Connecting Japanese capital to global private debt opportunities

The 5th annual PDI Tokyo Forum will return on 29 June 2023 to shape future capital flow from Japan to global private debt markets.

Understand key trends shaping investors’ decision-making process and crucial qualities they look for in a fund manager when allocating capital.

Key conversations shaping the conference:

  • How do investors view private debt’s role in future portfolios?
  • Where does Japanese investors’ focus shift on debt strategies and how to stay resilient?
  • Global GPs’ insight on the best risk-adjusted returns
  • And more.

Register your place here to get the best savings to join Japanese and Korean investors in-person in 2023.

Expand your fundraising horizons in Asia

The Tokyo Forum is the #1 private debt fundraising conference to secure capital allocations from Japan's most influential investors.
Aflac Life Insurance Japan
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance
AXA Life Insurance
Cathay Life Insurance
Daido Life Insurance
DBJ Asset Management
DENSO Pension Fund
Development Bank of Japan
Farmers’ Pension Fund
Fuji Xerox
Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Idemitsu Pension Fund
Japan Post Bank
Japan Post Insurance
Konomi Inc
Manulife Life Insurance
Marubeni Corporation
Mizuho Trust & Banking
National Federation of Mutual Aid Associations for Municipal Personnel
National Kyosai Federation of Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (ZENKYOREN)
National Pension Fund Association
Nippon Life Insurance
Nomura Funds Research & Technologies
Orix Life Insurance
Osaka Shoko Shinkin Bank
Pension Fund Association
Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials
Shinkin Central Bank
Sony Bank
T&D Financial Life Insurance
Taiyo Life Insurance
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance
The Gibraltar Life Insurance
The Pension Fund of Bridgestone
The Prudential Life Insurance
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance

Meet Japan’s investor community

Connect with behemoth investors GPIF, Japan Post Bank, Dai-ichi Life Insurance and more Japanese investors in person for the first time since the pandemic.

Gain a strategic edge

Understand investors’ changing needs and appetite shift towards different strategies.

Build lasting relationships in-person

Catch up with Japanese investors and global private credit leaders to discuss future portfolio strategies.


2023 keynote

Tadasu Matsuo
Managing Director and Head of Global Alternative Investments
Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Meet our keynote, Tadasu Matsuo, head of global alternative investments at JST (AUM$80.7b) to understand JST’s private credit investment strategies. Learn Japanese institutional investors’ perspective on key investment considerations when allocating to private debt.

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2023 speakers:

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What our delegates say

Qianru Yang

Keppel Capital

Well thought through and relevant content. Provides good insight into how LPs think about this asset class.

Ryoko Katayama

Topaz Capital

Very well organized and structured. Great access to the assets’ leading players and insights.

Harald Eggerstedt

Towers Watson

PDI events bring private debt investment and structuring expertise together like no other conference I have attended.

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for allocators and institutional investors to join the event.

To qualify for a complimentary pass, you must meet the eligibility criteria in representing a pension fund, insurance company, sovereign wealth fund, private wealth manager, foundation, endowment, family office or corporate investment division.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will follow up with you.

Apply now

2022 Confirmed speakers:

Contact producer, Niann Lai at if you’re interested in speaking at the conference.

Jingjing Bai

Senior Advisor, Bfinance

Jingjing Bai is a Senior Advisor to bfinance since 2019, based in Hong Kong, and is responsible for multiple private markets fund selection projects in excess of 4 billion USD. In the recent years, Jingjing led several global alternative investment p… Read full bio

Xiaodong (Akina) Chang

Senior Fund Manager, Private Equity Investment Department, Tokio Marine Asset Management

Xiaodong Chang is a senior fund manager at private equity investment department with Tokio Marine Asset Management (TMAM) since 2011. She is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, monitoring, clients reporting of private equity and private debt fun… Read full bio

Brian Dillard

Partner and Head of Asia Credit, KKR

Brian Dillard (Hong Kong) joined KKR in 2006 and is a Partner and Head of Asia Credit. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2018, Mr. Dillard was a portfolio manager for KKR's Special Situations funds and portfolios in New York. Before joining the Special… Read full bio

Dan Gallen

Chief Investment Officer, Pallas Group

Dan is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Pallas Group responsible for overseeing all real estate debt and equity transactions. During his 20-year career, Dan’s sharp financial instincts have seen him personally complete over $4 billion i… Read full bio

Kevin Griffin

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, MGG Investment Group

Mr. Griffin founded MGG Investment Group in 2014 and is the CEO and CIO of the firm. Prior to launching MGG, Mr. Griffin was a Managing Director with Highbridge Principal Strategies, where he was a senior member of the Specialty Lending Platform and… Read full bio

Andre A. Hakkak

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, White Oak Global Advisors

Mr. Hakkak has served as co-portfolio manager and Investment Committee member of White Oak since 2007. Mr. Hakkak was previously the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alpine Global, Inc., a multi-strategy investment management firm which focuse… Read full bio
Yuko Hara ORIX Life Insurance

