G1 Global 2011: Changing Balance of Power in Asia - Panel 1/2 (Video)

The rise of China is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable aspects of recent history in Asia. With the consequent changes in the regional balance of power, what are the options for Japanese diplomacy, and what are the security implications for East Asia?

G1 Global Conference 2011
Breakout Panel Session I-A - Changing Balance of Power in Asia 1/2

< Panelists >
Philip Bowring
Columnist for the International Herald Tribune

Robert Luke
Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Tokyo

Hitoshi Tanaka
Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute, Ltd

< Moderator >
Yoshito Hori
President and Dean, GLOBIS University, Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners

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Philip Bowring has been based in Asia for thirty eight years writing on financial and political issues. Since 1992 he has been an Opinion page columnist for the International Herald Tribune and South China Morning Post. He also contributes to other publications including the Wall Street Journal and to www.asiasentinel.com, a website of which he is a founder. For many years prior to 1992 he was with the weekly Far Eastern Economic Review, latterly as editor. He was also previously Southeast Asia correspondent of the Financial Times. Before moving to Asia he was a journalist for the Investors Chronicle in London and worked as a freelance in Africa and Australia. He has an MA from Cambridge University where he is a Fellow Commoner of St Catharine’s College. He is married to journalist and writer Claudia Mo and they have two adult sons. His hobby is competitive sailing.

Mr. ROBERT LUKE is Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Tokyo and has been a career member of the United Sates Foreign Service since 1982. His regional specialization is East Asia where he has served three times each in Japan and China, covering both political and economic matters. Mr. Luke has also had two assignments in Europe. He speaks four languages, including Japanese and Chinese fluently. Mr. Luke has received a Masters of Arts from the U.S. Naval War College, a Master of Public Administration from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School and a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College.

Hitoshi Tanaka is chairman of the Institute for International Strategy at the Japan Research Institute, Ltd. and a senior fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange. He has also been a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, since April 2006. He was Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan until August 2005. He had previously been Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau (2001‒02) and the Economic Affairs Bureau (2000‒01); Consul-General in San Francisco (1998‒2000); and Deputy Director-General of the North American Affairs Bureau (1996‒98). He was Director for Policy Coordination of the Foreign Policy Bureau, Political Minister at the Japanese Embassy in London (1990‒93), a research associate at the IISS, London (1989‒90), Director for North East Asian Affairs (1987‒89), and Director for North American Affairs (1985‒87). He has a B.A. in law from Kyoto University and B.A./M.A. in PPE from Oxford University. Mr. Tanaka has contributed many articles to various newspapers and monthly magazines. His latest publications include [Reimagining Japan] (2011), Purofeshonaru no Kosho-ryoku [The Logic of Strategic Negotiation] (2009), Gaiko no Chikara [The Power of Diplomacy] (2009) and Kokka to Gaiko [The Nation and Diplomacy] (2005).


Mr. Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS Management School in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2003, GLOBIS started its original MBA program which, in 2006, received accreditation from the Japanese Ministry of Education and gained “university” status. GLOBIS started a part-time MBA program in English in 2009 and a full-time MBA program in English in 2012.

A Harvard MBA graduate and former Sumitomo Corporation employee, Mr. Hori founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Japan Chapter in 1995 and became the first board member from Asia in charge of Asia Pacific region in 1996. He also served on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, as well as the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2005 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Hori is a board member of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), and serves as co-chair of WEF’s Global Growth Companies.

In 2008, he launched the G1 Summit – a Japanese version of the WEF’s annual Davos forum. This led to the foundation of G1 Summit Institute in 2013, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.

Just days after a huge earthquake struck northeast Japan in March 2011, Mr. Hori launched Project KIBOW to support the rebuilding of the disaster-affected areas. The following year Project KIBOW was incorporated as the KIBOW Foundation, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.

An avid enthusiast of the Japanese game Go since age 40, Mr. Hori has been Director of the Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) since June 2013.

Since October 2013, Mr. Hori has hosted a weekly TV program in Japan called Nippon Mirai Kaigi (Japan Future Conference). He has authored several books including Visionary Leaders who Create and Innovate Societies, Six Dimensions of Life, and My Personal Mission Statement.

Mr. Hori received his BS in Engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

He is an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five sons.

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