Selected Articles

Oct 16 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Oct. 10)

Last week was major conference week in Tokyo. I attended two/three. Developments in Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Markets - Japan and Asia held by the JSDA & ICMA. I understand 600 people attended this extremely popular event. Lots of interesting panels on different types of Green Bonds...
Oct 07 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Oct. 7)

One thing this week on the technology theme. An interesting article published a while ago now. What Does The Future Hold For AI? Five Predictions . What do you think? I thought the difficult to explain aspect could be a serious issue in financial services and one which regulators may not be happy...
Sep 24 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Sept. 24)

I hope you had a relaxing three day weekend. This week I wanted to highlight the UN Climate Action Summit and Youth Climate Summit over the past few days. The young climate activist, Greta Thunberg's impassioned words demonstrate bravery and wisdom beyond her years. Standing up and speaking on a...
Sep 09 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week (Sept. 9)

I hope you and your family in Tokyo are safe and managed to get through the typhoon and public transport disruption today. Unusually, no links from me today. One update. The Secretariat senior team spent most of this afternoon (and will also spend tomorrow morning) at the Financial Services Agency...
Aug 29 2019

Secretary General's Highlights of the Week

I hope you managed to take some time out to rest from the August Tokyo heat and humidity. It seems that from mid-September onwards the weather may start to be kinder. Three articles to highlight this week. On Workstyle Reform ; Workations' offer overworked Japanese a way out of the office. McKinsey...
Apr 26 2019

10-day Golden Week Holiday Announcement

Notice In observance of the end of the Heisei era and the celebration of the New Emperor’s Accession to the Throne, IBA Japan will be closed throughout the extraordinary 10-day Golden Week Holiday, from Saturday 27th of April until Tuesday 7th of May . For your understanding, thank you. IBA Japan
Jan 04 2019

Announcement: New Secretary General

New Secretary General
International Bankers Association of Japan Appointment of new Secretary General We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gary Stanton as the new Secretary general of the International Bankers Association of Japan, suceeding Mr. Paul Hunter. We would like to thank Paul for his strong...
Dec 22 2017

Change of Chairman

(Chairman Jonathan B. Kindred (left) with new Chairman elect Philippe Avril (right) at our Annual General Meeting). New IBA Japan Chairman We are pleased to announce that Mr Philippe Avril is the new Chairman and Representative Director of the International Bankers Association of Japan. Mr Avril...