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.”
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.
Keidanren USA End of the Year Happy Hour
On December 13, Keidanren USA hosted an informal end of the year happy hour gathering.
Roundtable Discussion with Organization for International Investment (OFII)
On December 11, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. 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.
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.
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.
Roundtable Discussion with Ms. Yuki Sako (Associate, K&L Gates LLP)
On October 10, Keidanren USA hosted Ms. Yuki Sako (Associate, K&L Gates LLP) for Roundtable Discussion. Ms. Sako gave a presentation titled “Opportunities and Challenges in Doing Business with the United States: the View from Washington D.C.”. and explained recent developments in U.S. Trade, Foreign Investment, Sanctions, and Energy Policy and the Impacts on the Business (…)
A Conversation with Keidanren Managing Director Katsunori Nemoto
On September 19, Keidanren USA hosted a roundtable dialogue with Keidanren Managing Director Katsunori Nemoto during his visit to Washington DC from Tokyo.
Roundtable Discussion on “U.S.-Japan Relations: Enhancing the Alliance”
On September 15, Keidanren USA hosted Mr. Paul Goldstein (President & CEO of Pacific Tech Bridge) for a roundtable event titled“U.S.-Japan Relations: Enhancing the Alliance”. Mr. Goldstein drew on his long history of involvement in U.S.-Japan relations to discuss his thoughts on the current state of the alliance and ways to enhance it.
Roundtable Discussion on “U.S. Federal Tax Reform: Opportunities and Challenges”
On July 31, Keidanren USA hosted Messrs. Kyle Pomerleau (Director of Federal Projects) and Scott Greenberg (Senior Analyst) of Tax Foundation for a roundtable event titled “U.S. Federal Tax Reform: Opportunities and Challenges”