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Thomson Reuters Corporation

June 19, 2011 21:00 ET

Reuters Rebuilding Japan Summit -- 20-22 June 2011 -- CEOs, Government Officials, Bankers and Investors to Discuss the Outlook for Japan

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 19, 2011) -

REUTERS NEWS ADVISORY
For News Week of June 20, 2011

ATTENTION: Business and Finance Reporters

REUTERS REBUILDING JAPAN SUMMIT IN TOKYO BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011

Continuous Coverage Available on Reuters.com

CEOs, government officials and other senior executives will visit the Reuters bureau in Tokyo on June 20-22 to discuss the outlook for Japan in a series of exclusive interviews. The stories and videos from the closed on-the-record sessions at the Reuters Rebuilding Japan Summit will be posted online at www.reuters.com/summits.

Japan was already facing grim economic prospects when the earthquake in March plunged it into its worst crisis since World War Two. Now, the country confronts the tough balancing act of rebuilding its devastated northeast coast and revitalizing the economy while grappling with the underlying problems that put it into a two-decade economic slumber.

There is no shortage of dilemmas. The country needs to plan reconstruction spending but faces threats of credit rating downgrades due to its massive public debt. It wants to raise taxes to pay for the fast-aging society's ballooning welfare costs, but risks exacerbating already weak consumer spending. It is reviewing nuclear safety standards following the crisis at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima plant, but needs to ensure ample electricity supplies to power the nation's manufacturers.

And don't forget politics. With Naoto Kan -- Japan's fifth prime minister in as many years -- having promised to quit following criticism of his handling of the disaster, who will step up to lead the country out of the quagmire?

What will Japan's companies do to regain their global competitiveness? Will the crisis serve as a catalyst to reinvigorate the world's third-biggest economy or relegate it to also-ran status?
With global economies having become ever more closely intertwined, the implications are not limited to Japan.

Reuters Rebuilding Japan Summit which will be a don't-miss event for key insight into these issues and more. Reuters News will interview some of the country's most influential figures. The Summit will generate exclusive stories and investable insights, as well as online videos and blog postings. These can be seen at: http://www.reuters.com/summit/JapanInvestment11

Guests speaking at the Reuters Rebuilding Japan Summit will include:

* Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group President Koichi Miyata;
* 7&I Holdings President Noritoshi Murata;
* PIMCO Japan Managing Director Tomoya Masanao;
* Japan Liberal Democratic Party Lawmaker Taro Kono;
* Japan Government Pension Investment Fund Chairman Takahiro Mitani;
* Bain Capital Chairman Shintaro Hori;
* Citi Head of Investment Banking for Japan and M&A Deputy President Yuichi Jimbo;
* Lincoln International Managing Director and Chairman of Japan Keiji Miyakawa;
* Sekisui House Chairman and CEO Isami Wada;
* Sparx Group CEO Shuhei Abe;
* GLOBIS Group Chairman and CEO Yoshito Hori;
* Suntech Power Japan President Yutaka Yamamoto;
* Mizuho Securities Chief Market Economist Yasunari Ueno;
* Lawson President and CEO Takeshi Niinami;
* Carlyle Japan Co-head Tamotsu Adachi;
* Mori Building Senior Managing Director Hiroo Mori;
* Crosspoint Advisors CEO Akio Katsuragi;
* Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan President Hiroshige Nishizawa;
* Petroleum Association of Japan President Akihiko Tembo; and
* Hoshino Resort President Yoshiharu Hoshino.

Reuters Summits bring together top executives from key industries in exclusive sessions with Reuters News global teams of specialist journalists. During the course of Reuters Summits, exclusive news stories and video interviews are posted on Reuters.com, providing valuable insight into specific companies, business sectors, and economies.

PRESS COVERAGE:

Reuters Summits are roundtable interviews, not conferences, and are closed to other media attending. Media wishing to use interview text, video and audio can use Reuters News material with proper attribution and link to the Reuters Japan Investment Summit, with 'told Reuters' in second references.

For continuous coverage of this summit, click here: http://www.reuters.com/summit/JapanInvestment11

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