G1 GLOBAL2011 ~Rebirth of Japan after the Earthquake~


G1 Global 2011 aims to bring a global outlook on prospects for a rebirth of Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake. While the world’s eyes are fixed on how post- disaster Japan can tackle the tremendous task of rebuilding itself, increasingly voices are calling for political and structural change in Japan and beyond to break away from the permeating sense of stagnation. We must seize this momentum to bring together global leaders to discuss common challenges affecting both Japan and the international community and to share our visions for the future.

Date: Thursday, 3rd November 2011 9:00 – 17:30
Venue : Globis University Tokyo Campus
5-1 Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Language: English

Session Schedule
Plenary Session I
The Rebirth of Japan: the Political Landscape
Breakout Panel 1
Changing Balance of Power in Asia Soft Power Diplomacy Crisis Management Re-imagining Japan
Tohoku to the World -in collaboration with BEYOND Tomorrow and KIBOW
Breakout Panel 2
Media, Old and New Entrepreneurship in Japan and Asia Energy Policy and its Future  
Breakout Panel 3
Fiscal Crisis in Advanced Economies Cool Japan: Strategy for developing and promoting Japan’s creative industurie Trans-Pacific Partnership and Free Trade Negotiations  
Plenary Session II
Rebuilding Japan: Globalization and the Economy

The above information is subject to change without notice.


Some of our distinguished guests have already confirmed their participation:

Keiichiro Asao(Member of the House of Representatives)
James T. Bartis(Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation)
Philip Bowring(Columnist for International Herald Tribune)
Harry Cheng(President and Representative Director, La Diatta, Limited.)
Danny Choo(Representative Director, Mirai Inc)
Georges Desvaux(Managing Partner, McKinsey&Company Japan)
Deborah K. Elms(Head, Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations)
Robert Alan Feldman (Managing Director, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities)
Glen S. Fukushima (President and CEO, Airbus Japan)
Motohisa Furukawa(Minister of State for National Policy, Economic and Fiscal Policy and Science and Technology Policy)
Nik Gowing(Main Presenter, BBC World News)
Yoshito Hori (President and Dean, Globis University)
Yoshiko Ikoma(Fashion Journalist and Art Producer)
Yoko Ishikura (Professor, Keio University)
Daisuke Iwase (Co-Founder and Representative Director, Lifenet Insurance Company)
Yoshimitsu Kaji (Counselor / Director of Global / IT Communications Strategy / Prime Minister’s Office)
Yoriko Kawaguchi (Senator, former Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Nobuyuki Kinoshita(Executive Director, the Bank of Japan)
Keiro Kitagami(Member of the House of Representative)
Jesper Koll (Managing Director and Head of Japanese Equity Research, JP Morgan Securities Japan)
Masaakira James Kondo(Country Manager, Twitter Japan)
Seiichi Kondo (Commissioner, Agency for Cultural Affairs)
Terrie Lloyd(CEO, LINK Media Group / CEO, Japan Inc. Holdings Group)
Robert Luke (Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs, U.S. Embassy Toyo)
Kathy Matsui (Managing Director, Co-Head of Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research in Asia, Goldman Sachs Japan)
Allen Miner (CEO, SunBridge Corporation)
Takashi Mitachi (Co-Chairman Japan, The Boston Consulting Group)
Hiromichi Mizuno(Partner, Coller Capital)
Andrew R.Morral(Director, RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center, Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation)
Jun Murai (Dean and Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)
Satoru Nishikawa(Director of Land and Real Property Market Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
Alan Patricof (Founder and Managing Director, Greycroft LLC)
Thierry Porte(Operating Partner, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC)
Roger Pulvers(Professor, Center for the Study of World Civilizations, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Vachara Phanchet (Chairman Emeritus, Pacific Basin Economic Council)
Ross Rowbury (President and Representative Director, Edelman Japan)
Rui Chenggang (Director and anchor, China Central Television)
Paul Scalise(JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo)
Martin Schulz(Senior Economist, Fujitsu Research Institute)
Toshiyuki Shiga (Representative Director and Chief Operating Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd)
Nicholas Smith(Japan Strategist, CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets)
Yoshiharu Tachibana(Fellow, Sustainability Advisor to the Board, Tokyo Electric Power Company Chairman, WBCSD Taskforce, Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN)
Kaname Tajima(Member of the House of Representatives)
Shin Takamiya(Principal, Globis Capital Partners)
Heizo Takenaka (Director, Global Security Research Institute at Keio University, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management)
Kotaro Tamura(Invited Fellow, RAND Corporation, Ex-Senator and Former Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Office)
Hitoshi Tanaka (Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy, the Japan Research Institute)
Shinichi Tanaka(President and CEO, Fleishman-Hillard Japan)
Hiroyuki Tezuka(General Manager, Climate Change Policy Group at JFE Steel Corporation Chairman, Working Group on Global Environment Strategy under Committee on Environment and Safety, KEIDANREN)
Henry Tricks (The Economist, Tokyo Bureau Chief)
Takaaki Umezawa (Managing Director, Japan, A.T. Kearney)
Peter Wilson(Co-Founder and Managing Director, Gplus Media)

Post-conference report

The first G1 Global Conference themed on the reconstruction and rebirth of Japan after the Great East Japan Earthquake took place at Globis University Tokyo Campus on 3rd November 2011. More than 200 delegates from Japan and abroad joined in heated discussions about the challenges and future prospects of Japan and the world and marked the successful launch of this new initiative. The programme featured the input of 53 speakers who are leading figures from government, business, the media and academia. Bringing together renowned experts and practitioners in a variety of fields, the conference proved an excellent opportunity for networking and mutual learning where speakers and audience with influence engaged in sharing their ideas and inspired each other.

Detailed session reports are available on the following link: http://e.globis.jp/index.html

The first G1 Global Conference achieved the audience satisfaction score of 4.64 (out of 5). Here are some of the comments from the participants:

“Excellent opportunity to widely open my eyes”

“The conference was great and I believe plays a part in the re-birth of Japan. The speakers and panelists were the right people to have here. The topics were timely and the conversations were engaging and forward moving. I enjoyed the variety of topics. In addition, everything was run professionally and orderly. The food was great as well.”

“All the sessions I attended had great panelists and fascinating Q&A sessions. I wish there is a way to see the sessions I wasn't able to attend.”

“Very seldom we get to see such a flawless execution of an event. Congratulations to the G1 Global team on such a fantastic event!”

“Felt as if I were in Davos. This is a miracle! I am confident that Japan will be reborn thanks to your endeavor!”

“Tight time frame structure, high quality, valuable speakers, participation and facilitation”

“Leaned so much. Great platform for Japan to revitalize and connect.”

“Outstanding conference. Congratulations.”

“Very insightful and inspirational. I learned a lot and feel energized and inspired by many of the speakers and discussions.” “Thanks to participants of high caliber and diverse background, discussions were full of insight and very stimulating. I was especially moved by the session at the lunch time.”






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