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Experts Discuss Rebuilding Japan’s Economy at Bloomberg Event

October 14, 2011

TOKYO — Seven months after Japan’s March 11 earthquake,
reconstruction efforts continue. The government put the price
tag for damages caused by the earthquake at $300 billion, and
the cost of rebuilding is increasing. What is the impact of
additional spending on Japan’s debt and tax policies? Should the
central bank do more or are conditions in place for the economy
to recover?

On October 19, Bloomberg LINK will convene government officials,
policymakers, finance executives, business leaders, and
prominent economists at the JETRO headquarters in Minato-ku to
examine the full impact of Japan’s triple disaster and the
country’s way forward.

The Bloomberg Japan Conference: Road to Recovery will feature a
special address by Japanese Minister Motohisa Furukawa. Among
the many themes of the day will be the state of reconstruction,
Japan’s energy policy and power supply, and the outlook for
Japanese equities, bonds and currency. The conference will also
examine the state of the global economy, including the fiscal
and debt crisis in the U.S. and Europe, and how these are
impacting Japan’s recovery.

Key speakers include:

– Shuhei Abe, President and CEO, SPARX Group Co., Ltd.

– Naohiko Baba, Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd.

– Scott Callon, Chief Executive Officer, Ichigo Asset Management,

– Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science,
Columbia University, Senior Fellow, Tokyo Foundation

– Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of State for National Policy,
Cabinet Secretariat, Japan

– Taro Kono, Member of the House of Representatives; Director
General, International Bureau, Liberal Democratic Party

– Tomoya Masanao, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio
Management, PIMCO Japan Ltd

– Takeshi Niinami, President and CEO, Lawson, Inc.

– Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

– Hiromichi Shirakawa, Managing Director, Head of Economic
Research Department and Chief Economist for Japan, Credit Suisse

The conference is being sponsored by Chartis and JETRO.

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