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Bank of Japan Representative Office
Washington, D C
"Japan's Economy and Monetary Policy: Issues and
ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity,
Peace and Security
University of Pennsylvania*
(* a specific venue tba)
We are pleased to share with you that Osamu Takemoto
will present "Japan's Economy and Monetary Policy: Issues and Outlook" at the ICAS
Fall Symposium 2004.
Osamu has been Chief Representative of the Bank of Japan
in Washington, D.C., since May 2002.
He began his career at the Bank of Japan in
1985. Upon joining the Bank, his main responsibilities were to analyze the activities
of Japanese banks and coordinate the Bank of Japan's on-site and off-site monitoring;
exchange views and advise banks on how to help stabilize the financial system; and
interview CEOs of blue-chip, as well as small and medium-sized firms, to better
assess the condition of the business sector. Osamu was also responsible for explaining
to the press the policies of the Bank and the current condition of business/banking
In 1997, Osamu attended an UNCTAD forum as a panelist on Financial Disclosure
by Banks. He was also seconded to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
(MITI) from 1991 to 1993, where Osamu was involved in the Uruguay Round of multilateral
trade negotiations and in various GATT issues.
Osamu was born on February 6, 1963,
in Aichi, Japan. He received a B.A. in law from Tokyo University in 1985 and an
MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, in 1991.
speakers, to date, include Thomas Byrne (ICAS Fellow; Vice President and Senior Credit
Officer, Financial Institutions and Sovereign Group, Moody's Investors Service),
Chuck Downs (ICAS Fellow; Author, Over the Line: North Korea's Negotiating Strategy),
Lawrence R Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics
Emeritus University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate) and C Kenneth Quinones (Director,
Korean Peninsula Programs, International Action). Thank you.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President