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Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Hirohisa Akahira of JETRO

On January 18, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Hirohisa Akahira, Deputy Director, Overseas Research Department, JETRO for a roundtable event.

Mr. Akahira gave a presentation on “FY2022 JETRO  Survey on Business Conditions of Japanese-Affiliated Companies in the U.S.”.

You can find more detailed information regarding the survey by visiting JETRO’s website below.
2022年度 海外進出日系企業実態調査(北米編) (日本語)

Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Ryo Sahashi at the University of Tokyo


On January 18, Keidanren USA hosted Dr. Ryo Sahashi, Associate Professor of International Politics at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo.
Dr. Sahashi is also currently the visiting Japan Scholar at the Wilson Center. He discussed U.S.-China relations and the changing East Asian order followed by a lively Q&A session.

Briefing on 2022 Midterm Elections with K&L Gates LLP

On October 26, Keidanren USA hosted a briefing with former Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA) and former Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN) from the K&L Gates LLP on the current state of play for the November midterm elections. They discussed the major issues the two parties are focused on in the home stretch, prospects for the post-election lame duck session, policy changes in the new Congress, and impact on the 2024 Presidential election.

Roundtable discussion with Barnes & Thornburg LLP

On September 1, Keidanren USA Hosted a roundtable discussion with experts from Barnes & Thornburg.

The speakers explained the policy trends on U.S. sanctions against Russia and China, both in Congress and the administration, on cooperation with other foreign governments, the potential reaction of, and the actual situation for, the U.S. economy and industries, and Reputation Risk countermeasures followed by Q&A session. You can also read about this event in Japanese here.