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Sun & Star | Symposium ~ U.S.-Japan Relations in Disarray

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This event is in Washington, DC.

SMU’s Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program will be hosting it’s symposium, “U.S.-Japan Relations in Disarray:
Who Will Sustain Liberal International Order, and How?” at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., May 7. Hear from our panelists on various policy areas concerning American and Japanese relations, such as Trade and Regional Security.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast & Discussion ~ “U.S.-Japan Relations and Regional Security of the Asia-Pacific

Keynote Speaker:

10:45 – 12:15 p.m. Panel I | U.S.-Japan Security Relations: Alliance in Disarray?

Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan
Diana Newton, Tower Center Senior Fellow, SMU
Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Discussant: James Hollifield, Academic Director at the Tower Center, SMU

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon & Discussion ~ “The State of U.S.-Japan Bilateral Trade Negotiation

Keynote Speaker (tentative)
Michael Beeman, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and APEC

2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Panel II | U.S.-Japan-Mexico Economic Relations: International Trade Order in Danger?

Taeko Hoshino, IDE-JETRO, Japan
Mireya Solis,Director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Hiroki Takeuchi, Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia in the Tower Center, SMU
Discussant: Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program, Wilson Center


This event is being hosted in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

RSVP via email to Bora Laci at


John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU


Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center One Woodrow Wilson Plaza 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004-3027
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