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JAPAN UPDATE: US-Japan Economic Alliance and Japan's National Security Environment

  • Thursday, March 01, 2018
  • 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067


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US-Japan Economic Alliance and

 Japan’s National Security Environment

With North Korea firing missiles and tensions soaring in the region, as well as China’s leader, Xi Jinping, consolidating his power, will Prime Minister Abe’s landslide victory in the recent general election lead to reshaping Japan’s political landscape? Will his new economic plan focusing on increasing productivity, driving innovation and trade, and boosting Japanese corporations revive the Japanese economy?  Our panel of experts will provide their forecast on Japan and US-Japan business, trade, security and international relations in 2018.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
2:30pm Registration
3:00pm Conference
6:00pm Networking Reception

InterContinental Los Angeles Century City at Beverly Hills
2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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Valet parking only, $16 per vehicle

Keynote Speaker: Topic - "In Defense of Trade and the US-Japan Alliance"

Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer

28th U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Panel Discussion

Lieutenant General Koichiro Bansho JGSDF Ret. 

Commanding General, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Senior Advisor to the Marubeni Corporation 

Matthew P. Goodman

William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy 
Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Kaori Iida

Los Angeles Bureau Chief, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)
Past Senior Economics Correspondent, Wash., D.C. News Bureau, NHK

Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D.

Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Adjunct Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs


$55 JAS, JBA or Town Hall LA Members
$75 Non-Members or Guests
$100 Admission plus 1 year NEW JASSC Individual Membership (not valid for membership renewals)

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Japan Update is presented by the JASSC and JBA and it is supported by the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles and by an “Opinion Leaders” grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.




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