Building on the strength of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, the relationship between the United States and Japan has deepened and widened on multiple fronts, ranging from trade and economic relations to cultural exchanges. This program explores the depth and breadth of U.S.-Japan ties and the benefits that these ties bring to the United States at the national and regional levels. In particular, our event in Portland, one of the most popular cities with Japanese visitors in recent years, will examine how U.S.-Japan relations impact U.S. trade and economic interests in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the local economy and community. Featuring Ambassador James P. Zumwalt (CEO, Sasakawa USA, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Affairs); Stephanie Segal, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS; Dr. Satu Limaye (Director, East-West Center in Washington, and creator of Japan Matters for America project; and Paul Taylor, Vice President & General Counsel, Ajinomoto North America Division, based in Portland.
This public panel is one of a series of events that Sasakawa USA has organized with local organizations as part of “The Alliance Working in America” (TAWA) program, which seeks to engage regional leaders and influencers across the United States on the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance to U.S. regional and national interests.
Copresented with generous support from Sasakawa USA and East-West Center in Washington, and in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Oregon.