Submission of a proposal to Foreign Minister Kishida by Members of “The Study Group on Japan-US Economy 2016”
November 11, 2016
On November 11, members of “The Study Group on Japan-US Economy 2016” submitted a proposal “Building the Japan-US Economic Relationship in a New Era”（PDF）, which was compiled from the standpoint of what the path forward of the Japan-U.S. economic relationship should be in the forthcoming period. The meeting was conducted as follows.
1. After giving an overview of the proposal, the members mentioned that they hope the proposal will serve as a useful reference when making considerations on the future economic relationship with the U.S.
2. In response, Foreign Minister Kishida expressed his gratitude for providing an insightful and meaningful proposal in the very aftermath of the U.S. presidential election. Foreign Minister Kishida also mentioned that taking into account the proposal, the Japanese government will seek to further deepen and develop the Japan-U.S economic relationship by also collaborating with the next administration in the U.S.
“The Study Group on Japan-US Economy 2016”
(1) Setting sights on the start of the new administration in the U.S., “The Study Group on Japan-US Economy 2016” was launched under the Foreign Minister in September for the purpose of discussing how Japan and U.S., playing responsible roles for the global economy, should set the way forward in terms of their bilateral economic relationship. After holding five meetings, the outcome has been compiled in the form of a proposal and submitted to Foreign Minister Kishida by the members of the Study Group.
(2) Group members
Keiko Iizuka Editor, International News Department The Yomiuri Shimbun Fujiyo Ishiguro President & CEO, Netyear Group Corporation Nobuo Inaba Director, Ricoh Company Ltd. Executive Advisor, Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business Fumiaki Kubo A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History The Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo Masakazu Kubota Director, General Keidanren Yorihiko Kojima Honorary Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation Nobuyori Kodaira Member of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motor Corporation Yoshiji Nogami President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) Yumiko Murakami Head of OECD Tokyo Centre Tatsuo Yamazaki Senior Professor, International University of Health and Welfare Charles D. Lake II President of Aflac International Incorporated Yorizumi Watanabe Professor of International Political Economy Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University