Haruhiko Kuroda: Digital innovation and FinTech

Remarks by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, at the Paris EUROPLACE Financial Forum, Tokyo, 5 December 2016.

Introduction

It is a great honor to have this opportunity to speak before the Paris Europlace Financial Forum. 

When I look back on my teenage years, I was passionate about science and technology, and I dreamed of a future in which people enjoyed traveling to other planets and talking with friends around the world by videophone. After decades of technological development, interplanetary travel is unfortunately still some way off, but innovation in information technology has evolved far beyond people's expectations over half a century ago.