Roundtable with Michael Best Strategies

On April 17, 2018, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable with Mr. Thomas B. Schreibel, Ms. Anne C. Canfield and Ms. Sarah C. Helton from Michael Best Strategies. Mr. Schreibel and Ms. Canfield briefed on President Trump’s various trade issues including steel and aluminum tariffs, followed by a discussion among participating member companies.

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Roundtable with Former Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler

On April 11, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable with former Acting Deputy USTR Wendy Cutler who is a senior policy consultant to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Ms. Culter briefed on the Section 301 tariffs against China, followed by a discussion among participating member companies regarding impact and concerns.

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Roundtable Discussion with Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s James L. Schoff

On March 14, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. James L. Schoff, Senior fellow in the Carnegie Asia Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Mr. Schoff gave a presentation on “The Growing Private Sector Role in U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation and Strategic Technology”.

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Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Isamu Wakamatsu of JETRO New York

On February 22, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Isamu Wakamatsu, Executive Director of Research & Information Services at JETRO New York office for a roundtable event. Mr. Wakamatsu gave a presentation on “FY2017 JETRO Survey on Business Conditions for Japanese Companies in the U.S. (36th annual survey)”.You can find more detailed information regarding the survey by (…)

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

On February 7, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center. Mr. Stokes gave a presentation on “How Americans See the Trump Presidency, the Economy and the World, One Year into the Trump Era.”

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A Conversation on Prospects for U.S.-Japan Relations in 2018

On January 17, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Nicholas Szechenyi, Deputy Director of the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Professor Fumiaki Kubo, Project Leader at Keidanren’s 21st Century Public Policy Institute. We discussed the Trump administration’s policy priorities for 2018 and the prospects for U.S.-Japan relations.  

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Keidanren USA End of the Year Happy Hour

On December 13, Keidanren USA hosted an informal end of the year happy hour gathering.

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Roundtable Discussion with Organization for International Investment (OFII)

On December 11, Keidanren USA hosted M​r. Aaron Brickman (Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development), Mr. Kris Denzel (Director, Government Affairs) and Ms. ​Emma Harris (Associate, Strategy & Development) from Organization for International Investment (OFII) ​for Roundtable Discussion. They provided an update on the impact of tax reform for inbound companies.

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Roundtable Discussion with Ms. Shantell Isaac Coalition of Services Industries (CSI)

On December 5, Keidanren USA hosted Ms. Shantell Isaac, Vice President of Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) for Roundtable Discussion. Ms. Isaac discussed the impact of trade in services on ongoing trade negotiations such as NAFTA, TiSA and TPP-11.

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Mrs. Julie Chung’s Visit

  On October 19, Keidanren USA welcomed Mrs. Julie Chung, Director of Office of Japanese Affairs, Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs at United States Department of State to our office. We, together with some of representatives from Keidanren member companies, discussed how to strengthen Japan-US business ties.  

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