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Japan's Economic and Security Policy in the Trump Era

February 3, 2017

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Weill Hall 1110

This conference will convene experts to discuss Japan’s macroeconomic, trade and security policy, explore the implications of the U.S. election and other key recent developments, and consider Japan’s prospects and policy options going forward. The conference is open to the public.

Welcome & Introductory Remarks (9:15 am)

Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies and the Donia Human Rights Center, University of Michigan

Panel 1 - “Abenomics” and Macroeconomic Policy (9:30 am – 11:00 am)

Chair: Josh Hausman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Michigan

David Cashin, Senior Economist, U.S. Federal Reserve

Takeo Hoshi, Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Professor (by courtesy) of Finance at the Graduate School of Business; Director of the Japan Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Panel 2 - Japan’s Foreign Trade (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Chair: Alan Deardorff, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan

Lee Branstetter, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Kazuhito Yamashita, Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies; Senior Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Panel 3 – Japan’s Pursuit of External Security (2:30 pm – 4:15 pm)

Chair: John Ciorciari, Associate Professor and Director of the International Policy Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Amy Catalinac, Assistant Professor of Politics, New York University

Jeffrey Hornung, Fellow for the Security and Foreign Affairs Program, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Saadia Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Closing Remarks (4:15 pm)

John Ciorciari, Associate Professor and Director of the International Policy Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Organized by the Center for Japanese Studies and International Policy Center, University of Michigan; Co-sponsored by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership