International Monetary Fund

Program of Seminars

NHK Debate - Globalization at a Crossroads:
From Tokyo to Tokyo

Thursday October 11, 2012 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tokyo International Forum Hall C

Globalization at a Crossroads
Kaori Iida,
Anchor, NHK

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Koriki Jojima

Koriki Jojima
Minister of
Finance, Japan

Takashi Kawamura

Takashi Kawamura
of the Board,
Hitachi, Japan

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

Klaus Schwab

Klaus Schwab Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

Kaori Iida

Kaori Iida
Anchor, NHK, Japan

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The global economic system has delivered remarkable successes since the last time Tokyo hosted the Annual Meetings in 1964, with rising living standards and millions of people pulled out of poverty globally, thanks to rapid growth in trade and more integrated financial markets. But globalization is not without its limit. To mitigate economic anxieties and continue to harness the benefits of globalization, stronger cooperation among countries must successfully be brought to bear on some pressing issues of our time: tackling high unemployment in advanced countries; transforming growth models in fast-growing economies; ensuring that rapid change does not leave the vulnerable behind; building a resilient global financial architecture; and dealing with climate change, among others. Panelists will be asked to address how to bolster and reform the global economic system to tackle these problems and ensure that all countries and people prosper together.

Key questions to be addressed will include:

  • How to bolster and reform the global economic system to tackle these problems?
  • How to ensure that all countries and people prosper together?

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