CSIS Statesmen's Forum
His Excellency Taro Aso
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction by
Dr. John Hamre
President and CEO and The Pritzker Chair, CSIS
Dr. Michael J. Green
Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Friday, April 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
B1 Conference Center
CSIS 1800 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Mr. Aso was Japan's Prime Minister from September 2008 to September 2009.
He is best known for having to retract in the Diet his denial that his family business, Aso Mining, used Korean and Allied POW slave labor to maintain war production. (Aso and Agriculture Minister Hayashi both come from family businesses that profited from the use of POW labor during the war.) The Aso family is Roman Catholic.