What can we expect from the government of Japan and the new governor of the Bank of Japan? Will Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "three arrows" of economic revitalisation hit their mark? Can Asia-Pacific lenders seize the opportunity to become pan-Asian or even global? And are Asia’s fast-growing bond markets becoming a safe haven in a troubled world? All of these questions will be tackled at The Economist Events’ fourth year finance forum The Bellwether Series 2013: Japan roundtable taking place on May 30th 2013 in Tokyo. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan is pleased to be the supporting organization of the event.
Financial systems in the Asia-Pacific region deserve credit for their resilience in troubled times. Asia-Pacific lenders, especially from Australia and Japan, have helped to fill the gaps left by retreating euro-area banks. The task ahead for Asia's financial system is to help the region's economies evolve and diversify. The challenge is to promote new firms and industries, not merely cater to incumbents.
Asia needs a financial system that makes better use of the region's savings in the service of its development—a financial system that, in short, gives credit where it's due. The Bellwether Series 2013: Japan will bring together more than 130 policymakers, regulators, senior banking and financial institutions and business heads to explore these issues and what they mean for Japan.
Reserve your place today and enjoy the special 20% discount for CCCJ members. Register online via www.economistconferences.asia/event/BW2013JP, select “Standard rate” and enter the discount code “CCCJ” to enjoy the discount. Alternatively, please contact Nobuko Kida on +81 (0)3 5223 8108 (in Japan) or (852) 2585 3312 (outside Japan) or via email email@example.com
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