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The 37th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2008) [September 8-13, 2008]

The 37th Leadership Program on Japan (FY2008)


Outline


Scheduled for September 8th through September 13th, 2008, the 37th Leadership Program on Japan was carried out with the participation of individuals representing fourteen countries.

Organized by:Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
Supported by:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)


Schedule


September 8 (Monday) - 13 (Saturday), 2008


Invited participants


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


Visited places


-Presentation on Japanese Politics
Mr. Keisuke YAMADA, Political Editor, JiJi Press

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

-Presentation on Japanese Society and Culture
Mr. Hisanori ISOMURA, Former Editor with the rank of General Managing Director、the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation(NHK)

-Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

-Presentation on Japan’s Economic and Industrial Policies(Subject to change)

-TOEI ANIMATION CO., LTD.

-Zephyr Corporation

-Hanashyo(Edo Cut Glass Producer)

-Fine Molds Corporation

-TOYOTA Motor Corporation

-OMRON KYOTO TAIYO Co, Ltd.

-ERIKO HORIKI & ASSOCIATES


Overview


Opinion leaders such as administrative officials, officials of economic organizations, scholars and journalists from fourteen countries were invited to participate in the Program, which included lectures concerning Japanese politics, economics and society/culture. Participants also enjoyed exchanges with officials from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, visits to corporations and other organizations in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kyoto, and they were also exposed to learn about and experience first-hand Japanese culture.


Participants listen to a lecture concerning the Japanese economy

Participants listen to a lecture concerning the Japanese economy

Courtesy call to Masaaki Taniai, Parliamentary Secretary for Economy, Trade and Industry

Courtesy call to Masaaki Taniai, Parliamentary Secretary for Economy, Trade and Industry


Visiting Zephyr Corporation

Visiting Zephyr Corporation

Presentation at ERIKO HORIKI & ASSOCIATES

Presentation at ERIKO HORIKI & ASSOCIATES


Invited participants


(Alphabetical Order)


1. Mr. Adrian WOOD (Australia)
Senior Manager
International Business Relations
New South Wales (NSW) Department of State and Regional Development

2. Mr. Hj Ismail bin POKPS DP Hj HASHIM (Brunei Darussalam)
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Energy Division
Prime Minister’s Office

3. Ms. Iva Ventsislavova PETROVA (Bulgaria)
Director
“Energy Markets and Restructuring” Directorate
Ministry of Economy and Energy

4. Dr. Ed BUKSZAR (Canada)
Associate Dean
Segal Graduate School of Business
Simon Fraser University

5. Ms. Monica ARAYA Esquivel (Costa Rica)
President
Camara de Exportadores de Costa Rica (CADEXCO)

6. Mr. Akrum BASTAWI (Egypt)
Senior Economist for Policy and International Cooperation
Office of the Minister
Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI)

7. Mr. Thierry DUFOUR (France)
Deputy CEO
CREDIT FONCIER

8. Mr. Carsten DANNOHL (Germany)
Adviser
International Relations
BUSINESSEUROPE, the Confederation of European Business

9. Ms. Katalin CSORBA BALOGNE (Hungary)
Director
Department of Bilateral Economic Relations: Non-European and CIS Countries
Ministry for National Development and Economy

10.Dr. Djunaedi HADISUMARTO (Indonesia)
Adviser to the State Minister of National Development Planning
Chairman of Bappenas
National Development Planning Agency

11. Mrs. Gerty Jarka RUTGERS (Netherlands)
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of Economic Affairs

12.Mr. Muhammad Saleem Ahmad RANJHA (Pakistan)
Additional Director
Directorate General of Training & Research
Customs and Sales Tax
Federal Board of Revenue, Islamabad

13.Prof. Dr. Rudolf MINSCH (Switzerland)
Chief Economist
economiesuisse, Swiss Business Federation

14.Mr. Chairat THOMYA (Thailand)
Foreign News Editor
Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)


International Exchange Dept.

(For the Japanese version of this article)


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