Recent Major Speeches

(The list below excludes speeches and seminars that I have performed in the events organized by individual firms and financial Institutions)

May 2018
Japan Economic Policy Association Speech “Assessment of Abenomics and Future Direction: Bank of Japan’s Monetary Easing and Normalization of Monetary Policy”
May 2018
Okayama International Business Association Speech “Global Economic Conditions and Japan”
May 2018
The 4th Ludwigshafen Conference on the Currency Area East Asia: Monetary Policy Execution in East Asia (Presentation on “The Bank of Japan Exchange Traded Funds Purchase Program: Rationale, Mechanisms and Consequences”(Germany)(in English)
May 2018
Keio University Yukichi Fukuzawa Memorial Lecture “Light and Shadow on Bank of Japan’s Monetary Policy from the Perspective of Former BOJ Board Member”
May 2018
The 9th Annual dbAccess Asia Conference on Opening Doors, Unlocking Value (Speech on“Japan’s Economic Performance and Bank of Japan’s Monetary Policy” (Singapore)(in English)
May 2018
Women Leaders Event at dbAccess Conversation with Dr. Sayuri Shirai”(Singapore)(in English)
May 2018
Osaka Keio Club Annual Meeting Speech“Light and Shadow on Bank of Japan’s Monetary Policy from the Perspective of Former BOJ Board Member”
May 2018
Tama University Lecture“Global Economic Conditions and Japan”
May 2018
Seiwakai Seminar“Favorable Global Economy and Outlook”
April 2018
Reserve Bank of Australia Conference Inflation Targeting and Central Bank Framework: Evolution or Revolution? (Participating as a Panelist) (Australia) (in English)
March 2018
Japan Productivity Center Morning Forum Speech “Japan and Global Financial and Economic Conditions”
March 2018
Chikikigyou Sinko Kyokai Speech “Japan’s Economy after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game”
March 2018
OECD-ADBI 18th Roundtable on Capital Market and Financial Reform in Asia (Presentation on “Recent Developments in the Capital Markets” (in English)
March 2018
Japan Foreign Trade Council Speech “Japan’s Economy after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game”
January 2018
Japan Productivity Center Speech “Japan’s Economy after the 2020 Tokyo Olympic”
December 2017
Asian Development Bank Institute^CUHK-JMCB Joint Conference “Globalization and Economic Stability” (participated as a discussant) (English)
December 2017
Trilateral Forum Tokyo: A Japan-US-European Strategic Dialogue Panel Discussion “Demographic Challenges and the Prospect for Economic Growth” (participated as a panelist) (English)
November 2017
Club Kansai Speech “Economic and Financial Conditions in Japan and the World: 2017 and Prospect”
November 2017
Lecture on Bank of Japan’s Monetary Policy (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) (in English)
November 2017
Seminar on Monetary Policy of Japan and Transmission of Monetary Policy: Lessons to Asian Economy (2017 ADBI-KEIO Executive Training in Economics) (in English)
November 2017
Open Panel Discussion about “Abenomics After Five Years On” Organized by Sayuri Shirai at Keio University, Open Research Forum (with panelists Heizo Takenaka, Yasutoshi Nishimura, and Naoyuki Yoshino) (in Japanese)
November 2017
Seminar on Prospects for Japan and the Global Outlook To 2022 (2nd JCER-OMFIF Conference on A New Phase of Monetary Policy) (in English)
October 2017
