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The 26th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2002) [September 9-14, 2002]

The 26th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2002)


The 26th Leadership Program was held during the period from September 9 to 14, 2002, inviting 13 opinion leaders from abroad.

Dates: September 9 (Monday) - 14 (Saturday)

Invited participants

13persons (For details, please see bottom of page.)

Visited places

-Presentation: “Japan Now, Meeting a New Global Challenge”
Makoto Kuroda, President, WEIS (World Economic Information Services)


-Presentation: “Perspective of the Japanese Economy and its Issues”
Hiromi Kato, Deputy Director General, Economic Assessment and Policy Analysis, Cabinet Office
-Presentation: “The Japanese Markets”
Glen S. Fukushima, President & CEO, Cadence Design Systems, Japan
-Presentation: “Political Development in Japan -Past and Present- ”
Naoto Nonaka, Professor, Gakushuin University
-Presentation: “Japan in the Global Community”
Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor, Tokyo University
-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Presentation: “Japan’s Industrial and International Trade Policies“

Perspective of the Japanese Economy and its Issues

-Sony Media World)
-Group Discussion by Participants: “Recent Development of Sep. 12 (Nikko Room, B1) Japanese Business Environment (Culture, Society, Labor & Management)”
Moderator: Kaoru Kobayashi, Professor, Sanno University
Gebhard Hielscher, Director, Tokyo Office, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Francoise Morechand-Nagataki, Visiting Professor
Kyoritsu Women’s University


-Courtesy Call to the Vice Governor of Osaka
-Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. Daito Plant
-Watabun Co., Ltd.

presentation participants

Invited participants

1. Dr. Peter Hector Pearse (CANADA)
Pearse Ventures Ltd.

2. Dr. Marco Antonio Nunez (CHILE)
Governor of the Region of Valparaiso
Chilean Government

3. Mr. Li Bin (CHINA)
Director, Division of American and Oceanian Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs
State Development Planning Commission

4. Mr. Bernard M. Kapp (FRANCE)
Courrier International

5. Ms. Bati Lestari (INDONESIA)
Secretary to Director General of Small, Medium Industry and Trade
Ministry of Industry and Trade

6. Prof. Franco Bruni (ITALY)
Full Professor of International Monetary Theory and Policy
Bocconi University

7. Mr. Francis Kipkosgei Moiywo (KENYA)
Chief Executive
Export Promotion Council of Kenya

8. Ms. Yeidckol Polevnsky (MEXICO)
CANASINTRA (National Chamber of Industry)

9. Mr. Saard Theerarojanawong (THAILAND)
Senior Vice President
Foreign Exchange Trading Department
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

10. Ms. Judi R. Kilachand (U.S.A.)
Director, Business Programs
Policy and Business Programs
Asia Society

11. Dr. Isaac Maya (U.S.A.)
Director, Industrial and Technology Transfer Programs
Integrated Media Systems Center, School of Engineering
University of Southern California

12.Mr. James F. Watson (U.S.A.)
Chairman of the Board
STARTech Early Ventures

13.Ms. Beatriz Estella Valdez (VENEZUELA)
General Director
International Cooperation and Multilateral Financement
Ministry of Planning and Development

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