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Conference Outline

Dates to be Held

Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March 2013


Marine Hall, 4th Floor, Toki Messe Niigata Convention Center


Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development Executive Committee (Niigata Prefecture, City of Niigata, and ERINA)

Conference Objectives

To deepen expertly the discussion on a number of issues for bringing about lasting socioeconomic development in Northeast Asia, on the summaries and investigations of the state of development of measures in each country, and on the direction of policies which ought to be taken; to pass on that information and make policy proposals to the countries and regions concerned; and to further multilateral and interregional cooperation.

Program (under preparation)

DAY ONE (Wednesday 29 January 2014)

Opening Session:  13:00 to 15:30
Opening Addresses: The Governor of Niigata Prefecture, the Mayor of the City of Niigata, etc.
Keynote Address: Topic: A Comparison of Japan–China–ROK Development of Manufactured Goods and Human Resource Management
Tsuyoshi TSURU, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Keynote Address: Topic: Sino–Russian Relations: From the energy sector perspective
Keun-Wook PAIK, Associate Fellow, Royal Institute of International Affairs, and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Keynote Address: Topic: Financial Cooperation for Northeast Asian Regional Development
CHOI Hoon, Director, GTI Secretariat, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Session A:
The Russian Economy and Japan–Russia Exchange  15:45 to 17:45
In addition to carrying out keynote reports which focus on such matters as the current situation and prospects for the Russian economy, and the development concept for the Russian Far East, we will examine the expectations for the "Japan–Russia Investment Platforms" in the sphere of investment, and the directions and challenges for activity on the "Japan–Russia Association to Promote Interregional Business" in the sphere of business among regional firms.
■ Reception:  Hotel Nikko Niigata 4F Banquet Room "Toki"  18:30 to 20:00

DAY TWO (Thursday 30 January 2014)

Session B:
The TPP and Japan, China, and the ROK    10:00 to 12:00
Along with examining—from the viewpoints of Japan, China, and the ROK and of the United States—the impacts on East Asian economic integration, such as the progression of negotiations and substantiation of the TPP, the Japan–China–ROK FTA, and an RCEP, we will also examine the impact on Japan’s regional economies centered on agriculture in the TPP.
Session C:
The Chinese Economy at a Turning Point   13:30 to 15:30
For China, which has risen to become the world’s number two economic superpower, the economic growth rate to date has decreased, and the period of the high-rate of growth is approaching its end. Keeping in view a future stable growth period, we will examine various issues, including monetary and fiscal affairs, the enhanced sophistication of industry, and improvement of the "quality of the market".
■ Closing Remarks:  15:30 to 15:45
NISHIMURA, Yoshiaki Chairperson, Northeast Asia International Conference for Economic Development Executive Committee
Representative Director, ERINA


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