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Recent Developments in the Global Market with Hiroshi Watanabe

18 September 2018, London

We are delighted to welcome Mr Hiroshi Watanabe, President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA) to brief Japan Society members on Recent Developments in the Global Market. Mr Watanabe’s wide ranging experience in the public and private sector, has given him a broad overview of the international financial scene. At a time of great uncertainty in the UK, his views on the current situation from a Japanese perspective will be particularly relevant.


The Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA) was originally established on December 1, 1995, as a non-profit research organization by MUFG Bank, Ltd.


Mr Hiroshi Watanabe, a graduate of the University of Tokyo, joined the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1972. He has served in various senior positions over the years, including as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs in 2004, Director-General of International Bureau, and Personal Secretary to the Minister of Finance. After his retirement in 2007, he was a professor at the Graduate School of Commerce and Management of Hitotsubashi University. From 2008 to 2016, he served as CEO of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).


The Japan Society is very grateful to BDO LLP for kindly hosting this important meeting.


Please use the booking form to reserve your place, or contact the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1997 or


Free for members – Booking essential.

Non-members: £10 per head


Priority booking for Japan Society members and their guests.

Non-member booking opens on Monday, 10 September.

Book online here (deadline Friday 14 September)

18 Septemer 2018, 2.30pm for 3.00pm

BDO LLP, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU

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