Monday, April 15, 2013

Japan's Finance Minister in Washington

 CSIS Statesmen's Forum

His Excellency Taro Aso
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan 
Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services


Welcoming Remarks and Introduction by 

Dr. John Hamre
President and CEO and The Pritzker Chair, CSIS 

Moderated by 

Dr. Michael J. Green
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
Associate Professor, Georgetown University 

Friday, April 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
B1 Conference Center
CSIS 1800 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006 

Mr. Aso was Japan's Prime Minister from September 2008 to September 2009.
He is best known for having to retract in the Diet his denial that his family business, Aso Mining, used Korean and Allied POW slave labor to maintain war production.  (Aso and Agriculture Minister Hayashi both come from family businesses that profited from the use of POW labor during the war.) The Aso family is Roman Catholic.

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