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Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2018

Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2018, co-sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the City of London Corporation, was held at Mansion House in London on Thursday, November 1. The seminar included presentations and panel discussions by the Governor of Tokyo, the Financial Services Agency, the Bank of Japan, JETRO, Japan Exchange Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and others.

▲ Welcome Remarks by Lord Mayor

▲ Panel Discussion


09:00-11:00, November 1, 2018 (Thu)


Old Ball Room, Mansion House


  1. Welcome Remarks by Alderman Charles Bowman, Lord Mayor of the City of London
  2. Opening Speech: "Tokyo: A Sustainable Global Financial Centre"
    Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
  3. Presentation by Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan: "On the Recent Development of Japanese Financial Markets and JFSA's Policies"
    Yasumasa Tahara, Director, Strategy Development Division, Strategy Development and Management Bureau
  4. Presentation by Bank of Japan: "Macroeconomic and Financial Environment in Japan and BOJ's initiatives"
    Hiromi Yamaoka, Director-General of Payment and Settlement Systems Department
  5. Presentation by Tokyo Metropolitan Government: "Developments toward a Global Financial City - Tokyo"
    Takahiro Tajiri, Senior Director for Strategic Projects, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
  6. Presentation by JETRO London: "Business opportunities in Tokyo"
    Daisaku Yukita, Deputy Director General
  7. Presentation by Japan Exchange Group, Inc: "London and Tokyo Stock Exchange"
    Hideki Tomita, Chief Representative in Europe
  8. Panel Discussion by UK asset management and Fintech companies about setting up business in Tokyo: "Why did you consider expanding your business to Tokyo? How did TMG support your expansion?"


    • Algebris Investments
      Wirex Ltd.


    • Access to Tokyo in London (Consultation Desk operated by TMG)
  9. Presentation by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd: "Partnerships with European companies for Financial Innovation"
    Masahiko Mizuguchi, General Manager, Global Transaction Banking Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd
  10. Presentation by JIAM: "Fintech for Asset Management in Japan ? Key takeaways from the industry survey"
    Keiichi Aritomo, Representative Director
  11. Presentation by Atsumi & Sakai Europe Limited: "Procedures and Licensing Requirements for Japan Market Entry for Asset Management and Fintech Businesses" Naoki Kanehisa, Partner
  12. Closing Remarks by Takahiro Tajiri, Tokyo Metropolitan Government