Corporate Dinner: Central Banking and the Good Society

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
301 Park Avenue (bet. 49th & 50th Streets)
New York , NY
Event type
Lunch / Dinner  

Event Transcripts and Video

Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor of the Bank of Japan, addressed the Foreign Policy Association at its annual Corporate Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria on "Central Banking and the Good Society." 

Read Remarks by Masaaki Shirakawa

Introduction:  Lewis Kaden, Vice Chairman, Citigroup Inc.

Presentation of FPA Medal:
Terrence Checki, Executive  Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Honorable Masaaki Shirakawa, Governor, Bank of Japan

Event Speakers

    • The Honorable Masaaki Shirakawa - Honoree
      Governor of the Bank of Japan

      Born in Fukuoka, Japan on September 27, 1949.

      Governor, Bank of Japan since April 9, 2008; Chair of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Asian Consultative Council since October 2010, and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BIS since January 2011; Member of the Group of Thirty since August 2009.

      Graduated from the University of Tokyo with a B.A. in Economics and hired by the Bank of Japan in 1972, he completed his advanced training at the University of Chicago (M.A. in 1977).  At the Bank of Japan, his career encompassed both monetary policy and financial stability, and held key positions, including Executive Director (2002 - 2006), responsible for laying the groundwork of Japanese monetary policy decisions.  He also had extensive international experience, as the General Manager for the Americas and as the Advisor to the Governor for International Capital Markets.

      Leaving the Bank in July 2006, he assumed Professorship at the Kyoto University School of Government until March 2008, when he rejoined the Bank.


    • The Honorable Masaaki Shirakawa

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