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U.S.-Japan-Korea Trade Relations: Recent Developments & Future Prospects

President Park Geun-Hye of the Republic of Korea, President Barack Obama, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan attend a meeting at the Nuclear Security Summit March 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

The bilateral talk between Japan and South Korea in 2015 was a significant step forward in the fragile relationship between both nations. Despite enduring frictions, Japan and Korea are important trading partners to one another and the United States is also a major trading partner for both countries. In this program, speakers examine trade relations and recent developments on trade issues related to the U.S., Japan and Korea. In addition to discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), speakers also offer their thoughts on the outlook for multilateral trade initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. This program is co-organized with The Korea Society and the Asia Society Policy Institute.


Wendy Cutler: Vice President and Managing Director of Washington Office, Asia Society Policy Institute; former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

Gheewhan Kim: Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York

Shotaro Oshima: Chairman, Institute for International Economic Studies; Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; former Special Representative of the Government of Japan for TPP; former Member, Appellate Body, World Trade Organization

Daniel J. Ikenson (Moderator): Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, CATO Institute


6–6:30 PM Registration
6:30–8 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A
8–8:30 PM Wine and Sushi Networking Reception 


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Event Details

Thu 23 Feb 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Academic/Government $15; Non-members $20