Yuko Hara

Director, Investment Private Assets, ORIX Life Insurance

Yuko Hara is a Director of Alternative Investment Team of Investment Department. She took this position in July 2020 and has been responsible for managing mainly Private Debt while the team is covering Private Equity, Infrastructures Real Estate. Pri… Read full bio
Tsutomu Ishida PDITOKYO20

Tsutomu Ishida

Deputy General Manager, Tokio Marine and Nichido Fire Insurance

Tsutomu Ishida is a Deputy General Manager of Alternative Investment Group. He took this position in April 2015 and has been responsible for managing alternative investment which includes investment in private equity fund, hedge fund, debt fund and r… Read full bio

Sayaka Iwase

General Manager, Five Arrows Managers S.A., Rothschild & Co., Tokyo Office

Sayaka is a Director of Five Arrows Managers S.A., the Luxembourg General Partner of Rothschild & Co.’s Merchant Banking funds and the General Manager of Five Arrows Managers’ Tokyo branch. She leads sales and marketing, client servicing, adminis… Read full bio

Kunio Kamoi

Senior Product Manager, Fund Research and Development Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Kunio Kamoi is Senior Product manager of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB) where he is responsible for selecting and monitoring Private Assets globally, such as Private Equity and Private Debt, as an advisor and a gatekeeper to corp… Read full bio

Patrick Keenan

Executive Chairman, Pallas Group

Patrick is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Pallas Group, responsible for leading the overall strategic direction of the business. He has a professional background spanning 40 plus years as both a lawyer, investment banker and business owner/… Read full bio

Vikas Keswani

Managing Director and Head of North American Specialty Lending, HPS Investment Partners

Mr. Vikas Keswani is a Managing Director at HPS Investment Partners and Head of North American Specialty Lending. Prior to joining HPS in 2010, Mr. Keswani spent a majority of his career at BlackRock, where he was a part of the initial team that esta… Read full bio

Yoshi Kiguchi

Chief Investment Officer, Pension Fund of Japanese Corporations

Yoshi focuses innovative strategies and products with the investment horizon structures. He has more than 30 years of experience in investment and risk management. Before that, Mr. Kiguchi was a managing director of Russell Investments in Japan, wher… Read full bio
Tomoko Kitao, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko Kitao

Managing Director, Client Solutions, Hamilton Lane

Tomoko is a Managing Director in Hamilton Lane’s Client Solutions Group, where she heads the firm’s Tokyo office. She is primarily responsible for client management and development of the firm’s client relationships in Japan. Prior to joining Hamilto… Read full bio
Mari Kogiso, SDG Impact Japan

Mari Kogiso

Co CEO, SDG Impact Japan

Mari is an impact investing expert with extensive background in inclusive business, sustainable finance, and social entrepreneurship. Most recently, Mari founded the SDG Impact Japan to promote sustainable finance in Japan and Asia and serve as CoCEO… Read full bio

Keiichi Komori

Managing Director, DBJ Asset Management

Keiichi Komori has been in finance industry for more than two decades with experience of overseas private equity fund and direct investments. He now covers US and European funds at DBJ Asset Management as managing director. Prior to joining DBJ group… Read full bio
Wai Leng Leong CDPQ

Wai Leng Leong

Managing Director and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, CDPQ

Leong Wai Leng is responsible for the regional management of CDPQ Global in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, she coordinates all CDPQ activities in the region and ensures optimal positioning and outreach. CDPQ has offices in Singapore, New Delhi, Sh… Read full bio

Shoji Misawa

Executive Director, ORIX Asia Asset Management

Shoji Misawa serves as Executive Director and Responsible Officer at the ORIX Asia Asset Management (OAAM) based in Hong Kong which is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORIX Corporation headquartered in Tokyo (ORIX). OAAM is HK SFC Type 1, 4 and 9 license… Read full bio

Lily Murakami Voukadinov

Partner, Head of Japan Relationship Management and Investor Relations, Ares Global Client Solutions Group

Ms. Murakami is a Partner, Head of Japan Relationship Management and Investor Relations in the Ares Global Client Solutions Group, where she leads the team focused on institutional client management in Japan. Prior to joining Ares in 2011, Ms. Muraka… Read full bio

Antonella Napolitano

Managing Director, Global Head of Investor Relations & Capital Formation, Deerpath Capital Management

Antonella Napolitano is a Managing Director and Global Head of Investor Relations and Capital Formation at Deerpath Capital. Her primary responsibilities include firm strategy and development, product and structure innovation, investor relations and… Read full bio

Deborah Ogawa

Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Deborah Ogawa is a senior director in U.S. Structured Finance, focusing on operational risk and research for CLOs and recently also ABS transactions. Prior to joining Structured Finance in 2018, Deborah was a corporate ratings analyst, specializing o… Read full bio

Alexander Ott

Managing Director, Partners Group

Alexander Ott is part of Partners Group's European Private Debt business unit, based in Zug, and has been with the firm since 2006 holding 19 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Partners Group, he was responsible for the Long Term Investme… Read full bio
Jeff Pentland RIFTOKYO2

