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The 34th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2005) [September 5-10, 2005]

The 34th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2005)


IIST organized its 34th Leadership Program from September 5, 2005 to September 10, 2005, with 15 opinion leaders participated.

Date: September 5 (Monday) - 10 (Saturday), 2005
Organized by:Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
Supported by:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Invited participants

15persons (For details, please see bottom of page.)

Visited places

-Presentation on Japanese Economy
Mr. Risaburo NEZU, Senior Managing Director, Fujitsu Research Institute

-Presentation on Japanese Management
Prof. Noritake KOBAYASHI, Professor Emeritus, Keio University

-Presentation on Japanese Market and Japan's Role in the World
Mr. Glen S. FUKUSHIMA, President & CEO, Airbus Japan K.K.

-Presentation on Japanese Politics
Prof. Rei SHIRATORI, President, Institute for Political Studies in Japan (IPSJ)/ Professor of Politics, School of Political Science and Economics, Tokai University

-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Presentation on Japan's Economic and Industrial Policies
Mr. Kazumasa KUSAKA, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, METI

-Presentation on Japanese Society and Culture
Prof. Yoichi TSUJI, Professor, Seijo University



-TOYOTA Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology
1. Greater Nagoya Initiative (GNI)
2. Efforts for Environmental Challenges by the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan


-Toyota Motor Corporation and Takaoka Plant

Lecture scene

Lecture scene

Visit to METI

Visit to METI

Experiencing Yuzen Printing in Kyoto

Experiencing Yuzen Printing in Kyoto

Invited participants

(Alphabetical Order)

1. Mr. Helmuth KUNTSCHER (Austria)
Executive Director
PlanConsult Holding GmbH

2. Hon. Haji IDRIS bin Haji Abas (Brunei)
CEO & Principal Architect

3. Mr. Andrew WILKINSON (Canada)
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Economic Development
Province of British Columbia

4. Mr. Marco ENRIQUEZ-OMINAMI (Chile)
Director Executive
Rivas Y Rivas

5. Mr. Jorge POLINARIS VARGAS (Costa Rica)
Minister of National Planning & Economics Policy
Ministry of National Planning & Economics Policy

6. Ms. Florence PARLY (France)
Paris Region Agency for Economic Development

7. Mr. Sergio VALENTINI (Italy)
Executive Director
Lombardy Foreign Trade Centre

8. Mr. Sunghoon LEE (Korea)
Client Partner
Korn/Ferry International

9. Mr. Yong Soo HEONG (Malaysia)
Executive Editor, Economic Service

10. Mr. Robert VAN SCHAAGEN (Netherlands)
Senior Policy Advisor
Department International Business
Directorate General for Foreign Economic Relations
Ministry of Economic Affairs

11. Mr. Sergey CHEBANOV (Russia)
Economic Editor
World Economy and International Relations (MEMO Journal)

12. Mr. Marco ZANCHI (Switzerland)

13. Ms. Achara PONGVUTITHAM (Thailand)
Deputy Business Editor
The Nation Newspaper

14. Dr. Graham FARMELO (U.K.)
Senior Research Fellow
Science Museum

15. Dr. Howard SHATZ (U.S.A.)
Research Fellow
Public Policy Institute of California

International Exchange Dept.

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