9:00 am EDT - 12:00 am EDT

Past Event

The U.S.-Japan Agenda: Accord on Trade and Security

Tuesday, April 27, 1999

9:00 am - 12:00 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

On the eve of Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi’s visit to the United States, the Brookings Institution will bring together leading scholars for an in-depth discussion addressing the purpose of the visit as well as current U.S.-Japanese economic and political relations. Some issues to be covered include:

  • Should Clinton pressure Obuchi to solve Japan’s economic problems?
  • Are the United States and Japan resolving their bilateral trade disputes?
  • Is the Japanese economy finally bottoming out?
  • Can an economically weakened Japan play an effective role in international security?
  • How will Japan’s relationship to China and Korea influence the U.S.-Japan alliance?