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USJI Seminar

“TPP and Great Power Games in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Japanese Debate”

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:00pm-5:30pm

Venue

Conference Room, JSPS/JST Washington Office,
2001 L Street N.W., Suite 1050 Washington D.C. 20036



This event is free and open to the public.

Abstract

This seminar will explore the impact the US strong push for TPP has had on political, economic and strategic trends in the Asia-Pacific region. It will consider the following five key variables: a system for changing functional norms in APEC; a mechanism to encircle China’s rise; a political tool for strengthening the US-Japan bilateral relations; a process of potentially enhancing Japan’s regional economic influence; and a contribution to clarifying the division of labor in expanding regional architectures such as APT and EAS. The seminar will aim to compensate for a relatively biased debate on TPP in Japan which tends to evolve around the calculation of costs and benefits for the domestic economy through the broader analytical focus on TPP’s international implications.

[Summary]

Moderator

Yoshiaki Abe
USJI Operating Adviser / University Professor, Waseda University

Speaker
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Takashi Terada
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars / Waseda University
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Discussant
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Michael Martin
Foreign Affairs, Defense & Trade Division, Congressional Research Service (CRS)
Organized by

U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI), Waseda University Organization for Japan-US Studies (WOJUSS)

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