Establishment of the Roundtable Committee on the Vision of the Japanese Financial System and Policies in the Future

  1. FSA has decided to establish an informal committee for Minister of Financial Services Agency Hakuo Yanagisawa with the aim to:
(1) Discuss urgent issues including the disposal of non-performing loans (NPLs) from a wide range of views;
(2) Survey the vision of the Japanese financial system in a comprehensive manner in the medium and long run, with respect to the roles that it should assume for our living and the management of companies;
(3) Based on such vision, study the way in which the policies for financial and capital markets may adequately meet the people's needs.
  1. The Committee plans to extract the points at issue through open-ended discussions among members and guests, and come up with a vision based on joint efforts by the members by mid-2002.
  2. First Session
    18:00-20:00 (Monday) October 1
  3. Members (Refer to Appendix)



Shoichi Royama   President of Takaoka National College   Chairman
Takatoshi Ito Professor at Hitotsubashi University Deputy Chairman
Kazuhito Ikeo Professor at Keio University  
Hiroshi Ota Assistant managing editor, Yomiuri Shimbun
Naoaki Okabe Deputy chief editorial writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
Tetsuya Katada Director and Advisor, Komatsu Ltd.
Takeaki Kariya Head of Research Center for Financial Engineering, Kyoto University
Hidetaka Kawakita Director of Finance and Investment Planning Dept., Nippon Life Insurance Co.
Hiroko Kawamoto Senior Expert of Financial Institutions Group at McKinsey & Company.,Inc.
Hideki Kanda Professor at Tokyo University
Taichi Sakaiya Economic critic
Tetsuro Sugiura Chief Economist, Fuji Research Institute Corporation
Naoki Tanaka President of the 21st Century Public Policy Institute
Atsushi Nakajima Chief Economist of Research Dept., Industrial Bank of Japan
Mitsuhiro Fukao Professor at Keio University
Yasuyuki Fuchita Head of Capital Market Research Dept., Nomura Research Institute
Hidefumi Yamagami General Manager of Research Office, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
Naoyuki Yoshino Professor at Keio University

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