About the Event

Since the late 20th century, the economies of the United States and Japan have grown ever closer through trade, investment, and economic cooperation.

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and a panel of expert speakers to discuss the state of this economic friendship and hear what practices can further advance its mutual benefit. Topics will include common economic problems following the Covid-19 Recession, the developing Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, the impact of demographic trends, Japan’s economic relationship with China, and much more. This event will feature ample time for the audience to question the panelists, both in a formal setting and afterward at a tasting of Japanese food and drink. Guests will have the chance to engage with Japanese culture intellectually, socially, and through cuisine.

About the Speakers

  • David Boling, Director, Japan & Asian Trade, Eurasia Group

  • Shihoko Goto, Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise and Deputy Director, Asia Program, Wilson Center

  • Matthew J. Wilson, J.D., Dean and President, Tokyo Campus, Temple University

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If you are a Supporting, Leadership Circle, or Corporate Member of the Council and would like to register other guests of your company, please contact Margaret Hasani at mhasani@wacphila.org to register.