For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 18, 2002
2002 U.S.-Japan Private Sector/Government Commission
The United States and Japan today announced the membership of the U.S.-Japan Private Sector/Government Commission for the year 2002. The Commission, made up of U.S. and Japanese government and private sector representatives, was launched in June 2001 by President Bush and Prime Minister Koizumi as an integral feature of the U.S.-Japan Economic Partnership for Growth. The aim of the Commission is to more fully integrate the U.S. and Japanese private sectors into the economic work of the two governments. As the United States and Japanese Governments work together to tackle a range of difficult economic issues, the private sector is in a unique position to offer its expertise and recommendations.
The Commission is scheduled to have its inaugural meeting in the Tokyo area in the spring and will address the following topics: "Creating an Environment for Sustainable Growth: Raising Productivity and Corporate Revitalization."
Participants for each side were selected by their respective governments. Below are the private sector members:
U.S. Private Sector Participants Japanese Private Sector Participants Allen H. Alley Motoshige Itoh Chairman, President, and CEO Professor, Faculty of Economics Pixelworks The University of Tokyo
Christopher K. Kay Nobuyuki Koga Executive Vice President and General Counsel Executive Vice President, Member of the Board Toys R Us Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Byron R. Kelley Fujio Mitarai President President and CEO El Paso Energy International Canon Inc.
James C. Morgan Kenji Miyahara Chairman and CEO Chairman Applied Materials Sumitomo Corporation
Koichi Nishimura Yoshihide Munekuni Chairman, President, and CEO Chairman Solectron Honda Motor Co., Ltd
T. Timothy Ryan, Jr. Taizo Nishimuro Managing Director Chairman J.P. Morgan Toshiba Corporation
John A. Thain Keiji Tachikawa President and COO President and CEO Goldman Sachs NTT DoCoMo, Inc.