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09:00 – 09:30   Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:50   Welcome remarks
Megumi Suto- Dean, Waseda Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law
09:50 - 10:05  

Presentation: Update on Japan's Tax Framework for Islamic Finance
Yutaka Kitamura- Deputy Director, Office of Financial Taxation, Policy & Legal Division, Planning & Coordination Bureau, Financial Services Agency Japan

10:05- 10:50   Session One: CEO Session: Japan and the Growth of Islamic Finance
  Examining key developments and reforms facilitating the growth of Japan's Islamic financial market
 
  Where does Japan's Islamic financial market stand now?
  What are the opportunities local and regional players can look forward to?
  Competing effectively with the conventional financial system: Role of market players
  Increasing market growth: Education, market awarenesss and robust promotions of Islamic finance instruments
  Removing tax barriers and creating a level playing field:- What needs to be done?
    Moderator: Etsuaki Yoshida - Adjunct Research Fellow, Waseda University/JBIC
    Panelists: Yoshihiro Watanabe - Managing Director, Institute for International Monetary Affairs
Mikihisa Hirai - Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Partners Japan
Paul Hoff - Director, Asia Pacific Business Development, FTSE Asia Pacific
Takamitsu Oi- Executive Director, Nomura Islamic Asset Management
       
10:50 - 11:20   Break and networking
       
11:20 - 12:05   Session Two: Sukuk and the Islamic Capital Markets in Japan
    Identifying developments in the Sukuk market since the reform framework was introduced
   
  What does the tax reform on Sukuk Ijarah mean for the Japanese Islamic financial market?
  Market opportunities for Sovereign issuances
  The market and appetite for Islamic capital and foreign issuance
  Fund raising through corporate Sukuk to aid economic growth
  Sukuk rating perspective and criteria 
    Moderator: Stuart Porter - Partner, PwC Japan
    Panelist:

Naoki Ishikawa - Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Megat Hizaini Hassan - Partner and Head Islamic Finance Practice, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
Kazuhiko Tahara - Director, Daiwa Securities Capital Markets
Naoko Nemoto- Managing Director, Financial Institutions Ratings, Standard & Poor's
Rating Services

     
12:05 - 12:50   Session Three: The Market for Islamic Financial Products in Japan
    Addressing the potential for the local Takaful market and other Islamic financial products, and increasing its product base
   
  Hong Leong Takaful acquisition by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance:- What does this mean for the local market?
  Regulatory challenges facing Islamic financial products
  Developing the market for fund managers to establish Shariah compliant funds
  Raising funds via Islamic instruments for development purposes
  Where does the market for Islamic ETFs stand in Japan?
    Moderator: Etsuaki Yoshida - Adjunct Research Fellow, Waseda University/JBIC
    Panelists: Taniguchi Yasuo- Senior Vice President, R & D Group, Strategic Products Department, Investment Banking Unit, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
So Saito - Partner, Nishimura & Asahi
Praveen Jagwani - Chief Executive Officer, UTI International Singapore
Munirah Khairuddin - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CIMB-Principal Asset Management
       
12:50 - 13:50   Lunch
     
13:50 - 14:20   Session Four: The Market for Takaful in Japan
    Presentation 1: Growing the Takaful Market in Japan: Lessons Learnt from Malaysia
    Prof. Datuk Dr. Syed Othman Alhabshi- Chief Academic Officer, INCEIF
    Presentation 2: Overview of Concepts and Takaful Growth in the Middle East with a Global Perspective
    Ajmal Bhatty - President & Chief Executive Officer, Tokio Marine Middle East
     
14:20 - 14:50   Session Five
Case Study: Towards Promoting Islamic Banking and Finance in Japan -The Malaysian Experience
Suri Hanim Mohamed- Head of Islamic Banking, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
     
14:50 - 15:05   Presentation
    Labuan IBFC- The Islamic finance Gateway to Asia Pacific
    Aderi Adnan- Islamic Finance and Banking Advisor, Labuan IBFC
     
15:05 - 15:20   Country Presentation: South Korea
    Yong-Jae Chang- Partner, Lee & Ko
     
15:20 - 16:05   Session Six : Attracting Investment & Foreign Capital into Japan's Islamic Financial Market
    Encouraging the entrance of foreign investment into Japan's Islamic financial market
   
  What does Japan have to offer the Islamic financial markets?
  The "New Growth Strategy — blueprint for revitalizing Japan" report: Where does it stand now and what more needs to be done?
  Providing a suitable investment environment to diversify fundraising options
  Attracting foreign investments into Japan in the current economic environment
  Developing the financial sector as a bridge for Asian and Japanese economies
    Moderator: Paul Hoff- Director, Asia Pacific Business Development, FTSE Asia Pacific
    Panelists: Naoyuki Kabata - Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Aderi Adnan- Islamic Finance and Banking Advisor, Labuan IBFC
Takashi Tsukioka - Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Yong-Jae Chang - Partner, Lee & Ko
       
16:05- 17:00   Refreshments and Networking
       
 
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