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Date and Location

September 27, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
T-520 Nye A, B, C (three Rooms)


Japan's Economy and Monetary Policy: Is Profound Change Coming? Photo

​Please join us for this conversation with
Tokiko Shimizu, Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan. This event will
be moderated by Christina L. Davis, the Edwin O. Reischauer Professor
of Japanese Politics in the Department of Government at Harvard and
Director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University.

Ms. Tokiko Shimizu has served as Assistant Governor since July 2020, and is in charge of International Department, and the Bank’s international affairs. Since joining the Bank in 1987, she has accumulated experience mainly in the fields of financial markets and prudence policy. She was appointed to her first senior position as Head of the Foreign Exchange Division of the Financial Markets Department in 2006 and has held several senior positions including Head of Financial Institutions Surveillance Division and Principal Examiner of the Financial System and Bank Examination Department. She also served as General Manager for Europe, Takamatsu Branch and Nagoya Branch, where she frequently met with various executives in the private sector as a part of her mission to research on the current state of the areas economies. She earned her Bachelor's degree in urban engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1987 and her Master's degree in International Policy Studies at Stanford University in 1994.

This in-person only event will be held in Nye ABC (5th Floor Taubman Building). Refreshments will be served.

It is being co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.​

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Speakers and Presenters

​Tokiko Shimizu, Assistant Governor of the Bank of Japan