November 07, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lessons from Financial Crises: Japan's Perspective Based on Its Experiences of the Bubble, Bust and 'Lost Two Decades'

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CJEB presents a luncheon "zadankai" discussion featuring:

Takehiko Nakao
Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs
Ministry of Finance, Japan

Moderated by
Alicia Ogawa
Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Lunch will be served.

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Mr. Nakao was recently interviewed by Reuters and The Banker.


Mr. Takehiko Nakao is currently serving as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan. After joining the Ministry in 1978, he served in a variety of bureaus such as International, Budget, Tax, and Banking before he was appointed as Director General of the International Bureau in July 2009. Since August 2011, he has been in his current position. He also worked for the IMF from 1994 to 1997, and served as Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. from 2005 to 2007.

While serving in the public sector, Mr. Nakao published two books, US Economic Policies and International Taxation System. He also wrote many papers including "Challenges in International Finance and Japan's Responses" (2012), "Reforming the International Monetary System: Japan's Perspective" (2010), "Japanese ODA Policy and the New World Trends of Development Aid" (2005), "Japan's Fiscal Policy in the 1990's" (2001), and "Hedge Funds and International Finance" (1999). (English versions are available for these papers.)

Mr. Nakao also taught international finance as Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo during the first semesters of 2010 and 2011. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tokyo, 1978 and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, 1982.
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