Date: Monday, September 15th 2014, 9:00-17:30 (followed by cocktail reception)
Venue : GLOBIS University Tokyo
5-1 Nibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Language: English
Main Theme: Japan in 2020: Boosting Innovation and Dynamism (tentative)
Registration Fee: 58,000 JPY (early registration by June 30th)
78,000 JPY (after June 30th)

Participation in the G1 Global Conference is based on invitations, but a limited number of seats are available to general applicants.
These seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
For more information, please contact the G1 Global Conference secretariat g1_global@globis.co.jp

G1 Global Conference Program
To view archived videos from the 2014 conference, click on session titles.
9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session Ⅰ
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Welcome and Video Message from Prime Minister
9:10 – 10:30 How should Japan navigate its politics and economy towards 2020?
Yoshimasa Hayashi (Member of the House of Councillors)
Heizo Takenaka (Director, Global Security Research Institute; Professor, Keio University)
Nik Gowing (International Broadcaster and Journalist)
10:45 – 12:00 Breakout Session Ⅰ
Ⅰ - A
Abenomics and Japan's Economy:
Getting from Policy Enthusiasm to Sustainable Prosperity
Brian Heywood (Chief Executive Officer and Founding Partner, Taiyo Pacific Partners)
Florian Meyerhoefer (Financial Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan)
Ken Shibusawa (Chairman, Commons Asset Management Inc.)
Jesper Koll (Managing Director, JP Morgan Securities Japan)
Ⅰ - B
TEPCO and the future of energy policy
Kojiro Fujii (Attorney-at-Law (Japan/New York), Nishimura & Asahi)
Barbara Judge (Deputy Chair, TEPCO Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee)
Tatsuo Masuda (Visiting Professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Graduate School)
Ⅰ - C
Japan in the media:
what should Japan’s story be,
and how should Japan communicate it?
Tamzin Booth (Tokyo Bureau Chief, The Economist)
Fiona Chan (Senior Correspondent, The Straits Times)
Adrian Monck (Managing Director, Head of Public Engagement, World Economic Forum)
Yumiko Ono (Managing Editor, WSJ Japan)
Ross Rowbury (President and Representative Director, Edelman Japan KK)
12:00 – 13:15 Networking Lunch
13:15 – 14:30 Breakout Session Ⅱ
Ⅱ - A
The Japan Band:
Promoting Japanese Culture to the World
Richard Collasse (President and Representative Director, Chanel KK)
Seiichi Kondo (Director, Kondo Institute for Culture & Diplomacy)
Nancy Snow (Abe Fellow, Visiting Professor, Keio University)
Tak Umezawa (Japan Chairman, Director of the Board, A.T. Kearney )
Ⅱ - B
Entrepreneurship in Japan:
where does growth come from?
Robert Eberhart (Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Santa Clara University)
Fujiyo Ishiguro (President and CEO, Netyear Group Corporation)
Allen Miner (Chairman and CEO, SunBridge Group)
Georges Desvaux (Managing Partner, McKinsey Japan)
Special Contributor
Vachara Phanchet (Chairman Emeritus, Pacific Basin Economic Council)
Ⅱ - C
Politics in Japan:
where do parties stand on contentious issues?
*Off the record
Hitoshi Asada (Head of Policy Research Bureau, Japan Restoration Party; Chairperson, Osaka Prefectural Assembly)
Keiichiro Asao (Member of the House of Representatives; President, Your Party)
Taro Kono (Member of the House of Representatives)
Isamu Ueda (Member of the House of Representatives, New Komeito Party)
Dan Slater (Director, Delphi Network)
14:45 – 16:00 Breakout Session Ⅲ
Ⅲ - A
Global Skills and Leadership education:
Perspectives from Asian Business Schools
Ravi Kumar (Shaw Chair Professor and Dean, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University)
Tomoya Nakamura (Dean, Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University)
Hellmut Schutte (Vice President and Dean, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS))
Yoko Ishikura (Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University)
Ⅲ - B
Japan-US Relations:
the Role of Japanese Americans
Glen S. Fukushima (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress)
Mitchell T. Maki (Vice Provost, California State University Dominguez Hills)
Taro Kono (Member of the House of Representatives)
Ⅲ - C
East Asian Diplomacy and Security
*Off the record
Terry B. Kraft (Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan)
Moon Chung-In (Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University)
Hiroshige Seko (Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Member of the House of Councillors)
Wang Dong (Associate Professor, School of International Studies , Peking University)
Tomohiko Taniguchi (Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Shinzo Abe’s)
16:15 – 17:45 Plenary Session Ⅱ and Closing
Boosting innovation and dynamism: can Japanese companies survive in global competition?
Robert Alan Feldman (Managing Director, Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities)
Yoshiaki Fujimori (President and CEO, LIXIL Group Corporation)
Takashi Mitachi (Co-Chairman, Japan, Boston Consulting Group)
Nik Gowing (International Broadcaster and Journalist)
18:00 – Cocktail Reception