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JAPAN’S CHANGING ROLE IN THE ASIAN ECONOMY with Kurt Tong

June 10, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$10 - $20

Join us for a stimulating discussion with Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy to Japan in Tokyo, Kurt Tong, as he assesses the latest developments about the:

  • TPP (Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement)
  • RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)
  • APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation)

and their effects on Japan, the USA, and of course China as these nations find their economies increasingly intertwined.

Kurt Tong has served as the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission since December 2011. Previously, he was the U.S. Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), managing all aspects of U.S. participation in APEC, while concurrently serving as the Economic Coordinator for the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, organizing bureau-wide efforts on economic policy issues.  Mr. Tong has spent 17 years working and studying in East Asia, including service at the U.S. Embassies in Manila, Tokyo (1996-1999), Beijing and Seoul. He was Director for Korean Affairs at the Department of State from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as Director for Asian Economic Affairs at the National Security Council from 2006 to 2008. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Tokyo University Faculty of Economics from 1995 to 1996. Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1990, Mr. Tong was an Associate with the Boston Consulting Group in Tokyo.

Mr. Tong’s presentation will be moderated by Steven Vogel, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

Program Agenda:

5:30-6:00: Registration

6:00-7:30: Presentation / Audience Q&A

7:30-8:00: Reception with light refreshments / Networking

 

Early registration by Monday, June 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm:

  • $10 for Students, Japan Society & Asia Society Members  (Must show Student ID at time of check-in)
  • $15 for Non-members
  • No refunds after June 10th.

 

At the Door:

  • $20 / For all tickets (subject to availability)

 

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*Selected Japan Society program.


Details

Date:
June 10, 2013
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$10 - $20

Venue

Public Policy Institute of California (Bechtel Conference Center)
500 Washington St., Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Phone:
415.986.4383

Organizer

Briana Burrows
Phone:
415.986.4383
Email:
bburrows@usajapan.org