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March 02, 2010 【Seminar / Symposium / Lecture】

International Conference on "Regulation Crossing Borders"

  Under the Support Project for Strategic University Collaborations, funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, Hitotsubashi University and Keio University will jointly establish a graduate school for advanced EU Studies which will aim to construct a world-class network of knowledge and people, and which will moreover serve as a thinktank. As part of this project, we are pleased to announce an upcoming international conference entitled "Regulation Crossing Borders," orchestrated by the joint efforts of the EUSI (EU Studies Institute in Tokyo), the ANU (Australian National University) Centre for European Studies, and the European Studies Centre at Oxford University, to be held on March 31st.

  The conference, which will serve to kick off a two-year joint research project between the above universities, will concern important contemporary issues related to the EU from an interdisciplinary perspective bridging economics, law and politics. The focus will be on problems of regulation related to the global financial crisis, discussed in various international forums such as the G20. The financial crisis, instead of being limited to the US where it originally broke out, extended into the EU and other countries in Europe, and developed into a global crisis under deregulation, which was followed by globalization beyond borders. Within this context, our project will discuss how "regulation" should be conducted, with consideration of the role that EU regulation plays in the wake of the economic crisis.

  Choosing to broadly define the term "regulation," the talks will cover various aspects of EU economic and political policy in a global context, including the relations between globalization and regionalism.

  We are particularly honored to have a keynote speech by the former commissioner of the Financial Services Agency, Takafumi Sato. Furthermore, specialists in each field of economics, law and politics will approach the issue of "regulation crossing borders" from their own perspectives. You are cordially invited to attend and participate in this significant conference.

The conference is to be one of several such ventures as the joint research project develops.
For further information, please consult the project webpage at

Venue: Josui Kaikan, Kanda, Tokyo
Access Map:
Admission: Free
Language: Simultaneous interpretation will be provided

Pre-registration is required. To register,please email with your name and affiliation by March 29th (JST).

Organized by the Support Project for Strategic University Collaborations
Supported by the EU Studies Institute
In association with the ANU (Australian National University) Centre for European Studies, the Centre for European Studies at St Antony's College, Oxford University, and the EU Studies Institute in Tokyo


10:00 - 10:30: Registration
10:30 - 10:40: Opening Remarks
           Vice-President Susumu Yamauchi of Hitotsubashi University
10:40 -10:45: Opening Remarks
           First Secretary, Head of Press, Public and Cultural Affairs,
           Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Rudie Filon
10:45- 11:00: Explanation of the International Conference
           Professor Eiji Ogawa of Hitotsubashi University
11:00 - 12:00 Keynote Speech
           Former Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Takafumi Sato
           "Post-Crisis Trends of Financial Re-Regulation"

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Session 1: Financial and Monetary Aspects
Chair: Professor Sahoko Kaji of Keio University
Presentation by Mr. Nobuyuki Kinoshita, Secretary General of Securities and Exchange
           Surveillance Commission
           "Japan's Capital Market Regulation in the Aftermath"
Presentation by Professor Jennifer Corbett of Australian National University
           "Regional Financial Integration and Cross Border Regulation"
Presentation by Professor Eiji Ogawa of Hitotsubashi University
           "Regional Monetary Cooperation in the US Dollar Key Currency System"

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 Session 2: Law and Political Aspects
Chair: Professor Kyoji Kawasaki of Hitotsubashi University
Presentation by Dr. Dimitar Bechev of Oxford University
          "Extending Governance: The EU's Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies"             
Presentation by Dr. Chie Sato of Hitotsubashi University
                         "Application of EU Competition Law under the Financial Crisis"
Presentation by Dr. Hartmut Mayer of Oxford University
                         "Europe and Global Governance: The Role of the European Union in Responding to and Regulating Security Challenges beyond Its Region"

17:00 - 17:10 Closing Remarks