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Roundtable discussion with White & Case LLP on Semiconductors and U.S. Trade Policy

On June 11, 2024, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable discussion with experts from White & Case LLP on “Semiconductors and U.S. Trade Policy”.
They provided an overview of U.S. trade policy measures impacting the semiconductor industry and related industries, including export controls, investment restrictions, and import restrictions such as Section 301 tariffs.
They also explained recent examples of these measures and discussed their expectations for future trade policies.

Roundtable discussion with experts from CSIS on China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Relations

On June 5, 2024, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable discussion with experts from CSIS on China-Taiwan cross-strait relations.
Mr. Jude Blanchette, CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies, and Mr. Chris Johnstone, CSIS Senior Advisor and Japan Chair, discussed current dynamics in cross-strait relations and the implications for Japan, following the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te on May 20, 2024. They also shared the results of recent work on the economic and financial implications of a cross-strait crisis.

Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Uemura of the World Bank

On May 30, 2024, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Koji Uemura, the World Bank Group Alternate Executive Director for Japan, for a roundtable discussion with our member companies.
Mr. Uemura gave an overview of the World Bank Group as well as briefed the outcomes of the IMF/World Bank Spring meeting held in April in Washington DC followed by a Q & A session.

Roundtable Discussion with The Honorable Ryan Costello

On May 16, Keidanren USA hosted an in-person roundtable discussion with The Honorable Ryan Costello, former Congressman and Founder of Ryan Costello Strategies on “Assessing the 2024 Political Campaign Landscape: Potential Outcomes and Policy Implications for Climate and Technology Issues”.

As a former Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania, He shared his insights into the thinking of Congressional Republicans on these issues, followed by lively Q&A session.