Thursday, February 14, 2013

Date Thursday, February 14, 2013
Venue The Cato Instiute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.2001-5403 U.S.A.
Sponsors Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)
The Cato Institute (Cato)

Topics"U.S. - Japan Economic Relations in an Era of Political Uncertainty, Sluggish Growth, and Shifting Demographics"
A Joint Conference sponsored by the Japan Economic Foundation and the Cato Institute

Introductory RemarksJohn A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation

Keynote SpeakerClayton Yeutter, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells

Session I: Assessments of the Economic and Political Climates in the United States and Japan: Implications for the Bilateral RelationshipSpeakers
Makoto Utsumi, President and CEO, Japan Credit Rating Agency
Arthur Alexander, Adjunct Professor, Asia Studies Program, Georgetown University
Gary Hufbauer, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute
Discussion Facilitator: Amb. Terry Miller, Director, Center for International Trade and Economics, Heritage Foundation

Session II: Global Macroeconomic and Other External Influences Likely to Impact the U.S.-Japan RelationshipSpeakers
Takashi Shiraishi, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Phil Levy, Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business
Derek Scissors, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Studies, Heritage Foundation
Discussion Facilitator: Sallie James, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

Lunch and Luncheon Speaker
Jim Kolbe, Senior Adviser, McLarty Associates and Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Session III: Prospects for and Impediments to Trade Agreements and Other Bilateral or Regional Forms of CooperationSpeakers
Kazumasa Kusaka, Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, METI
Wendy Cutler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
William Brooks, Adjunct Professor, Japan Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Discussion Facilitator: Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Session IV: New and Heterodox Ideas for Cooperation and Economic GrowthSpeakers
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
Jim Fatheree, Senior Director, Japan and Korea, President, US-Japan Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute
Discussion Facilitator: Claude Barfield, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Closing Remarks
Noboru Hatakeyama, Chairman and CEO, Japan Economic Foundation
John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute


ParticipantsThursday, February 14, 2013List

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