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Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 2, 2011 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


On December 2, 2011, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at Brookings co-hosted a conference that examined Japan’s potential entry into the TPP, addressing the opportunities and pitfalls the trade pact may present for its economic future and that of the region. Leading experts provided diverse perspectives on recent developments and future prospects, as well as the state of the debate within Japan, the United States and other current members of TPP.


•   Richard Bush,  Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies  The Brookings Institution
•   Junko Chano,  President  Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
•   Timothy Keeler,  Partner  Mayer Brown LLP
•   Wendy Cutler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and APEC Affairs Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
•   William C. “Bill” Lane, Director, Washington Office Caterpillar Inc.
•   Michitaka Nakatomi, Principal Trade Negotiator Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan
•   Edward Lincoln, Former Director, Center for Japan Business and Economic Studies Stern School of Business, New York University
•   Mike Moore, Ambassador of New Zealand to the United States
•   Tami Overby, Vice President for Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
•   Clayton Yeutter, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells Former U.S. Trade Representative and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
•   Daniel Bob, Senior Fellow and Director of U.S.-Japan Programs, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
•   Kiyoaki Aburaki,U.S. Representative, Keidanren Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
•   Heizo Takenaka, Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University Senior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research, Foreign Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
•   Richard Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Oriental Economist Special Correspondent, Weekly Toyo Keizai
•   Takeshi Terada, Professor of International Relations, Waseda University


Event Transcript
Presentation by Richard Katz: If Korea, Why Not Japan

Presentation by Heizo Takenaka: Japan and the TPP
Presentation by Kiyo Aburaki: Japan and the TPP


December 2, 2011
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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