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The 23th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2001) [September 03-08, 2001]

The 23th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2001)


The 23rd program was held from September 3 to 8, 2001, with 14 opinion leaders invited.

Dates: September 3-8, 2001

Invited participants

14persons (For details, please see bottom of page.)

Visited places



-Presentation:“Japan Overview: Immediate Domestic and External Challenges”
Makoto Kuroda, President, WEIS (World Economic Information Services)
-Presentation:“The Japanese Markets”
Glen S. Fukushima, President & CEO, Cadence Design Systems, Japan.
-Komatsu Spring Industrial Co., Ltd.
-Presentation:“The Japanese Economy: Recent Trends and Challenges Ahead”
Kumiharu Shigehara, Former Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, OECD
-Presentation:“Political Development in Japan”
Michio Katsumata, Manager for International Projects
Marketing Development Headquarters, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.


-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
-Presentation:“Japan’s External Economic Policy”
Tadakatsu Sano, Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau, METI
-Presentation:“Japan’s Industrial and International Trade Policies”
Norihiko Ishiguro, Director, Industrial Restructuring Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI
-Group Discussion:“Japan in the Global Community”
Moderator: Kaoru Kobayashi, Professor, Sanno College
Kichiro Hayashi, Professor, Aoyama GakuinUniversity
Gebhard Hielscher, Director, Tokyo Office, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Francoise Morechand-Nagataki, Visiting Professor, Kyoritsu Women’s University


-Courtesy Call to the Governor of Osaka Prefecture
-Takenaka Seisakusho Co, Ltd.
-Kyocera Co., Ltd.
-Gekkeikan Sake Company, Ltd.


Invited participants

1. Dr. Roslyn Kunin (CANADA)
President, Roslyn Kunin & Associates, Inc.

2. Mr. Khaled Hossam Aref (EGYPT)
Diplomatic Attache, COMESA Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

3. Mr. Herve Louis Gaymard (FRANCE)
Member, French Parliament
Chairman, General Council of Savoie

4. Prof. Antonio Baldassarre (ITALY)
Full Professor, Libera Universita Internationale Degli Studi Sociali

5. Dr. Ryszard Franciszek .awniczak (POLAND)
Professor, Poznan University of Economics
Advisor to the President for Economic Affairs
Chancellery of the president of the Republic of Poland

6. Dr. Linda Low (SINGAPORE)
Associate Professor, Department of Business policy, National University of Singapore

7. Mr. Jonathan Leslie Mampe (SOUTH AFRICA)
Executive Chairman, Safika Technologies Holding (PTY) Ltd.

8. Ms. Marianne Teresa Neville-Rolfe (U.K)
Director of Business and International Division, South East England Development Agency

9. Dr. Abdur Rahim Chowdhury (U.S.A.)
Associate professor, Department of Economics, Marquette University

10. Dr. Thomas Warren Hertel (U.S.A.)
Professor and Director, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University

11. Mr. David C. Jacobson (U.S.A.)
Partner and Co-Chair of E-business Practice, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal

12.Dr. Rogan Thomas Kersh (U.S.A.)
Assistant Professor of political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

13.Mr. Gaylord Edward Nichols (U.S.A.)
Director, Industrial Relations Center, California Institute of Technology

14.Mr. Doan Duy Khuong (VIETNAM)
Deputy Secretary General, General Director of International Relations Department Director of Business Information Center (BIZIC), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

(OB)Mr. Stanley M. Erdreich, Jr.(U.S.A.)
Senior partner, Quest L.L.C.

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