Asia-Pacific Economic Integration Seminar in the US
On October 12 and 16, JETRO held seminars under the theme of "Asia-Pacific Economic Integration" in Dallas, Texas, and, together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC.
In his keynote speech, JETRO Chairman and CEO Hiroyuki Ishige said he was concerned that, amidst an environment necessitating new rules in line with the growth of the digital economy seen even in Asia, the rule-making process appeared to be going forward without the US. Calling on the US to play a leading role in forming rules, he also emphasized the importance of an inclusive trade policy in order for SMEs and all workers to be able to enjoy the benefits of globalization. In addition, raising an alert over the serious effects of the US-China trade war, he mentioned the possibility for Japan to contribute to solving problems by taking advantage of the trilateral trade ministers’ meeting between Japan, the US and EU.
The following panel session featured a discussion between Yasuhiko Ota, Senior Writer and Editorial Writer of Nikkei Inc.; Apiradi Tantraporn, former Minister of Commerce of Thailand; and Yong Wang, a professor at Peking University, including about the importance of rule-making in the Asia-Pacific, the future of the trade friction between the US and China and the roles expected to be played by the US and Japan.
Keynote speech by Chairman & CEO Ishige
Panel session in Dallas
Panel session in Washington DC
Venue in Dallas
Venue in Washington DC
|Theme||Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the US & Japan|
|Date||Friday, October 12, 2018|
|Venue||Westin Stonebriar Hotel|
|Co-organizers||Dallas Regional Chamber; Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Supporting organizations||Consulate-General of Japan in Houston; World Affairs Council of Dallas/ Fort Worth; Dallas Japanese Association|
|Theme||With or Without You: How Japan and the United States are Shaping Asian Economic Integration|
|Date||Wednesday, October 16, 2018|
- Related notes
- Details on the seminars in Dallas and Washington (Japanese only)
- CSIS website (With or Without You: How Japan and the United States are Shaping Asian Economic Integration, 2018 CSIS-JETRO Conference)