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:
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.
6:00-7:30: Presentation / Audience Q&A
7:30-8:00: Reception with light refreshments / Networking
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