Japan Economic Foundation

Japan-US Forum

1.Date Friday, June 3, 2016

>>More Pictures
2.Venue

Center for American Progress (CAP), Washington DC, USA

3.Co-hosted Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
Center for American Progress (CAP)
4.Participants List  
5.Program






The Global Economy and the US-Japan Alliance: Charting a Course for Next US Administration and Prime Minister Abe's Road to 2020
The US-Japan Forum aims to identify constraints on sustainable economic growth in the United States, Japan, and the world, and policies to confront these impediments. At a time of great uncertainty in the global economy, the 2016 Forum will address urgent issues such as income inequality, stagnant wage growth, structural impediments to growth, and other factors that impact both the United States and Japan, as well as the rest of the world. The Forum will also explore the implications of these economic, social and political challenges for international relations in the Asia-Pacific and globally, and for the US-Japan alliance.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Neera Tanden
, President and CEO, CAP
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, JEF


Session One: Domestic and International Economic Uncertainties
Japanese presenter: Masaaki Tanaka
; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; Vice-Chair, Board of Councilors, US-Japan Council >>Presentation
US presenter: Paula Stern, Founder and Chair, The Stern Group; Former Chairwoman of the US International Trade Commission

Questions:
* What are the trends for the global economy? How will they affect the United States and Japan?
* What is the outlook for the domestic economies of the United States and Japan?
* How will the challenge of rising inequality impact sustainable growth in the United States and Japan?
* What are the available policy options to respond to these challenges?

Moderator: Andy Green, Managing Director, Economic Policy, CAP


Session Two: Domestic Politics
US presenter: John Halpin
; Senior Fellow, CAP
Japanese presenter: Keiichiro Kobayashi; Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University >>Presentation

Questions:
* What is the outlook for domestic politics in Japan and the United States through 2020?
* How will domestic politics impact sustainable economic growth in the United States and Japan?
* How will current and emerging domestic constraints and structural impediments, such as inequality and depopulation (in the case of Japan), define our future?
* How will domestic politics impact foreign policy in Japan and the United States?

Moderator: Hideichi Okada, Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation; Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, METI of Japan


Session Three: Political-Economy of the Asia-Pacific
Japanese presenter: Hideichi Okada
, Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation; Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, METI of Japan >>Presentation
US presenter: Nirav Patel, President and CEO, The Asia Group

Questions:
* What are the trends in the political-economy of the Asia-Pacific?
* What is China's economic future? How will a Chinese slowdown impact international relations?

Moderator: Glen S. Fukushima, Senior Fellow, CAP


Session Four: US-Japan Regional and Global Cooperation
US presenter: Vikram Singh
, Vice President, National Security and International Policy, CAP
Japanese presenter: Yoriko Kawaguchi; Professor, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, Meiji University; Former Member of the House of Councilors of Japan; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Former Minister of the Environment >>Presentation

Questions:
* What should be the agenda for US-Japan cooperation over the coming four years? How will it be impacted by domestic and international economic developments?
* How should the United States and Japan prioritize cooperation globally versus in the Asia-Pacific?

Moderator: Naoyuki Haraoka, Executive Managing Director, JEF


Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks
Neera Tanden
, President and CEO, CAP
Kazumasa Kusaka, Chairman and CEO, JEF



Agenda


6.Conference Summary Summary (in English)
Summary (in Japanese)  
7.Chairman's Speech