hubbard is dean emeritus, director of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida and also holds AM and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University.
In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Glenn is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. His commentaries appear in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Nikkei, and the Daily Yomiuri, as well as on television and radio.
From 2001 until 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. In the corporate sector, he is on the boards of ADP, BlackRock Fixed Income Funds, and MetLife (where he is chair).
Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.Glenn and his family live in New York.
Takeshi Komoto has served as Minister at the Japanese Embassy in the United States of America since June 2018. His portfolio covers policy areas including economy, trade, industry, business and energy.
He joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), the predecessor of Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), in 1993. Much of his career focuses on international affairs.
Before his current assignment, he was the Managing Director for Multilateral Trading System, METI since June 2017. He was responsible for World Trade Organization (WTO) issues as well as new global rule-makings in areas including digital trade and investment. He led the initiative to launch exploratory work towards future negotiations on electronic commerce at the WTO in December 2017.
In 2016-2017, Mr. Komoto was a senior member of the Cabinet Secretariat that put together the Growth Strategy of ABENOMICS, the structural reform program (“The Third Arrow”) led by Prime Minister Abe. He also marketed ABENOMICS to business communities around the world.
In 2011-2013, he was the Director for Free Trade Agreement/Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations. He played a leading role in launching the negotiations for the China-Japan-Korea FTA and Regional Comprehensive Partnership in November 2012.
He also has an experience of being seconded to Japan Defense Agency in 2002-2004, serving as a chief negotiator with the US Department of Defense on ballistic missile defense. He successfully concluded a deal between Japan and the US to cooperate in the procurement and operation of a missile defense system.
He graduated from University of Tokyo in 1993 where he majored in economics. He received a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University in the United States in 1998.
Keiko Tashiro began her career with the Daiwa Securities Group in April 1986, following her graduation from Waseda University with a BA in Political Science. She received an MBA from Stanford University in 1991 and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2011.
She has held various positions at Daiwa, including overseas assignments in Singapore, London and New York. In Japan, in addition to her role as Head of Investor Relations between 1999 and 2005, she spent six years (2005-2011) in the retail division of the Group, expanding the non-branch channel (online and call center) and defining a business model for the Group’s retail operations. She held the position of Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities for two years (2011-2013) before serving as Executive Managing Director and Chairwoman of Daiwa Capital Markets America from 2013-16. She was appointed Senior Executive Managing Director of Daiwa Securities Group, Head of Overseas Operations in April 2016 and Deputy President in April 2019, and from April 2020, she takes office as Deputy President, Head of Overseas Operations and Head of SDGs.
She is also a member of “Council for Promoting the SDGs in the Securities Industry” at The Japan Securities Dealers Association. She currently serves as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems.
She received an MIA in International Economics from Columbia University, a PhD in Political Economy from the Department of Political Science at MIT, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Harvard University.
Professor Shimabukuro is the co-author of From Miracle to Misery: The Pitfalls of Economic Growth and Social Investment in East Asia, which examines the wide range of social problems currently plaguing the region: acute and persistent old age poverty, rising prices that threaten housing affordability, stagnant wages, and climbing incidents of child maltreatment. Her article-length papers address the issues of industrial relations, the social policy preferences of business and organized labor, and the redistributive politics of disadvantaged groups. Shimabukuro’s research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, the Association of Asian Studies, and the Center for International Studies at MIT, among others.
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