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“Donald Trump, Japan and Canada”
Date: February 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Venue: UBC Liu Institute, multi-purpose room (1st floor)
One year is going to pass since the inauguration of President Donald Trump in the United States. His new social and economic policy, trade policy and security policy has brought significant changes to the United States. Their influences are felt all over the world, including Japan and Canada. This conference will gather together experts on the relationship between the United States, Japan and Canada and discuss the changes and their implication for Japan as well as Canada.
Despite the significant changes brought by the inauguration of president Trump, there has not been an opportunity to consider and evaluate its impacts on Japan and Canada. By gathering four experts on U.S. politics and international relationship, the conference will be sure to provide very stimulating insights into its important impacts. The conference is especially important for Japan since the new U.S. policy has significant implications for the bilateral trade agreement between Japan and the U.S. and the national security policy of Japan inside Asia. Also these issues are very important for Canada as well.
10:00-10:15 AM Welcome and opening remark
10:15-11:45 AM Panel 1 “Trump’s New Social and Economic Policy” examines the new social and economic domestic policy of the Trump administration and its impact for Japanese as well as Canadian companies operating in the United States and immigrants, students and visitors visiting or living in the United States from Japan as well as Canada.
Keynote speaker Dr. Satoshi Machidori (Kyoto University)
Panelist Dr. Carin Holroyd (University of Saskatchewan)
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Lunch *As we will provide lunch for participants, please RSVP at the bottom of this page.
12:15-1:15 PM Keynote Presentation “Reelection of Abe and the Future of Japanese Politics”
Speaker Dr. Harukata Takenaka(GRIPS)
Discussant Dr. Yosuke Sunahara (Kobe University)
1:15-2:45 PM Panel 2 “International Trade” examines the new international trade policy of the Trump Administration and its impacts on NAFTA as well as the future of TPP or the possibility of free trade agreement between the United States and Japan.
Keynote speaker Dr. Saori N. Katada (University of Southern California)
Panelists Joseph Caron (former ambassador to Japan, UBC), Dr. Yves Tiberghien (UBC)
2:45-3:00 PM coffee break
3:00-4:30 PM Panel 3 “National Security in Asia” examines the new security policy of the Trump Administration and its impact on the issue of national security in Asia, especially its impact on national security of Japan and the role of the Canadian government.
Keynote speaker Dr. Ryo Sahashi (Kanagawa University)
Panelists Dr. Brian Job (UBC), Dr. David Welch (University of Waterloo)
4:30-4:45 PM Conclusion
5:00-6:30 PM Reception