The Economist Japan Summit 2017 Keynote Panel “A New Dawn? Examining Japan’s Economic Prospects” (Participating as a Panelist, Tokyo) (in Japanese and English)
October 2017
GENKEN Institute of Management Seminar “Year 2020 and Prospect” (Tokyo)
October 2017
Twenty Sixth AEPR Conference “Changing Global Financial and Trading Systems and Asia” (Participating as a Discussant, Tokyo) (in English)
October 2017
“Global Monetary Policy: The $13 Trillion Challenge” (Participating as a Panelist, 2017 IIF Annual Membership Meeting Panel) (Washington, DC)(in English)
October 2017
“The Rising Uncertainty of Geopolitics in Asia and Its Impact on the Global Economy” (Participating as a Panelist, The US-Korea Institute at SAIS & Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee Conference Titled “The Quest For Normality In an Uncertain World”) (Washington, DC) (in English)
September 2017
CME Group Seminar “Monetary Policy and the General Election” (Tokyo)
September 2017
Gifu Association of Corporate Executives Seminar “Japanese Economic Conditions and Monetary Policy”
September 2017
“Tokyo as Global Financial Center (Keynote Speech at Second Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network “Japan and the Asian Economy”) (Tokyo) (in English)
August 2017
“Japanese Economy and Global Economic Conditions” (Speech at Osaka Club)
August 2017
“Japan’s Economy, Labor Market and Monetary Policy”(Seminar at Australian Treasury)(Canberra, Australia) (in English)
August 2017
“Declining Natural Rate of Interest and the Case of Japan” (Presentation at Australian Government and ANU Conference “Structural Changes in the Global Economy: Trends, Puzzles, and Implications”) (Canberra, Australia) (in English)
July 2017
“Incomplete Mission on Reflating Japan’s Economy” (Seminar at the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Tokyo) (in English)
July 2017
“Measures to Raise Japan’s Potential Economic Growth rate from 1%” (Roundtable Japan, Tokyo)
July 2017
“Mission Incomplete: Reflating Japan’s Economy – What Have We Learnt From Unconventional Monetary Policies?” (Seminar at the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, Tokyo) (in English)
July 2017
“Global Economic Conditions and Monetary Policy Stance” (speech at the Japan Center for Economic Research, Osaka)
July 2017
“Japan’s Monetary Policy and Global Economy” (Lecture at Tama University)
June 2017
“Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Developments” (Speech at the Glass Manufacturers’ Association in Japan)
June 2017
“Tokyo Global Financial Center” (Seminar at Oxford University, Oxford, UK) (in English)
May 2017
“What Have We Learnt from Unconventional Policies? What are the Unresolved Issues” (Median 180 “Beyond Inflation Targeting and Too Big-to-Fail: The New Political Challenges of Financial Governance” (Brussels, Belgium)(in English)
May 2017
“Shaping Monetary and Financial Policies in Europe: Ireland as a Case Study” (Seminar and Panel Discussion Organized by Embassy of Ireland Residence, Tokyo) (in English)
May 2017
“Mission Incomplete: Reflating Japan’s Economy” (Seminar Organized by Riksbank, Sweden) (in English).
May 2017
“Mission Incomplete: Reflating Japan’s Economy” (Seminar Organized by Stockholm School of Economics, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Embassy of Japan Riksbank, Stockholm, Sweden) (in English).
