Sun & Star Symposium: Keynote Reception & Dinner

Prime Minister Koizumi’s Reforms: What Has Worked and What Should Be Next?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (6:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Ernst & Young Gallery, Fincher Building, Cox School of Business (map)


Heizo Takenaka, Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University, Japan

Heizo Takenaka is the Director of the Global Security Research Institute and Professor of Policy Management at Keio University, Japan.  He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Center for Economic Research in Tokyo.  He was a cabinet member of the Koizumi administration, serving as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (2005–2006), Minister of State for Financial Services (2002–2005), and Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy (2001–2005).  He also served as a legislator in the House of Councillors (2004–2005).

This event is held in partnership with:

  • SMU Cox School of Business
  • Sun & Star Japan Studies Fund
  • Japan-America Society of Dallas/Forth Worth
  • Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Keio Research Institute at SFC (KRIS), Japan Studies Platform Laboratory