Jeff Pentland

Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Jeff is a member of Northleaf's Investment Committees and oversees the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private markets investments, with a focus on North American and Asian opportunities. Jeff also leads Northleaf’s investor rel… Read full bio
David Ross Northleaf Capital Partners

David Ross

Managing Director and Head of Private Credit, Northleaf Capital Partners

David is a Managing Director and the Head of Private Credit, responsible for overseeing the origination, evaluation and monitoring of Northleaf’s private credit investments globally. He is also involved in Northleaf’s investor relations and business… Read full bio

Chris Semple

Partner, Crestline

Chris Semple is Partner in Crestline. Mr. Semple joined Crestline in 2011 and is responsible for Crestline’s Opportunistic and Private Credit Strategies. He is a member of the Management Committee, the ESG Committee and various investment committees.… Read full bio

Jiro Shimpo

President and Chief Executive Officer, Tasku Advisors

Jiro Shimpo has 30 years of buy-side asset management experience including two decades in alternative investments. He runs his own advisory/investment firm to serve institutional investors. Prior to that, he spent each decade in a trust bank, life in… Read full bio

Eriko Shoji

Director, Japan Post Bank

Eriko Shoji is a Director at Japan Post Bank’s Private Equity Investment Department and oversees global junior credit investments as well as European buyout investments. Prior to joining Japan Post Bank in May 2019, she spent 12 years at the Norinchu… Read full bio

Yasuyuki Tomita

Executive Director, Head of Private Equity Investments, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Yasuyuki Tomita is an Executive Director, the Head of Private Equity Investments at JST. Prior to joining JST in March 2022, he worked at Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) from 1999. From 2019 to 2022, he supervised overall private equity (PE) business… Read full bio

Manabu Washio

Head, Aksia Asia

Manabu is Head of Aksia Asia in Tokyo and has over 30 years of experience in capital markets, derivatives and alternative investments. He oversees the advisory, research and operational work performed in Aksia’s Asia offices. Manabu also advises Aksi… Read full bio

Go Yamashita

Managing Director, KKR Capital Markets

Go Yamashita (Tokyo) joined KKR in 2017 and is a Managing Director on KKR's Capital Markets team. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Yamashita worked at The Blackstone Group in Japan for nine years. Prior to that, Mr. Yamashita worked in the investment bankin… Read full bio

Chin Yuen

Research Manager, Asia, Private Debt Investor

Chin Yuen is a Research Manager at PDI. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for leading a team of researchers dedicated to maintaining a database of institutional investors, fund managers and funds in the private markets space. He is also leading a… Read full bio

Covid precautions

To help keep you and your peers safe, we require you to follow the Covid principles below to ensure the smooth running of the PDI Japan Korea Week 2022.

All attendees must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status before checking into the event’s venue. All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve.

To expedite this process, PEI Media and our venue will be using the physical copy of vaccination, or digital proof of COVID-related health insights from “Tokyo Vaction”  mobile App and other government-recognised mobile App. Complete your health screening with the apps ahead of time for expedited check-in and entry. We will NOT be accepting any other form of record of vaccination at the event. We are only accepting physical proof, photos of the vaccination record or digital proof via selected mobile apps.

Questions? Please contact

The below information is as of 18 October 2022 and will be updated if health, safety and security guidelines change.

What additional measures are being followed at the Japan Forum of PDI Japan Korea Week 2022?

We would like to ensure our attendees feel confident as they return to attending our in-person events. Click here for Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo document outlining actions the hotel is taking.

I plan to travel to Japan to attend this conference, what are the current travel restrictions?

Click here to view the latest quarantine measures for inbound travellers.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test to attend?

When you arrive at the event, you’ll need to provide proof that you are  fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 according to your national vaccine programme.

(*Definition of fully vaccinated varies among cities, however, you will be required to take your 2nd dose at least 14 days before the event.)

How to show my vaccination?

You can present your vaccination record through:

  1. “Tokyo Vaction” mobile app,
  2. Wakupass mobile app,
  3. Other government-recognised mobile app or
  4. COVID-19 Vaccination Record (Hard Copy)

What do I need to do if I receive my vaccination outside of Japan?

If you had received your vaccination outside of Japan

  • Please click here to view the list of recognized Covid-19 vaccines outside Japan
  • Guests must prepare and present Covid-19 Vaccination Record (issues outside Japan)

Do I need to wear a mask?

All attendees will be required to wear a filtering face piece mask without a ventilation valve in the hotel’s public spaces at all times.

What I need to do before collecting my name badge at the venue?

You must present your vaccination record and measure temperature at the entrance of the venue.

What happens if I cannot attend the event because I have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive or am unable to travel due to changes in quarantine rules?

If your membership includes access to an in-person forum, you can join a different forum in-person across a 12-month period.

Will there be any tracking of participants in the event of a positive COVID-19 test result?

Yes, if needed we will be asked to report any cases to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for further handling.

Any questions regarding the event and vaccination requirements should be sent to

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