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The 33nd JICPA Annual Conference was successful

August 10, 2012

On July 19, 2012, the 33nd JICPA Annual Conference was held at the Nikko Hotel in Kumamoto. Mr. Atsushi Kato, Vice Chairman of the Accounting Standards Board of Japan (ASBJ), lead a heated discussion amongst preparers of financial statements and external auditors in the session entitled “Principle-based Approach used in IFRS –Mutual understanding of the preparers and external auditors, and the role of a standard setter.” There were also seven other concurrent sessions provided during both morning and afternoon programs, and Mr. Atsushi Saito, President & CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, presented a commemorative speech. The conference was attended by over 900 participants.

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