6th Annual CKGSB China-Japan CEO Roundtable

March 03, 2018

With bilateral trade between China and Japan topping US$340 billion in 2014 and Japan investing more than US$100 billion in China last year, it is more crucial than ever that these two Asian powerhouses can work closely together. Join an impressive line-up of executives from China and Japan to hear where the best opportunities for growth exist and how the two partners can cooperate for greater success.

As the world’s second and third largest economies, China and Japan together account for more than a fifth of global output. Moreover, the bilateral trade relationship between China and Japan is the third largest in the world, with over US$340 billion of trade in 2014. In fact, Japan is the largest investor in China, with direct investment of more than US$100 billion in 2014.

These trade and investment figures provide only a glimpse into how important and intertwined the relationship is between these two Asian powerhouses. A closer look into the two countries reveals how complementary their respective economies are—with different levels of industrial and technological capabilities that can generate unmatched economic growth.

Yet, there are still tremendous untapped reserves that offer further opportunity for mutual growth if mined together. What are the opportunities in China’s fast-changing market, especially within the emerging trends of internet banking and clean industrial technologies? What can Japanese leaders learn from successful Chinese CEOs and what best practices can they offer in return? Where do opportunities lie in other regions—such as Southeast or Central Asia—and where should Chinese and Japanese businesses cooperate for greater success?

CKGSB is pleased to hold its 6th annual China-Japan CEO Roundtable on December 1, 2015, in Beijing, to specifically address these, and other, questions. By convening top business leaders from China and Japan, the Roundtable offers a chance to share ideas and trends, while identifying opportunities for cooperation.

Confirmed speakers include:

Toshiyasu IIYAMA, COO and Regional CEO (Asia ex-Japan), Nomura Holdings

Hiroki INOUE, Chairman, Managing Executive Officer and Southeast Asia President, Sumitomo Corporation

Tatsuo SUGIYAMA, Regional CEO (East Asia), NIPPON EXPRESS

Tatsuhito TOKUCHI, Managing Director and Chairman of the Investment Banking Committee, CITIC Securities

Shunichi MATSUI, Executive Vice President, Regional CEO for East Asia, Chief Representative for China, Mitsubishi Corporation

Hirokazu YANAOKA, Chairman, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (China)

Tetsu YAMADA, Senior Vice President, President of International Business Division, Lawson

XIANG Bing, Founding Dean, CKGSB

OU-YANG Hui, Dean’s Distinguished Chair Professor of Finance and Director of Research Center on Internet Finance, CKGSB

TANG Yue, Founder of Blue Ridge Capital China and CKGSB Alumnus

ZHANG Zhifeng, Founder of NE·TIGER and CKGSB Alumnus

ZHANG Weixiang, Chairman of Zhejiang Jianlong Holdings Group and CKGSB Alumnus

LI Kan, Managing Partner of Long Capital and CKGSB Alumnus

LI Weihong, Partner for Japan Investments, Fosun



December 1, 2015
9:30 AM-12:30 PM (Registration is at 9:00 – 9:30 AM)


Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

20/F Tower E2 Oriental Plaza, No 1 Chang’an Avenue, Beijing 100738, P.R. China


Chinese and Japanese (Simultaneous Interpretation)

Registration: To RSVP or to find out more about this event, please contact Ms. Melody Tu at (010) 8518-8858 ext. 3401 or

Views of Past Participants:

“We (Chinese and Japanese executives) are creating a way of management and its related theory that is different from our Western counterparts. I hope that CKGSB will continue to pursue these kinds of new global management theories. At the moment, political relations between China and Japan are not great, but we, as business people, should have a calm and warm attitude towards each other. I am confident that this will enable the two countries’ relations to improve.”                                              

—Jiro NAKAMURA, Former Executive Vice President, NIPPON EXPRESS

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“It is my first time at such an event, and executives of Chinese and Japanese companies have indeed had an engaging and genuine discussion. I am sure this event will play an important role in the development and communication between Chinese and Japanese companies.”

—Takashi NISHIBAYASHI, Vice President, General Manager of the China Division, Nissan Motor

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