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Roundtable Discussion with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

On November 8, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable discussion with Mr. Zachary M. Rudisill, Partne and Mr. Roger P. Murry, Senior Policy Adviser, both at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.  Mr. Rudisill and Mr. Murry briefed us on 2018 Midterm Election Results.

Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Bruce Stokes (Pew Research Center)

On November 5, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center. Mr. Stokes gave a presentation on “Americans, Japanese See Trade as Good, But Doubt the Benefits.”

Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Masatoshi Yoshihara and Mr. Takashi Kawaguchi (Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)

On October 30, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable discussion with Mr. Masatoshi Yoshihara, Managing Executive Officer & Co-Head of Global Markets Division at Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and Mr. Takashi Kawaguchi, Executive Officer & Head of Americas Treasury Department at Mizuho Bank Ltd.  Mr. Yoshihara and Mr. Kawaguchi shared their views on how the U.S. and global financial markets (including foreign exchange, bonds, interest rates and equities) have reacted to U.S. policies.  There followed a lively Q&A exchange with attendees on such issues as the impact of the Trump administration’s trade policies on markets, bond market prospects, legislative expectations in a possibly divided Congress, and things to focus on in anticipation of the 2020 election.

Roundtable Discussion with Arnold & Porter Law Firm

On September 26, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Chris Dodd (former U.S. Senator), Mr. Charles Landgraf and Ms. Claire Reade from Arnold & Porter Law Firm.
They led a discussion on the recent developments in U.S. trade policy and effective strategies for companies to protect their interests in the current volatile political environment.Topics include a report on Trump Administration tariff actions and related supply chain implications, a brief look at other recent US trade and investment developments, as well as a discussion of approaches to engage with U.S. policymakers, allies and constituents to protect and promote corporate interests.