Melbourne: Abenomics – Domestic Reform and the Revitalisation of Japan

Event Name Abenomics: Domestic Reform and the Revitalisation of Japan
Start Date 20th Feb 2014 7:00pm
End Date 20th Feb 2014 9:30pm
Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes

Professor Takatoshi Ito is one of Japan’s most authoritative and prolific commentators on the Japanese economy. A proponent of strong economic reforms in Japan, he has extensive experience both as an academic economist – he is currently Professor at the Graduate School of Economics and Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy at the prestigious Tokyo University – and as an influential adviser to the Government of Japan.

He is member of a number of the key Councils set up to advise Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso in their pursuit of Abenomics — or the Prime Minister’s signature plan for revitalisation of the Japanese economy through three arrows of aggressive monetary policy easing, continued fiscal stimulus and sweeping structural reforms.  Professor Ito was recently appointed to the newly-formed “Panel for Vitalizing Financial and Capital Markets” and concurrently holds many other advisory roles.

Professor Ito has also held senior positions at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, the International Monetary Fund, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Japan Centre for Economic Research. He has enjoyed a distinguished academic career and was awarded the Emperor’s Medal in 2011 for his exceptional academic achievement.  He is the author of several books on finance and economics including: The Japanese Economy, The Political Economy of the Japanese Monetary Policy, and Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan and has written over 50 pieces in academic journals around the world  on international finance and the Japanese economy.

Few economists in Japan are better placed than Professor Ito to speak about Abenomics, and the potential revitalisation of the world’s third-largest economy – one that remains critically important to Australia’s future.


Asialink Members/Leaders Program and Alumni – $130
Non Members – $160

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