Crisis and Aftermath: The Prospects for Institutional Change in Japan


Date and Time

May 3, 1999 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM


By Invitation Only.


Bechtel Conference Center

FSI Contact

Yumi O. Hiroshima

All-day conference on Japanese institutional reform sponsored by the Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University.

  • Changes in the Political System
    Speaker: Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member of the Japanese House of Councilors and former Vice Minister of Finance, Tokyo
    Commentator: Prof. Daniel Okimoto, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
  • Changes in the Bureaucracy
    Speaker: Mr. Ryozo Hayashi, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Information and Machin- ery Industry, Tokyo
    Commentator: Prof. Hugh Patrick, Professor of International Business, Columbia Univer- sity, New York
  • Changes in Business
    Speaker: Mr. Taizo Nishimuro, CEO & President of Toshiba, Tokyo
    Commentators: Mr. James Abegglen, Chairman, Asia Advisory Services, Tokyo. Mr. Hiroaki Yoshihara, Senior Partner at KPMG, Mountain View, California
  • Panel Discussion on the Institutional Changes
    Prof. Hugh Patrick, Professor of International Business, Columbia University
    Prof. Tadao Kagono, Dean of the Graduate School of Business, Kobe University
    Prof. Harry Rowen, Director, Asia/Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
    Mr. Katsuhiro Nakagawa, Executive Adviser, The Tokyo Marine and Fire Insurance Co. and Former Vice Minister of MITI, Tokyo
    Mr. Dan Sneider, National/Foreign Editor, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA

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