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October 15, 2019
Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion

Tokyo as a Global Financial Hub: Announcing the Tokyo Financial Forum in New York

In order to shine the spotlight on Tokyo as the world’s leading global financial city, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is promoting initiatives to stimulate the financial industry in cooperation with the national government and private businesses. The vision for “Global Financial City: Tokyo” was set in November 2017 under the determined leadership of Governor Koike and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
As part of this effort, the “Tokyo Financial Forum in New York” will be held in New York City for companies interested in expanding into Japan. Please see below for details.

Event Name

Tokyo Financial Forum in New York

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM
(local time, venue opens 30 minutes beforehand)


Tokyo Metropolitan Government, The Organization of Global Financial City Tokyo (FinCity.Tokyo)

Supporters (planned)

Financial Services Agency in Japan (JFSA), Consulate General of Japan in New York, JETRO New York, Japan Exchange Group, Inc., Accenture Japan Ltd., Nuveen Japan Co., Ltd., Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd.


Morgan Stanley Headquarters
1585 Broadway Avenue New York, NY10036


Institutional investors who invest in Asian and Japanese stocks, asset management companies, financial institutions, fintech companies, and other Japan-affiliated companies in New York.
Approximately 150 attendees expected.

Agenda (planned)

Time Item Speaker
4:00PM Opening video message Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo
4:05PM Keynote Speech Yoshinao Ogawa, Senior Director for Strategic Projects
Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
4:15PM Keynote Speech: “Vision of Tokyo as a Leading Global Financial Hub” Hiroshi Nakaso, Chairman of FinCity.Tokyo
4:30PM Keynote Speech: “On the Recent Development of Japanese Financial Markets and JFSA's Policies” Yasumasa Tahara, Dircetor of the Corporate Accounting and Disclosure Division, Financial Services Agency
4:45PM Keynote Speech: “The Power of Tokyonomics -- Japan Investment Opportunities 2020 & Beyond” Jesper Koll, Senior Advisor, Wisdom Tree Investment Inc.
5:00PM Panel Discussion  



Special Zone Strategic Projects Promotion Section,
Strategic Projects Division, Office for Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion
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