The Future of U.S. – Japan Trade




On April 3rd, 2019, WITA hosted two panels on the future of U.S. – Japan trade. The first panel discussed the prevailing political dynamics in the trading relationship of the two countries. The second panel focused on the trading relationship from an industry perspective.

Panel I – Trade and Political Dynamics:

Daniel Bob,Visiting Scholar, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS and Visiting Professor, Keio University

Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute

Amb. Christopher LaFleur, Chairman of the Board, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Moderator: Amb. Ira Shapiro, Senior Advisor, East Asia & Pacific, Albright Stonebridge Group

Panel II – Industry Perspectives:

Elissa Alben, Senior Director and Lead, Global Trade Policy Pfizer Inc.

Charles Uthus, Vice President International Policy, American Automotive Policy Council

Maria Zieba, Director of International Affairs, National Pork Producers Council

Moderator: Amb. Robert Holleyman,  President & CEO, C&M International


If you would like to know more about President Trump’s strategy for trade relations with Japan, please see this article by Bruce Hirsh that appeared in Politico