Last Call: Media Registration for T20 Summit in Tokyo


Tokyo, Japan – Media registration will soon close for the annual summit of the Think20 (T20), the research and policy advice network for the G20 member countries, to be held on 26-27 May 2019 in Tokyo.


The T20 Summit will bring together experts from top think tanks in G20 countries and beyond to detail their policy recommendations for consideration during the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Osaka on 28-29 June.

Developed under the T20 Japan theme “Seeking a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Society” and informed by evidence-based research and analysis, the recommendations will focus on helping G20 countries tackle pressing global challenges ranging from infrastructure gaps, aging populations, and digital disruption to trade frictions and political discord, climate change and African development.

T20 Japan is an official engagement group of Japan’s 2019 G20 presidency chaired by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in coordination with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) and Institute for International Monetary Affairs (IIMA).


Setting the tone at the T20 Summit will be a message from Japan Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe and keynote remarks from Bank of Japan Governor Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage Dr. Amina Mohamed, and Nobel laureate Prof. Robert Engle of New York University.

The T20 Summit will also feature insights from the Representative of Japan for G20 Summit Ambassador Koji Tomita, Japan Finance Vice Minister Mr. Masatsugu Asakawa, and dozens of global think tank heads and senior policy experts. A dinner will be hosted by Japan Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Kiyoto Tsuji on 26 May.

Remarks from T20 Japan Chair and ADBI Dean Prof. Naoyuki Yoshino, JIIA President Mr. Kenichiro Sasae and IIMA President Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe will help to anchor the T20 Summit proceedings.

See the T20 Summit 2019 Program

Dates: 26-27 May 2019

Venue: Toranomon Hills Forum, 1 Chome-23 Toranomon, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0001

MEDIA REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, 24 May 2019 at 17:00pm Tokyo

Media Registration Procedure

Domestic and international media wishing to cover the T20 Summit should contact:

David Hendrickson, Communications Specialist, Asian Development Bank Institute | Tel: +81 3 3593 5506 | Mobile/WhatsApp/LINE: +81 80 7361 5707

Yukifumi Takeuchi, Japanese Media Consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute | Tel: + 81 3 3593 5529 | Mobile/LINE: +81 80 5686 2824

Other Inquiries: Please contact the T20 Japan 2019 Secretariat at

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