Kantei Conference "Privatization of the Postal Services:
Fundamental Reform from Public to Private"

1. Date :
10:00-16:00, January 17th (Mon), 2005
2. Venue :
Kantei (Prime Minister's Residence)
3. Participants :
Ministers, economists, businessmen, government officials, etc. in and out of Japan (about 40)
List of participants is here(PDF-Format 24 KB)別ウィンドウで開きます。.
  • 4. Agenda :
    • (1) Morning Session: Necessity of the Privatization of the Postal Services(10:00-12:15)
    • Moderator: Heizo Takenaka (Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services)
      • (a) Opening (10 min)
        • Opening Speech: Junichiro Koizumi (Prime Minister)
      • (b) Keynote Speech (20 min, 10 minutes each)
        • Speaker 1: Hiroshi Okuda (Member of CEFP, Nippon Keidanren)
          • Necessity of the Privatization of the Postal Services
        • Speaker 2: Klaus Zumwinkel (Deutche Post World Net)
          • Experience of Privatization of the Postal Services in Germany
      • (c) Kick off presentation (25 min, 5 minutes each)
        • Presentation 1: Taro Aso (Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications)
          • Point: The Basic Viewpoint of the Privatization of the Postal Services
        • Presentation 2: Masaharu Ikuta (Japan Post)
          • Point: Program of the reform of Japan Post
        • Presentation 3: Kakutaro Kitashiro (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
          • Point: Expectation to the Privatization of the Postal Services
        • Presentation 4: Naoki Tanaka (Economic Commentator)
          • Point: Importance of the Privatization of the Postal Services
        • Presentation 5: Hugh Patrick (Columbia University)
          • Point: The Role of Postal Services Privatization in Structural Reform
      • (d) Round Discussion 1 (75 min)
      • (e) Closing Remarks for the morning session (5 min)
        • Speaker: Heizo Takenaka (Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services)
    • (2) Afternoon Session: Flow of Money: From Public to Private Channel(13:30-16:00) Document (PDF-Format 409 KB)別ウィンドウで開きます。
    • Moderator: Heizo Takenaka (Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services)
      • (a) Keynote Speech (20 min, 10 minutes each)
        • Speaker 1: Koichi Hamada (Yale University)
          • Change of the flow of money from public to private channel (macro side)
        • Speaker 2: Junichi Ujiie (University of Tokyo CIRJE)
          • Change of the flow of money from public to private channel (micro side)
      • (b) Kick off Presentations (30 min, 5 minutes each)
        • Presentation 1: Kent Calder (Johns Hopkins University)
          • Point: Rationalization of the flow of money of Japan
        • Presentation 2: Lee Kun Kyong (Korea, Market Economy Research Institute)
          • Point: Necessity and method of keeping fiscal balance
        • Presentation 3: Leon Brittan (UBS Investment Bank)
          • Point: Experience and importance of UK's privatization
        • Presentation 4: Toshihiko Fukui (Governor of Bank of Japan)
          • Point: Change of the flow of money from public to private channel
        • Presentation 5: Sadakazu Tanigaki (Minister of Finance)
          • Point: Change of the flow of money from public to private channel
      • (c) Round Discussion 2 (95min)
      • (d) Concluding Remarks (10 min)
        • Speaker: Heizo Takenaka (Minister of State for Privatization of the Postal Services)
      • (e) Closing
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