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January 14, 2021
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Announcing the Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2021 – Applications to participate are now being accepted

Based on the “Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of London Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Government” regarding exchanges and cooperation signed by both parties on December 2017, we are pleased to inform you that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the City of London Corporation (CoLC) will hold the “Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2021” based around the theme of FinTech. Please see below for details.

*About the “Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of London Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Regarding Exchange and Cooperation:
As a part of the “Global Financial City: Tokyo” Vision, this is memorandum of understanding between the CoLC, which acts as a hub for London’s financial industry, and TMG. This memorandum of understanding includes cooperation in the areas of financial events, financial education programs, green finance and other areas.

Outline of the Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2021

1 Date and Time

Friday, February 12, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Japan standard time)

2 Method of Hosting

Online webinar
*Pre-registration is required for participation

3 Eligible Participants

Domestic and international FinTech-related companies, financial institutions and related companies

4 How to Participate (for general participants and members of the media wanting to participate online)

Please register at TMG’s Office Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion Website.

5 Application Period

From Thursday, January 14, 2021 to Friday, February 5, 2021

6 Venue

BELLESALLE Jinbocho Annex Hall, 1st floor
(2-36-1 Jimbocho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Sumitomo Fudosan Chiyoda First Wing)
*Regular participants must join online

7 Program (planned) *Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available, admission is free

Time Subject Presenter
5:30 pm Opening Remarks MIYASAKA Manabu, Vice Governor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
5:35 pm Opening Remarks William RUSSELL, the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of London
5:45 pm Speech
”Initiatives to Support Digital Innovation(provisional title)”
NOZAKI Akira, Director for Organizational Strategy and Human Resources Policy and Director of the FinTech and Innovation Office, Financial Services Agency, JAPAN
5:55 pm Speech
“Opportunity for Business in Tokyo and About FinCity.Tokyo”
YOSHIMATSU Kazuhiko, General Manager, FinCity.Tokyo
6:05 pm Speech
”An Introduction to Japan’s FinTech Ecosystem and its Future Prospects”
KITO Takeshi, Vice-chair, Fintech Association of Japan
6:15 pm Pitch Presentation by Japan firms 3 representatives from Tokyo-based FinTech Companies
6:30 pm Speech
”The IA Engine FinTech Hub and Global Partnership”
Jack KNIGHT, Deputy Chief Executive, Investment Association
6:40 pm Pitch Presentation by UK firms UK firms (3 firms)
6:55 pm Closing Remarks Sir Roger GIFFORD, Former Lord Mayor and Alderman of the City of London Corporation, and Chair, Green Finance Institute

8 Host

Tokyo Metropolitan Government

9 Co-host

City of London Corporation

10 Supporters (planned)

Financial Services Agency, The Japanese Government; The Organization of Global Financial City Tokyo (FinCity.Tokyo); Fintech Association of Japan

Please click here for the original Japanese press release.

Inquiries (in Japanese only)
Special Zone Strategic Projects Promotion Section, Office for
Strategic Policy and ICT Promotion
Assigned Operations for Global Financial City Tokyo
Email: S1080102(at)
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Phone: 03-5388-2144

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