Conference Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Italy
Jun. 02, 2016
To celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy, Keio’s Faculty of Economics and Bocconi University cohosted “The Economics of Italy and Japan: Historical Development and Future Policies for Stability and Growth” conference on May 23 at the North Hall on Mita Campus. Speakers included deputy governors of Japan and Italy’s central banks and representatives in the financial sector.
The morning session opened with addresses from Keio President Atsushi Seike and former Rector of Bocconi University Carlo Secchi, and a lecture by the Ambassador of the Italian Republic, Domenico Giorgi. For Part II of the conference, there were speeches by Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy Salvatore Rossi and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan Hiroshi Nakaso, followed by a panel discussion.
For Part III, there were lectures and a panel discussion with Professor Franco Bruni of Bocconi University and Professor Shumpei Takemori of Keio University, and the conference concluded with Chairman of Marubeni Corporation Teruo Asada’s lecture and addresses by Director of International Financial Relations of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance Gelsomina Vigliotti and Former State Minister of Finance and member of the House of Representatives Nobuhide Minorikawa. The conference was well-attended, including Bocconi students, and members of the Italian embassy and other EU-related institutions.
Former Rector of Bocconi University Carlo Secchi
Panel discussion with the deputy governors of Japan and Italy’s central banks
Panel discussion with Japanese and Italian researchers