1-2 March 2018 – Tokyo

The 18th edition of the Tokyo Roundtable is taking place on 1-2 March 2018 at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in Tokyo, Japan. Jointly organised by the ADBI and the OECD, in co-operation with the Government of Japan, this meeting will focus on recent developments in capital markets and on capital markets of the future.

Initiated in 1999 in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis, the Tokyo Roundtable offers a forum for regulators, policy-makers, experts, scholars, private sector and international organisations to discuss issues relating to capital market and financial reform in Asia.


Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan

DAY 1 – SESSION 1: The recent trends and prospects of Asian capital markets under steady economic growth and stable financial environment

Moderator: Mr. Chul Juk Kim, Deputy Dean, ADBI


Mr. Toan Nguyen, Deputy Head, Financial System Division, Financial Monetary Stability Department, State Bank of Vietnam: Capital flows to Asian market

Mr. Akira Otani, Deputy Director-General, Financial Market Department, Bank of Japan: QQE with yield curve control and recent market developments in Japan

Dr. Sayuri Shirai, Professor, Keio University, Visiting Scholar, ADBI: Recent developments in the capital markets in Asia and cross-border investment

Dr. Pornpen Sodsrichai, Director, Economic and Policy Department, Bank of Thailand: Portfolio flows to Asia: Challenges ahead

DAY 1 – SESSION 2: Increases in private (corporate and households) and public debt

Moderator: Mr. Ilhyock Shim, Principal Economist, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank of International Settlements (BIS)


Mr. Fakhri Hilmi, Deputy Commissioner, Capital Market  Supervision, Indonesia Financial Services Authority: Investing in Asian fixed income

Dr. Jae Young Lee, Group Head and Lead Economist, Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO): Private and public debts in the region – Risks, vulnerabilities and challenges

Mr. Toshiyuki Miyoshi, Director, International Organizations Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan: Debt vulnerabilities in emerging markets – A global view

DAY 2 – SESSION 3: The impact of new technologies, such as Fintech and artificial intelligence

Part 1: New financial business, inclusion, products

Moderator: Ms. Flore-Anne Messy, Head of Financial Affairs Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Dr. Bihong Huang, Research Fellow, ADBI: Fintech and financial inclusion: A case in rural areas

Ms. Loretta Joseph, Director of Business Development at the Sydney Stock Exchange: Blockchain… revolutionising financial services

Ms. Yuko Kawai, Head of Fintech Center, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan: New financial business, inclusion, products

Ms. Naoko Nemoto, Financial Economist, ADBI: New approaches to SME finance using bank account information (big data)

Part 2: Regulation, consumer and date protection

Moderator: Mr. Stephen Lumpkin, Senior Economist, Financial Affairs Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Mr. Assylbek Davletov, Chief Fintech Officer and Member of the Executive Body, Astana Financial Services Authority: Keeping pace with digital disruption

Mr. Motonobu Matsuo, Deputy Director-General, Planning and Coordination Bureau, Financial Services Agency of Japan: Japanese Fintech policy – Promote innovation and consumer protection

Mr. Greg Medcraft, Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD: FinTech: Opportunities and policy challenges

Mr. Erik Vermeulen, Professor, Tilburg University and Tilburg Law and Economics Center, Netherlands: Regulating the “new” Fintech revolution

DAY 2 – SESSION 4: Resilience of financial portfolio; Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment

Moderator: Mr. Timothy Bishop, Senior Advisor, Financial Affairs Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Mr. Masaaki Nagamura, Head of Division, Corporate Social Responsibility, Strategy & Synergy Department, Tokio Marine Holdings Inc, Japan: Task force on climate-related financial disclosures

Mr. Yasuhisa Nakao, Deputy Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan: ESG investment and Japan’s actions

Ms. Fiona Stewart, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Global Lead Insurance and Pensions, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI), World Bank: Resilience of financial portfolios – ESG investment

Mr. Nehal Vora, Chief Regulatory Officer and Member of the Executive Management Committee of BSE Ltd., India: BSE and ESG – The dual perspective

Tokyo business



Day 1 Presentations

Day 2 Presentations

Summary Record


Please note that participation to this event is by invitation only. Any enquiries should be addressed to:

Mr. Yuya Yamada (contents & agenda) yuya.yamada@oecd.org

Ms. Françoise Drouillon (logistics) francoise.drouillon@oecd.org


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