Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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Advancing India-Japan Economic Engagement


Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre

New Delhi


March 8, 2017




10.00 am

Inaugural Session


Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

Opening Remarks by Yoichi Nemoto, President, PRI

Keynote Address by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (TBC)

11.00 am

Coffee Break

11.30 am

Session 1 – Macro-Economic Trends in India and Japan


Chair Shankar Acharya, Honorary Professor, ICRIER


Sungyun Kim, President and Managing Partner, Nomura Research Institute India Private Limited

Sudipto Mundle, Emeritus Professor, NIPFP

Lead Discussant

Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER

Q & A

1.00 pm


1.45 pm

Session 2 – Reform Measures in India to Attract FDI & ODA


Chair Ajay Shanker, Former Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India


Vandana Kumar,  Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India

Takema Sakamoto, Chief Representative,  JICA India Office

Lead Discussant

Anil Padmanabhan, Executive Editor, Mint

Q & A

3.00 pm 

Coffee Break

3.15 pm

Session 3 India-Japan Cooperation in the Context of Rising Global Protectionism


Chair A. Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI


Shujiro Urata, Professor, Waseda University

Harsha Vardhana Singh, Executive Director, Brookings India

Lead Discussant

Chandni Raina, Professor, Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT

Q & A

4.30 pm

Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks

Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER


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