Tobias Harris

After TPP: The future of U.S.-Japan trade relations

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: In the News

A bilateral economic dialogue between the United States and Japan emphasized win-win economic cooperation. The friendly discussions, however, obscured the extent to which Japan and the United States are pursuing conflicting visions of the U.S.-Japan economic relationship, writes Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris, in this op-ed published by The Diplomat.

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A good deal For Trump and Abe: The right way to press Japan on trade

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: In the News

For nearly 50 years, every U.S. administration has had to balance maintaining a close political and security relationship with Japan and preserving fair economic ties. U.S. President Donald Trump will start writing the next chapter in this history when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on February 10 and 11.

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Japan’s opportunity to lead on trade

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: In the News

Just hours before Donald Trump’s full-throated embrace of protectionism in his inaugural address, Japan became the first country to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Days later, the new U.S. president issued an executive order pulling America out of TPP. Despite this and other setbacks, Japan remains well-suited to advance both a regional and global integration agenda.

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The U.S.-Japan economic relationship remains key under Trump

Author: Tobias Harris

As Donald Trump prepares to assume office as the forty-fifth president of the United States on January 20, 2017, he will inherit an economic relationship between the U.S. and Japan that is as strong and intertwined as it has ever been. The challenge for the new administration is to preserve and deepen this partnership.

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