Is Japan ready for the digital money revolution?

(The speech and Q & A will be in English.)

Coming changes in currencies, payments systems and ways of using money will  affect multiple aspects of everyday life for businessmen, investors, households and individuals - and yet the world's third largest economy seems to be lagging in coming to terms with what it all means.
This is your opportunity to catch up with what's going on in the digital money revolution in Japan and to put questions to expert panelists on the rapid changes that are taking place in the world of digital money.
Terms such as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), Crypto Currencies, "Stable Coins," Blockchain and others abound in confusing profusion. Our experts will explain the meaning of each and what part they will to play in a digital "future" that is fast becoming present reality
Our recently introduced "Deep Dive" series offers in-depth perspectives from leading experts on key business and social issues. On March 11th we looked at digital money from a global perspective and on March 24th we will zero in on what it means for Japan.
The panelists event will include:

  •  Tetsuya Inoue: Chief Researcher Financial Market & Innovation Research Department at Nomura Research Institute, Tokyo. He formerly served in the International department of the Bank of Japan and was a staff member of the Policy Board for several years.
  • Peter Morgan: Head of Research at the Asian Development Bank Institute or ADBI in Tokyo. He was formerly Chief Asia Economist at HSBC in Hong Kong and also worked for several leading international financial institutions.
  • Gavin Raftery: A partner of the Banking & Finance group at legal group Baker McKenzie, he is also a member of the firm's Tokyo office Management Committee. Gavin is additionally one of the heads of Baker McKenzie's Global Fintech Initiative.

No breakfast will be served on this occasion (owing to the Covid 19 pandemic); those attending in person are welcome to bring their own coffee (preferably in a recyclable container)

Non-members are 1,650 yen per person. Online attendance (via Zoom) is available at the same price per person; please indicate the intention to attend online when you signing up. Details on how to join online will be sent to individual emails by 3 PM, Tuesday, March 23. Non-members can reserve at the reception desk or by email (  Payment must be made in advance by 3PM, Monday, March 22, 2021. No refund is available unless the event is cancelled by FCCJ.  We kindly ask for your cooperation with Covid-19 prevention measures at the reception and to wear a mask in the premises.  Thank you. 

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