The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the JDZB are very pleased to invite to a Japan Lunch Discussion:
Carrying on without TPP -
Regional economic integration of Japan and Asia
Prof. Dr. URATA Shūjirō
Waseda University, Tōkyō
Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 12.30 pm-2 pm
Japan is widely believed to lag behind in negotiating bilateral Trade Agreements. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement with the US and other Pacific nations was intended to enhance Japan’s regional economic integration. While the negotiations on TPP eventually reached overall agreement it will not come into effect anytime soon under a US-president Donald TRUMP. What is the path now for Japan? Will it turn to Asia and especially China trade-wise or seek to build another free-trade zone? How can Japan as an industrial country contribute to economic development in the region and boost its own economy? Will the negotiations of the EU Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) pick up pace?
A speaker will be Prof. Dr. URATA Shūjirō, one of Japan´s leading international economists. He has had held various positions as Economist at the Brookings Institution and World Bank before assuming the professorship of School of Social Sciences at Waseda University. He took the present position, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (International Relations) at Waseda University in 2005.
He conducted various researches on regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region with reference to international trade policy including that of Japan as well as foreign direct investment and economic development in the region. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.
Participation on invitation only!