Central Banking Series: Japan Session 2 : Asian Political Economy in Trumpian World

VIDEO November 13, 2017
  • Masashi Adachi, Member, House of Councilors. Director, Foreign Affairs Division, Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party
  • Torkel Patterson, a Member of the Board of Central Japan Railway Company, former Special Assistant to the President for Asia, Senior Country Director for Japan in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Masanori Nishi, Special Advisor to the Minister of Defense, former Vice Minister of Defense
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and Chair, GIC
  • Moderator : Kozo Koide, Chief Economist, Asset Management One

Speaker / Author

Masashi Adachi

Director, Foreign Affairs Division, House of Councillors

Masashi Adachi is a member of the House of Councilors, a Director of the Foreign Affairs Division, and sits on the Policy Research Council for the Liberal Democratic Party. Mr. Adachi was first elected to the House of Councillors in 2014 and is currently the Director of the Committee on Land and Transport. He also serves on the Committee on Audit and the Special Committee on Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Mr. Adachi received his degree in 1983 from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law. He also holds a Master of Criminal Justice and a Master of Laws ... Read More

Torkel Patterson

Board Member, Central Japan Railway Company

Torkel Patterson is a member of the board of Central Japan Railway Company, which operates the iconic Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka and which is developing the world’s first Superconducting Maglev line and holds the world’s record for the fastest train. Mr. Patterson previously served for more than six years with Raytheon Company, including more than four years as President, Raytheon International Inc., leading Raytheon’s international business development.  Mr. Patterson also served in a variety of posts in the U.S. Government in three administrations, including Special Assistant to the President for Asia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, and ... Read More

Masanori Nishi

Senior Advisor, Nippon Life Insurance Company

Masanori Nishi is a Senior Advisor at Nippon Life Insurance Company. He has been a Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense since August of 2017 after holding the role previously from 2015-2016. Mr. Nishi has held numerous roles at the Ministry of Defense such as Director General of the Bureau of Finance and Equipment, Director General of the Bureau of Defense Policy, and Administrative Vice Minister of Defense. Mr. Nishi first joined Japan Defense Agency (JDA) in April of 1978 and through the years held various roles in the Secretarial Division, Bureau of Personnel, Bureau of Equipment, NAHA Defense Facility ... Read More

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michael assesses macroeconomic developments around the world to help develop hedging strategies using futures markets in interest rates, currencies and industrial materials. He travels ... Read More

Kozo Koide

Asset Management One Co.  Ltd

Kozo Koide is the Chief Economist at Asset Management One Co.  Ltd.,  which  is  the largest Japanese asset management company with about 52 trillion yen (approximately 505 billion US$) assets under its management in October 2016. Asset Management One was established by four-party consolidation in Mizuho Financial Group in October 2016. He joined DIAM Co., Ltd. (formerly DL-IBJ Asset Management) in October 2000. Mr. Koide provides the economic view for investment strategies, formulates investment ideas and universe for investment trusts for DIAM.  He serves as  the exclusive member from an  asset management business of the Regular Interview Meeting by the ... Read More