Program on Japan’s Role in the Evolving Global Economic System

It is our great pleasure to announce that CJEB has established a new program called, “Japan’s Role in the Evolving Global Economic System,” in effect as of Fall 2019. This program will focus on Japan’s wide-ranging economic, business, and trading relationships, bilaterally with the U.S., regionally with the Asian and EU economies in particular, and globally. It builds upon the Center’s research, training, and public programs involving Japan over the past 33 years.

This new program is of great importance now as protectionist trends are becoming stronger in the U.S. and Europe. After the United States withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Japan has constructively and actively taken a major leadership role in what is now termed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), with 11 members at present. Just recently, a bilateral U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement was signed. As the leadership and dynamics of free trade agreements and other trading arrangements evolve, Japan’s role will be more important than ever. This program will be a significant part of the Center’s activities in the future.

We encourage anyone interested in providing funds for this program to contact Ryoko Ogino, Managing Director, at 212-853-8593 or [email protected].

Fall 2019