April,2016 - June,2017
Greetings from the new Chairman
The Institute of Actuaries of Japan
After recently retiring as president of the Institute of Actuaries of Japan, I took office as chairman on April 1, 2016. Over a period of two years and ten months from when I took office as president in June 2013, IAJ grappled with such matters as dealing with economic value-based solvency regulations, researching the actuarial matters of insurance products, and establishing CERA qualifications in a phased manner; at the same time, we sought to improve and expand our examination and educational systems. During that period, we also received welcome support and guidance from individuals both inside and outside IAJ. In particular, the members of IAJ's committees and others as well, despite their busy schedules, enthusiastically grappled with IAJ activities. I would here like to express my heartfelt gratitude to them and ask that they please continue their efforts in the future.
As my successor as president, Hideyuki Sumi was appointed. At present, important issues related to actuaries abound both in Japan and overseas, and are right in the middle of dynamic changes. I am confident that, in this situation, President Sumi will be able to exercise excellent foresight and managerial skills and lead us toward solutions to those issues and the achievement of goals. I ask that you please provide him with your valued support.
In taking office as chairman, I intend to devote myself to activities aimed at having the 2026 International Congress of Actuaries be held in Japan; moreover, in cooperation with President Sumi, I will work to further invigorate IAJ's activities and to increase IAJ's presence both in Japan and abroad.
In closing, I would like to offer my sincere wishes for your increased success and prosperity in the future.