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.