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Changing Paradigm of India-Japan Relations
17th December (Monday) - Jacaranda Hall - I & II
10.00 am Inaugural Session
  • Welcome Remarks by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
  • Opening Remarks by Yuji Takagi, President, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Special Guest Remarks by Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan, India

Keynote Address by Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs, Government of India
11.15 am Coffee Break
11.30 am Session I - India-Japan Strategic Partnership

Chair: H. K. Singh, Chair Professor, ICRIER-Wadhwani Chair in India-US Policy Studies [Download Presentation]

Guest Speakers:
  • Taniguchi Tomohiko, Visiting Professor, Meiji University
  • C. Rajamohan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
  • Madhu Bhalla, Professor, Dept. of East Asian Studies, Delhi University
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Session II - Regional Dimensions of India-Japan Relations
Chair: Rajiv Kumar, Distinguished Economist

Guest Speakers:
3.15 pm Coffee Break
3.30 pm Session III - India-Japan Bilateral Economic Cooperation
Chair: Tamaki Tsukada, Minister (Economic and Development) Embassy of Japan, India

Guest Speakers:
7.00 pm Release of Book Devaluing to Prosperity: Misaligned Currencies and their Growth Consequences

Union Minister of Finance, Shri P. Chidambaram will release the book.

Book release will be followed by panel discussion. The discussion will be moderated by T.N Ninan, Chairman, Business Standard Limited

Panelists:
  • Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Adviser, Govt. of India
  • Shinji Takagi, Professor, Osaka University
  • Surjit Bhalla, Author of the Book
8.15 pm Dinner Reception
 
18th December (Tuesday) - Jacaranda Hall - II
10.00 am Special Address by Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, CEO and Executive Managing Director, JBIC [Download Presentation]
10.45 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Concluding Session - Future Outlook for India-Japan Relations
Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE ICRIER

Guest Speakers:
  • R.V. Kanoria, President, FICCI
  • Shinji Takagi, Professor, Osaka University [Download Presentation]
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO &MD, DMICDC
  • Hajime Hayashi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan, New Delhi
  • Gautam Bambawale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs
  • Toshiro Nishizawa, Director General, Country Credit Department, JBIC
    [Download Presentation]
1.00 pm Lunch