G20 (Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy)
Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by the T20 (Think 20) Representatives
On May 30, commencing from 4:55 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, received a courtesy call by the representatives of the T20 (Think 20), which is one of the Engagement Groups of the G20. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows;
1. At the beginning, Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute, chair of the T20 JAPAN 2019, submitted the T20 communique (policy recommendations) to Prime Minister Abe and explained its outline. Amb. Kenichiro Sasae, President of the Japan Institute of International Affairs, and Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, President of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, then explained to Prime Minister Abe the outcome of the T20 Summit held on May 26 and 27.
2. Prime Minister Abe expressed his respect for T20 members’ efforts and stated that he would put the recommendations to good use for the G20 Osaka Summit.
1. T20(Think20) is one of the Engagement Groups of the G20 (The Engagement Groups are independent from the governments and set up by its own agenda and function). The T20 is positioned as "the idea bank" of the G20 and consists of think tanks scholars and experts from G20 countries. Throughout the year, it continues discussions under its 10 task forces (TF) and comes up with policy recommendations to submit to the upcoming G20.
2. The T20 has been held at G20 host countries since 2012, and this is 8th time. T20 in 2018 was held in the Argentine Republic. H.E. Mr. Mauricio MACRI, President of the Argentine Republic attended.
3. Prior to the T20 Summit, T20 Japan 2019 Inception Conference was held on December 4 and 5 2018 in Tokyo, just after Japan took over the G20 presidency.
4. T20 in Japan are co-chaired by the Asian Development Bank Institute, the Japan Institute of International Affairs, and the Institute for International Monetary Affairs. The Task Forces’ themes are: (1) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, (2) International Financial Architecture for Stability and Development/Crypto-asset and FinTech,(3) Climate Change and Environment, (4) Economic Effects of Infrastructure Investment and its Financing, (5) Cooperation with Africa, (6) Social Cohesion, Global Governance and the Future of Politics, (7) The Future of Work and Education for the Digital Age, (8) Trade, Investment and Globalization, (9) SME Policy faced with Development of Financial Technology, (10) Aging Population and its Economic Impact + Immigration.
5. Website of the T20(Think 20) in Japan is below