May 2017
“Monetary Policy and Inflation Outlook” (Speech at Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs)
April 2017
“Unconventional Monetary Policy in Japan – Comparison with Europe and Implications on Asia –“ (Seminar at Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, California, US)
April 2017
“Do Changes in the Economic Landscape Require a New Policy Framework?”(Discussion as the Panelist) (in English)
Mar. 2017
“Asian Regional Strategic Forecast” (Panel Discussion Organized by Economist Corporate Network) (in English)
Feb. 2017
“Mission Incomplete: Relating Japan’s Economy” (Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan Professional Luncheon Seminar) (in English)
Feb. 2017
“Mission Incomplete: Relating Japan’s Economy” National University of Singapore, Business School Seminar (in English)
Feb. 2017
“Japanese Economy and Monetary Policy” (MNI Connect Roundtable Luncheon Seminar) (in English)
Jan. 2017
“What Have We Learnt From Unconventional Monetary Policies? Based on Japan’s Experiences,” (Speech at the Central Bank of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland) (in English)
Jan. 2017
European Financial Forum, Panel Discussion “Economic Challenges, Global Risks and Opportunities: What Lies Ahead?” (Discussion as a Panelist, Dublin, Ireland) (in English)
Jan. 2017
“What Have We Learnt From Unconventional Monetary Policies? Based on Japan’s Experiences,” (Speech at the Institute of International and European Affairs, Dublin, Ireland) (in English)
Jan. 2017
“Briefing on the Japanese Economy,” (Speech at the IBEC, Dublin, Ireland) (in English)
Jan. 2017
“Japanese Economy and Abenomics,” (Speech at the Japanese Embassy, Dublin, Ireland) (in Japanese)
Jan. 2017
“Nikkei Panel Discussion: Brace for Political Surprises, Economic Waves in 2017” January 13, 2017 (NIKKEI NEWSPAPER and ASIAN REVIEW, January 14) (in Japanese)
Jan. 2017
“Political and Economic Developments in US and Europe and Monetary Policy (Presentation at New Year Special Symposium on Important Global Economic Issues in Year 2017, The Japan Society of International Economics) (in Japanese)
Dec. 2016
“Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the Low Inflation Environment” (Panel Discussion Presentation and Discussion at Chatham House and Daiwa Institute Research Joint Seminar, Tokyo) (in English)
Dec. 2016
”Overview of Bank of Japan’s Negative Interest Rate Policy Experiences” (Seminar at the 19th ADB Institute Annual Meeting “Implications of Ultra-Low and Negative Interest Rates for Asia”, Tokyo) (in English)
Nov. 2016
“Bank of Japan’s Monetary Policy and Abenomics” (Rekijitsukai Seminar, Tokyo) (in Japanese).
Nov. 2016
“Japan’s Monetary Policy and Abenomics” (Speech at Chicago Japan Chamber of Commerce, Chicago) (in Japanese)
Nov. 2016
“Japan’s Monetary Policy and Abenomics” (Speech at University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Chicago) (in English)
Nov. 2016
“Japan’s Monetary Policy and Abenomics” (Speech at The Japan America Society of Chicago, Chicago) (in English)
Oct. 2016
“Did Europe Overcome the Euro Crisis?” (Presentation at the Panel Discussion at Meiji University Symposium 2016, Tokyo) (in Japanese)
Oct. 2016
“Bank of Japan’s Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing and its Transformation” (Speech at the Japan Press Club, Tokyo) (in Japanese).
Oct. 2016
“An Overview of Japan’s Unconventional Monetary Policy” (Presentation at the Panel Discussion ”Central Bank: Unable to Counteract low Inflation?”, “Central Europe’s Growth Perspectives in a New Normal World” Organized by Central Bank of Poland, Warsaw, Poland) (in English)
Sep. 2016
“Japanese Economy and BOJ’s New Monetary Policy Framework”(Seminar at the Japan’s Agenda Study, Tokyo) (in Japanese)
Sep. 2016
“Outlook of Bank of Japan’s Monetary Policy (Speech at the Japan Foreign Trade Council, Tokyo) (in Japanese)
September 2016
“Future of Europe” (Remarks at Asia Europe Economic Forum 10 Years Anniversary Panel, China)
September 2016
“Negative Interest Rates,” (Remarks at the Japan Society Panel Discussion, New York)
September 2016
“Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing with the Negative Interest Policy” (Seminar at Columbia University Business School, New York)
September 2016
“Negative Interest Rate Policy” (Seminar at Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
September 2016
“European Economy and Japan’s Monetary Policy” (Seminar at Institute for International Trade and Investment).
