On September 18, 2019, Dr. Satu Limaye, VP and Executive Director, East-West Center in Washington, spoke to a public audience in St. Paul, Minnesota, about the Japan-Minnesota relationship, and why the U.S.-Japan alliance matters for Minnesotans, through showcasing the East-West Center in Washington’s Japan Matters for America project.
Sasakawa USA hosted an off-the-record policy lunch discussion with Ambassador Matt Matthews, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Ambassador for APEC. Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt served as moderator. D.C.-based think tank experts as well as those with an interest in U.S.-Japan economic relations and U.S.-APEC relations attended the lunch talk, in which Ambassador Matthews discussed APEC’s role in the Indo-Pacific and its work in relation to U.S. strategy in the region.
Author: Oguro Kazumasa
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
Japan’s public finances are facing an unprecedented situation in both historical and international terms. The debt to GDP ratio of general government (central and local) has exceeded 200%, an all-time high surpassing the level recorded in fiscal 1944 toward the end of World War II.
Sasakawa USA Fellow for Economy, Trade and Business Tobias Harris testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on January 25. Harris, who is also vice president for Teneo Intelligence, spoke at a hearing on China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Five Years Later.
Author: Washington Post
During his visit to Japan, Vice President Mike Pence raised the possibility of a bilateral trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan. But, reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact may be the best option for Japan, says Sasakawa USA Fellow Tobias Harris, quoted in the Washington Post.