Day1 Speakers

Daniel Tarullo

Daniel Tarullo

Member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (2009-2017)

  • 5. U.S. Economy

Daniel Tarullo served as a member of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee from January,2009 to April, 2017. As oversight governor for supervision and regulation, he led the Board’s financial regulatory reforms, including implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, and revamped the Federal Reserve’s approach to the supervision of systemically important financial institutions. He was also the Federal Reserve’s representative to the international Financial Stability Board, including four years as chair of its Committee on Supervision and Regulation. In his monetary policy duties, he particularly concentrated on developments in labor markets and on the relationships between monetary policy and financial stability.



Masayoshi Amamiya

Masayoshi Amamiya
雨宮 正佳

Executive Director, Bank of Japan

  • 1. Keynote Speech

Apr. 1979 Joined the Bank of Japan
May 1999 Director, Head of Planning Division I,Policy Planning Office
Apr. 2001 Associate Director-General, Policy Planning Office
June 2002 Associate Director-General, Bank Examination and Surveillance Department
July 2004 Deputy Director-General, Secretariat of the Policy Board
Apr 2006 Director-General, Monetary Affairs Department
June 2010 Executive Director
May 2012 Executive Director and General Manager, Osaka Branch
Mar. 2013 Present Position

1979年 4月 日本銀行入行
2001年 5月 企画室企画第一課長
2001年 4月 企画室参事役
2002年 6月 考査局参事役
2004年 7月 政策委員会室審議役(組織運営)
2006年 4月 企画局長
2010年 6月 日本銀行理事
2012年 5月 日本銀行理事 大阪支店長嘱託
2014年 6月 日本銀行理事(再任)


Masahiko Furuya

Masahiko Furuya
古谷 雅彦

Deputy Director-General Financial Bureau, the Ministry of Finance, JAPAN

  • 2. Ministry of Finance

MASAHIKO FURUYA was appointed in July 2017 to Deputy Director-General in charge of JGB and treasury management, Financial Bureau, the Ministry of Finance, Japan. He leads JGB IR team and conducts oversea road shows as well as other IR activities.

Mr. Furuya was born in 1961, and graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1986 (LL.B). In the same year, he joined the Ministry of Finance, Japan. Through his career, he had experienced various key positions in the realms of public finance, mainly in tax area.
In recent years, he had experienced Director of Planning and Administration Division after several positions in Financial Bureau. Prior to his current position, he served as Councillor, Cabinet Secretariat for 2 years.

1986年 東京大学法学部卒業後、大蔵省(現財務省)入省
2008年 理財局国庫課長
2009年 理財局計画官
2010年 内閣府沖縄振興局総務課長
2012年 内閣官房内閣参事官
2014年 理財局総務課長を歴任
2015年 内閣官房内閣審議官を経て、2017年より現職(国債・国庫を担当)


Jesper Koll

Jesper Koll

CEO of Wisdom Tree Japan

  • 3. Japanese Economy

Jesper Koll has been researching and investing in Japan since becoming a resident in 1986. On July 1, 2015 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of WisdomTree Japan K.K. For the previous two decades Jesper served as the Managing Director of Research and Chief Strategist for major U.S. Investment banks - J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. His analysis and insights have earned him a position on several Japanese government- and corporate advisory committees. Jesper is one of the few non-Japanese members of the Keizai Doyukai, the Japan Association of Corporate Executives. He has written two books in Japanese, Towards a New Japanese Golden Age and The End of Heisei Deflation.
After arriving in Japan in 1986 Jesper initially worked as an aide to a Member of Parliament. Jesper has a Masters degree from the School of Advanced and International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and was a research fellow at both Tokyo University and Kyoto University. He is a graduate of the United World College Lester B. Pearson of the Pacific.



Toshiyasu Ohashi

Toshiyasu Ohashi
大橋 俊安

Managing Director & Head of FICC Research, Daiwa Securities

  • 4. Japanese Credit

Mr. Ohashi began his career at International Consulting Dept., Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (1996-2001). He became Head of Credit Research, FICC Research Dept., Daiwa Securities SMBC Co. Ltd. (2003-2009), and Head of FICC Research Dept. Daiwa Securities Co., Ltd.(Oct 2011-)
Mr. Ohashi hold a Bachelor of Engineering from Waseda University. He also hold Master of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, and Master of Engineering from Waseda University.