August 2016
"Japan's Stimulus Package and the Future of Abenomics" (Panel Discussion at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan)
July 2016
“Oil Prices, Inflation, and a Negative Interest Rate Policy” (Speech at the 5th OECD AMRO-ADB/ADBI Asian Regional Round Table on Macroeconomic and Structural Policy Challenges, Tokyo)
July 2016
“Implications for the Korean Economy and Policy Prescriptions” (Remarks at the Panel Discussion organized by the Conference for the 25th Anniversary of the Korean Institute of Finance, Korea)
July 2016
“QQE with a Negative Interest Rate Policy – Overview and Assessment” (Speech at the Conference for the 25th Anniversary of the Korean Institute of Finance, Korea)
July 2016
“International Policy Coordination” (Remarks at the Panel Discussion organized by the Lujiazui Form “Global Economic Growth Challenge and Financial Reform,” China)
June 2016
“QQE Experiences” (Speech at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan)
Nov. 2015
"Japan's Economic and Price Developments and Monetary Policy: Underlying Inflation Trend and Inflation Expectations" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Shimane)
Nov. 2015
"Monetary Policies in a Diversifying Global Economy: Japan, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific Region" (Remarks at the Conference Organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
Sep. 2015
"Unconventional Monetary Policies of the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank" (Remarks at the Bruegel Annual Meeting)
Jun. 2015
"Japan's Economic and Price Developments and Monetary Policy: Overview of the Two-Year Period after Adopting QQE" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Mie)
Mar. 2015
"Shifting toward a Moderately Inflationary Economy in Japan -- Overview of Firms' and Households' Inflation Expectations --" (Speeches at Bruegel, the European Central Bank, and the Bank of England)
Nov. 2014
"Japan's Economic Activity, Prices, and Monetary Policy: The Medium-Term Outlook and the Expansion of Monetary Easing" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Hiroshima)
Jul. 2014
"Recent Monetary Policy Trends in Advanced Economies and the Asia-Pacific Region" (Keynote Address at the National Asset-Liability Management Conference Held in Singapore)
May 2014
"Japan's Economic Activity, Prices, and Monetary Policy: Relationships between the Output Gap, Prices, and Wages" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Okinawa)
Feb. 2014
"Communication and Forward Guidance in a World of Unconventional Monetary Policy: The Case of the Bank of Japan" (Remarks at the 2014 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum Held in New York City)
Feb. 2014
"Monetary Easing and Communication Policy: A Review Based on Several Surveys" (Speech at a Seminar Held at Columbia University in New York City)
Jan. 2014
"Central Banks' Challenges in a Rapidly Changing Global Economic Environment" (Speeches at the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference Held in Singapore)
Nov. 2013
"Japan's Economic Activity, Prices, and Monetary Policy: Some Perspectives on the Slope of the Phillips Curve" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Tokushima)
Sep. 2013
"Monetary Policy and Forward Guidance in Japan" (Speeches at the International Monetary Fund and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Held in Washington, D.C.)
Jun. 2013
"Japan's Economy and Monetary Policy in an Increasingly Integrated Asia" (Speech at the Penang Economic Conference in Malaysia)
Jun. 2013
"Japan's Economic Activity, Prices, and Monetary Policy: Monetary Policy in the Past and Present" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Asahikawa)
Jan. 2013
"Japan's Monetary Policy in a Challenging Environment" (Speeches at the Bank of Italy and the Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference Held in Rome)
Nov. 2012
"Demographic Changes in Asia and Japan's Economic and Financial Developments" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Kumamoto)
Oct. 2012
"The Euro Area Crisis, the Flight-to-Safety Premium, and Cooperation and Coordination among Central Banks" (Remarks at the Workshop Co-Hosted by ADBI and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee)
Sep. 2012
"Have Demographic Changes Affected Japan's Macroeconomic Performance? -- Some Implications for Monetary Policy --" (Speeches at the Bank of Finland, the Riksbank, and Stockholm University)
Jun. 2012
"Europe's Economic and Financial Developments and Monetary Policy in Japan" (Speech at the 77th Meeting of the Society for the Economic Studies of Securities)
May 2012
"Recent Economic Developments and Monetary Policy in Japan: Strengthening Japan's Growth Momentum through Opportunities in Emerging Asia" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Akita)
Nov. 2011
"Recent Global Economic Developments and Monetary Policy in Japan: Growing Uncertainty over the European Sovereign Debt Issues" (Speech at a Meeting with Business Leaders in Yamanashi)
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