09:00 – 09:30   Registration and refreshments
09:30 – 09:40   INCEIF & Waseda University MOU
09:40 - 09:50   Welcome remarks
Megumi Suto- Dean, Waseda Graduate School of Finance, Accounting & Law Director, Waseda Centre for Finance Research
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, Japan Bank for International Corporation
    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

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

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, Japan Bank for International Corporation
    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
Fawad Butt - Managing Partner, Zeus Capital Advisers
12:50 - 14:00   Lunch
14:00 - 14:30   Session Four
Case Study: TBA
14:30 - 14:45   Presentation
    Aderi Adnan- Islamic Finance and Banking Advisor, Labuan IBFC
14:45 - 15:00   Country Presentation: South Korea
    Yong-Jae Chang- Partner, Lee & Ko
15:00 - 15:45   Session Five : 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
Fawad Butt - Managing Partner, Zeus Capital Advisers
Takashi Tsukioka - Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
Yong-Jae Chang - Partner, Lee & Ko
15:45- 17:00   Refreshments and Networking
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India 3rd August
Pakistan 5th August
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Canada 10th November
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Brunei 13th December
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