Ashley Dutta
Senior Director, Center for Innovation, Trade, and Strategy

Charting a Path Forward for Strengthened U.S.-Japan Economic Ties

Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the path forward for strengthening U.S.-Japan economic relations became less clear. On September 11, 2018, NBR convened a full-day workshop in Seattle to explore options for increasing economic growth, trade, and investment between the two allies and jointly addressing Chinese economic policies.



    Richard J. Ellings, President, NBR
    Yoichiro Yamada, Consul-General of Japan in Seattle

SESSION 1: New Opportunities to Strengthen U.S.-Japan Economic Relations


    Charles W. Boustany, Counselor, NBR, and former U.S. Representative

U.S. and Japanese Economic Statecraft: How the United States and Japan Can Strengthen Common Goals Using Economic Policy

    Saori N. Katada, University of Southern California

Streamlining U.S.-Japan Trade without the TPP: Potential Frameworks for Trade and Investment Governance

    Junji Nakagawa, University of Tokyo

Business Sector Leading the Way: How the Private Sector Is Building Trade Connections Outside Governmental Frameworks

    Ulrike Schaede, University of California, San Diego


Japan in a New Era

    Kenneth B. Pyle, University of Washington

SESSION 2: Coordinating U.S.-Japan Responses to Chinese Economic Policies

Understanding China’s Economic and Strategic Ambitions

    Charles W. Boustany, NBR

U.S.-Japan Strategic Coordination: Can the Two Allies Partner to Counter China’s Economic Policies?

    Takashi Terada, Doshisha University

Made in China 2025 and Japan’s Policy Responses

    Toshiya Tsugami, President of Tsugami Workshop and former Director for Northeast Asia, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan


    Richard J. Ellings, NBR

Thank you to our sponsor, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, for making this workshop possible with their generous support.

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