Day2 Speakers

Masatsugu Asakawa

Masatsugu Asakawa
浅川 雅嗣

Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, JAPAN

  • 1. Keynote Speech

Masatsugu Asakawa is currently serving as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, and is responsible for all international policies of the Japanese Ministry of Finance. His responsibilities include G20/IMF issues, foreign exchange rate policy, and development assistance. Since he joined the MOF in 1981, he has held many senior positions in the Ministry, including Director-General of the International Bureau(2014-15), Deputy Vice Minister for Policy Planning and Co-ordination(2013-14), Senior Deputy Director-General, International Bureau (2012-13), and Executive Assistant to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance(2012-13), Deputy Vice Minister for International Affair (2009-12)etc, He also served as Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister under the Aso Cabinet (2008-09).

1981年 大蔵省入省後、広島国税局廿日市税務署長、アジア開発銀行総裁補佐官、理財局課長補佐、主計局主査を歴任。
2008年9月 内閣総理大臣秘書官
2009年9月 副財務官
2012年8月 国際局次長
2012年12月 財務省国際局次長 兼 副総理・財務大臣秘書官
2013年6月 総括審議官
2014年7月 国際局長
2015年7月 現職


Max Baucus

Max Baucus

U.S. Ambassador to China (2014-2017)
U.S. Senator (D-MT) (1978-2013)

  • 2. Chinese Economy
  • 4. U.S. Politics

Max Baucus is uniquely qualified to address issues regarding U.S. tax reform, world trade, China and the Asian Continent. As Ambassador to China (2014 - 2017) and Chair of the Senate Finance Committee (2007 - 2014), Max Baucus has extensive experience in international trade issues. Ambassador Baucus led the passage and enactment of Free Trade Agreements with 11 countries and worked to increase U.S. exports by knocking down trade barriers. He was deeply involved in orchestrating congressional approval of permanent normal trade relations with China in 2000 and in facilitating China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization in 2001, and is credited with holding China accountable on issues of intellectual property, human rights and currency.



Willis Sparks

Willis Sparks

Director of Global Macro, Eurasia Group

  • 3. Geopolitics

Willis Sparks is a thought leader on risks, opportunities, and trends created by current geopolitical conflicts and political developments in major emerging market countries, as well as on US politics and foreign policy. He works directly with Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer on a variety of macro political risk projects.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group in 2005, Willis worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he wrote on transnational terrorism and US national security. He regularly gives speeches on market-moving trends in international politics for investor and corporate audiences in the US and abroad.
Willis holds master’s degrees in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he specialized in international security policy and the former Soviet Union, and from Sciences Po in Paris. He holds two bachelor’s degrees from Brown University and is a graduate of the Juilliard School.



Kazuhito Ikeo

Kazuhito Ikeo
池尾 和人

Professor, Keio University

  • 5. Japanese Government Bond

Research and professional experience:
2003-07 Chairman of the Graduate School of Economics, Keio University
1995- present Professor of Economics, Keio University
1994-95 Associate Professor of Economics, Keio University
1986-94 Associate Professor of Economics, Kyoto University
1980-86 Assistant Professor of Economics, Okayama University

1980年 岡山大学経済学部助手
1986年 京都大学経済学部助教授
1994年 慶應義塾大学経済学部助教授
1995年 同教授(現任)
2003年10月−2007年9月 慶應義塾大学大学院経済学研究科委員長


Izuru Kato

Izuru Kato
加藤 出

Chief Economist, President of the Totan Research Co.,Ltd

  • 5. Japanese Government Bond

Graduated from the International Economics Division, Faculty of Economics, Yokohama National University in 1988. Joined the Tokyo Tanshi, where he worked as a money market broker; served concurrently as an economist for the company from 1997 on. He has held his current position since 2013. He is a major BOJ watcher, acting as an economic commentator on TV programs, magazines and newspapers. His works include The Tokyo Money Market, The financial market - reading Major League Baseball and Dadacha Beans for better understanding, Bernarnke’s Fed and No Exit for The BOJ.



Takashi Yamada

Takashi Yamada
山田 孝志

Managing Director, Bond Trading Dpt., Daiwa Securities Co., Ltd

  • 5. Japanese Government Bond

Mr. Yamada has been a Head of FICC Bond Trading Dept. at Daiwa Securities since 2015.
He joined Daiwa Securities in 1991 and started his career as a FICC bond trader.
From 2010 to 2013, he worked for Daiwa Next bank as a Head of Treasury and Investment Dept. After that, he was promoted to FICC Bond Trading Dept. at Daiwa Securities.