Embassy Event


Webinar: Japan as an International Financial Centre and Its Future

Thursday 17 June 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM BST
via Zoom

*You will receive a Zoom invitation a few days before the webinar upon successful registration


The Embassy of Japan is delighted to host a webinar ‘Japan as an International Financial Centre and Its Future’ on Thursday 17 June 2021.

This webinar will focus on the Japan’s various policy initiatives to expanding its role as an international finance hub, as well as Japan’s relative position in the world through the New Financial international financial centres index.

Webinar participants will understand what policy measures the Government of Japan has been implementing to help foreign asset managers and other financial institutions enter the Japanese market. Moreover, participants will find characteristics of Japan’s financial market analysed by a UK think-tank New Financial.


Attendance is complimentary for all participants. In order to attend the event, prior registration is necessary via this link. Please register to this event by Tuesday 15 June 2021.


1. Opening remarks
Mr Minoru Nakamura, Minister for Financial Affairs, Embassy of Japan in the UK

2. Presentation on Japan’s International Financial Hub Initiatives
Mr Takahiro Yamakawa, Deputy Director, Financial Services Agency, the Government of Japan

3. Presentation on the New Financial international financial centres index
Mr William Wright, Founder and managing Director, New Financial

4. Q&A and Panel Discussion
Moderator: Mr Kazunori Otsuka, Financial Attaché, Embassy of Japan in the UK
Panellists: Mr William Wright and Mr Takahiro Yamakawa

5. Closing remarks
Sir David Wright, GCMG, LVO, Chairman of TheCityUK Japan Market Advisory Group, Former UK Ambassador to Japan and Vice-Chairman of Barclays

Further information:

Financial Services Agency (JFSA)
Financial Services Agency (JFSA) is an integrated financial services regulatory authority in Japan. 

The JFSA plays a centric role in Japan’s International Financial Centre Initiatives in overall strategy planning and implementation.

Weblink: https://www.fsa.go.jp/en/index.html

Japan’s International Financial Centre Initiatives:

New Financial
New Financial is a London-based think tank launched in 2014. It publishes various research papers on capital markets and financial services.

Weblink: https://newfinancial.org/

TheCityUK’s Japan Market Advisory Group
TheCityUK is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services (FRPS). Its Japan Market Advisory Group brings together senior practitioners from across UK-based FRPS to influence and provide strategic insight, guidance and support to policymakers as they look to strengthen the bilateral trade and investment relationship.

Weblink: https://www.thecityuk.com/about-us/international-work-programme/japan-market-advisory-group/

If you have query about this event, please contact the Embassy of Japan in the UK at kazunori.otsuka@mofa.go.jp.