Dates Thursday, June 4 - Friday, June 5, 1998
Organizer Nikkei Inc.,

Day 1 Thursday, June 4, 1998
Welcoming Remarks Takuhiko Tsuruta
President & CEO, Nikkei
Opening Speech

Keizo Obuchi
Minister for Foreign Affairs (Japan)


ASEAN: Its Trials and Challenges

David Oliver Abel
Minister,Office of the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Myanmar

Coffee Break

Ali Alatas
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia

Nguyen Cong Tan
Deputy Prime Minister, Vietnam


Mahathir bin Mohamad
Prime Minister, Malaysia


Towards Stable Financial Systems in Asia

Amaret Sila-on
Chairman, Financial Sector Restructuring Authority (FRA), Chairman, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (Invited)

Kim Yong Hwan
Former Chairman, Joint Presidential Committee on Economic Policies
Vice President, United Liberal Democrats, Korea

Noordin Sopiee
Chairman and CEO, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Member, Executive Committee, National Economic Action Council

Eisuke Sakakibara
Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance, Japan

Tarrin Nimmanahaeminda
Minister of Finance, Thailand

Coffee Break
Panel Discussion

Toyoo Gyohten
President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs

Day 2 Friday, June 5, 1998

Asian-style Corporate Management: Advantages and Disadvantages

Morris Chang
Chairman, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Taiwan

Kim Woo-Choong
Chairman, Daewoo Group, Korea

Ni Runfeng
President & Managing Director, Sichuan Changhong Electronics Group, China

Tadahiro Sekimoto
Chairman, NEC Corporation, Japan

Coffee Break
Panel Discussion

Kiyoshi Hasegawa
Deputy General Manager, Editorial Bureau, Nikkei


Regional Stability: Roles of the U.S. and China

Domingo L. Siazon, Jr.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs, The Philippines

Anson Chan, CBE, JP
Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong

Michael H. Armacost
President and Trustee, The Brookings Institution, U.S.A.

Government Official, China

Coffee Break

Concluding Session -- Asia in the 21st Century: How can Japan Contribute?

Lee Kuan Yew
Senior Minister, Singapore

Kiichi Miyazawa
Former Prime Minister, Japan

Akira Kojima
Director & Editorial Page Editor, Nikkei

Titles of speakers, names of companies, etc., were correct as of the time when the forum was held.