Japan’s Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs (1997-1999)
Fiscal and monetary policy
The Japanese economy
Dr. Eisuke Sakakibara is highly influential figure in international finance and macroeconomic research.
He served as Japan’s Vice Minister Of Finance For International Affairs from 1997 to 1999, earning the nickname of “Mr. Yen” due to his influence on currency markets.
Since April 2010 he has been a Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University. He is also the President of the Institute for Indian Economic Studies in Tokyo.
Prior to becoming Vice Minister Of Finance For International Affairs, he held many government positions including that of Director General of the International Finance Bureau; President of the Institute of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Director of the Treasury Division, Financial Bureau, Ministry of Finance and Special Advisor to the President, Japan Center for International Finance.
He has also served as Associate Professor of Economics, Institute for Policy Science, at Saitama University and Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Economics Department, at Harvard University. Dr. Sakakibara is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Taylor’s Award from the University of Michigan, the Bintang Mahaputra Utama from the Government of The Republic of Indonesia and The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, Government of Japan, April 2011.
DR. SAKAKIBARA'S TALKS
A towering figure in the world of international finance and public policy, Dr. Sakakibara is perfectly placed to analyse the future of Abe’s Japan, international currency markets, and economic trends in the context of shifting geopolitical dynamics in East Asia.