Prospects for Japan's G20 Osaka Summit

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 20199:00AM - 7:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place
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Japan is hosting the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka on June 28-29, 2019. In anticipation of that meeting, the Centre for the Study of Global Japan and the G20 Research Group of the University of Toronto are hosting a one-day symposium on May 8, 2019 to survey the agenda for the summit and provide an assessment of its prospects.

In addition to leaders of G20 countries, other leaders and the heads of many international organizations have been invited. It will be the largest summit Japan has ever hosted. According to Prime Minister Abe, “At the Osaka Summit, Japan is determined to lead global economic growth by promoting free trade and innovation, achieving both economic growth and reduction of disparities, and contributing to the development agenda and other global issues. Furthermore, we will discuss how to address the digital economy from an institutional perspective and issues that arise from an aging society. We will introduce Japan’s efforts, including the productivity revolution amid a “Society 5.0” era, towards achieving a society where all individuals are actively engaged.”

The day-long U of T symposium will be held in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place on May 8, beginning at 9AM. A range of distinguished officials and scholars from Japan, Canada, Europe, and the United States will discuss the evolving G20 agenda. All are welcome to attend. More details will follow.


Shannon Garden-Smith
(416) 946-5372

Main Sponsor

Centre for the Study of Global Japan


G20 Research Group, University of Toronto


Consulate General of Japan in Toronto

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