Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear one of America’s top Japan experts Glen S. Fukushima discuss prospects for US-Japan relations under the Trump Administration on August 10 in the city. Donald Trump has had strong opinions about Japan since the 1980s, and he repeated them during the 2016 presidential campaign. He has accused Japan of (1) stealing American jobs, (2) exporting products to the U.S. but not importing American products, (3) manipulating its currency, and (4) being a free-rider on defense. One of his first actions as president was to withdraw the U.S. from the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) although Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tried to persuade President-elect Trump not to do so. Now that the Trump Administration has begun, what can we expect from the US-Japan relationship?
Glen S. Fukushima, worked on US-Japan and US-China trade negotiations at USTR (Office of the U.S. Trade Representative) from 1985-90, then had a 22-year business career in one European and four American multinational corporations, including as Vice President of AT&T Japan and President & CEO of Airbus Japan. He was elected to two terms as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and is currently a Board member of the Japan-America societies in Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as Honorary Co-Chairman of the National Association of Japan-America Societies.
In 1993, he declined an offer to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy, and from 2015-2016, he was a member of Hillary Clinton’s Asia Policy Working Group. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Policy, a Washington, DC think tank. He is the author of The Politics of US-Japan Economic Friction, which won the Ohira Prize in 1993.
Light appetizers and drinks provided.