UK-Japan 21st Century Group | 20th Conference

February 6–8, 2004
Brocket Hall, United Kingdom
On February 6–8, 2004, the 20th conference was held in Brocket Hall, UK, under the joint chairmanship of Yasuhisa Shiozaki (member, House of Representatives and former parliamentary vice-minister for finance) and Rt. Hon. Peter Mandelson MP (member, House of Commons). Participants shared views on the future direction of bilateral cooperation, political governance, challenges of corporate social responsibility, global governance, and prospects for environmental sustainability. Prior to the conference, the delegation paid courtesy calls on Prime Minister Tony Blair, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, and Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development.

February 5

Courtesy Calls to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, and Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for International Development

February 6

Session I: Economic and Social Developments since 1985: Pointers for Future Bilateral Cooperation

UK Speaker: Bill Emmott, Editor, The Economist
Japanese Speaker: Yukio Satoh, President, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Dinner Session

Guest Speaker: Sir Howard Davies, Director, London School of Economics; former Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (F.S.A.)

February 7

Session II: Political Governance: Sustaining the Democratic Process

UK Speaker: Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Politics and Government; Vice Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford
Japanese Speaker: Hideo Otake, Professor, Kyoto University

Session III: Corporate Social Responsibility: The Challenges facing Large Companies

UK Speaker: Richard Lambert, former Chief Editor of the Financial Times; Member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee
Japanese Speaker: Hajime Sasaki, Chairman of the Board, NEC Corporation

Lunch Session: International Trade Negotiations after Cancun

Guest Speaker: Lord Brittan, Deputy Chairman, UBS; former Vice President European Commission

Session IV: Global Governance: A Unilateral or Multilateral World?

Subthemes:

  • The Role of the UN in International Crises
  • British/Japanese Special Relationships with the US
  • UK/Japan Collaboration in Crisis Management

UK Speaker: Robert Cooper, Director General (External Economic Relations and CFSP), European Council
Japanese Speaker: Koji Watanabe, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange

February 8

Session V: The Environment: Prospects for Sustainability

UK Speaker: Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG, former President, Green College, Oxford; former British Ambassador to the United Nations
Japanese Speaker: Shinji Fukukawa, Advisor, Dentsu Inc.; Advisor, Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute

Concluding Session: Chairmen’s Summaries and Recommendations

UK PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

THE RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON MP

Member of the House of Commons, Labour; Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

PARTICIPANTS

DR VINCENT CABLE MP

Member of the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat

SIR COLIN CAMPBELL

Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham

CHARLES CUDDINGTON

Managing Director, Rolls Royce plc

THE RT. HON. LORD FORSYTH OF DRUMLEAN

Deputy Chairman, JPMorgan UK; former Secretary of State for Scotland

SIR STEPHEN GOMERSALL, KCMG

HM Ambassador, Tokyo

MELVILLE GUEST

Executive Director, UK-Japan 21st Century Group; former Chief Executive, Asia House

FABIAN HAMILTON MP

Member of the House of Commons, Labour

THE RT. HON. LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD

Former Chairman, UK-Japan 21st Century Group; House of Lords

SHIGEAKI KATAGIRI

Managing Director and Representative in Japan, UBS Securities Japan Ltd

RICHARD LAMBERT

Former Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times; Member of Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

LORD LAMING

House of Lords

ANTHONY LOEHNIS

Treasurer and former Executive Director, UK-Japan 21st Century Group

DR. TIDU MAINI

Pro Rector, Development & Corporate Affairs, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine

ANNE MCINTOSH MP

Member of the House of Commons, Conservative

PIETER MONTYN

Executive Vice-President, BAE Systems

THE RT. HON. SIR RICHARD NEEDHAM

Chairman, Dyson plc; Former Minister of State for Trade

JOYCE QUIN MP

Member of the House of Commons, Labour

VISCOUNT TRENCHARD

Senior Advisor, Prudential Financial Inc.; Joint Chairman, Japan Society

STEWART WHITE

Group Public Policy Director, Vodafone

SPEAKERS

BILL EMMOTT

Editor, The Economist

SIR HOWARD DAVIES

Director, London School of Economics

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL GCMG

Former President, Green College, Oxford; former British Ambassador to the United States

RT HON LORD BRITTAN

Deputy Chairman, UBS; former Vice President European Commission

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR

Professor of Government, Oxford University

ROBERT COOPER

Director General, CFSP, European Council

JAPANESE PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

YASUHISA SHIOZAKI

Member, House of Representatives; Former Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Finance

PARTICIPANTS

HATSUO AOKI

President, Fujisawa Pharmaceutical, Ltd.

TERUAKI AOKI

Corporate Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation

SHINJI FUKUKAWA

Advisor, Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute; Advisor, Dentsu Inc.

HIROYA ICHIKAWA

Professor, Sophia University

YOSHIO ISHIZAKA

Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Corporation

YOSHIYUKI KASAI

President, Central Japan Railway Company

SEIJI MAEHARA

Member, House of Representatives

HIDEO OTAKE

Professor, Kyoto University

HAJIME SASAKI

Chairman of the Board, NEC Corporation

YUKIO SATOH

President, Japan Institute of International Affairs; Former Ambassador to UN

HIDEYA TAIDA

Executive Director, The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)

KEIZO TAKEMI

Member, House of Councillors

KOJI WATANABE

Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Executive Advisor, Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

TADASHI YAMAMOTO

President, Japan Center for International Exchange

AKIKO YAMANAKA

Visiting Professor, United Nations University in Tokyo

FUMIHIKO YOSHIDA

Editorial Writer, The Asahi Shimbun

MASAKI ORITA

Japanese Ambassador to UK

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