Japan and the United States face opportunities and constraints on a number of strategic issues both independently and as allies. From trade to energy security to national defense, Washington and Tokyo must balance domestic and international pressures as they pursue national interests.
On May 4, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted a panel of distinguished politicians and analysts for a discussion of issues significant to Japan’s relationship with the United States and its neighbors in East Asia. Yasutoshi Nishimura, state minister of the cabinet office of Japan and member of the Liberal Democratic Party; Isamu Ueda of the Komeito; Koichiro Gemba of the Democratic Party of Japan and former foreign minister of Japan; and Tetsuro Fukuyama of the Democratic Party of Japan addressed issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Japan’s economy and trade policy, its energy outlook and policy, and its plans for investment in Asia. Brookings experts Jeffrey A. Bader and Mireya Solís provided commentary, and Brookings President Strobe Talbott provided introductory remarks.
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