NPI Special Seminar "Economic Security and Japan-U.S. Relations" November 14, 2022
Chairman Aso Taro delivering the keynote speech.
NPI Vice President Arai Hisamitsu in discussion with The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America.
As part of the NPI "Economic Security Project," a special seminar on "Economic Security and Japan-U.S. Relations" was held with The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Ambassador of the United States to Japan.
In the keynote speech, NPI Chairman Aso Taro reviewed the history of relations between Japan, the U.S., and China and noted the importance of Japan's consideration of countermeasures against economic coercion by China, as well as the need for enhanced coordination and cooperation between Japan and the U.S.
In the dialogue with NPI Vice President Arai Hisamitsu, Ambassador Rahm Emanuel expressed the United States' strong intention to unite with friends and allies and to strengthen vigilance against countries that do not abide by universal rules. The discussion also covered a wide range of issues, including the importance of protection of intellectual property, expectations for Japan's nuclear and hydrogen technologies, the significance of water resources, and the importance of energy security through exchange of liquid natural gas (LNG) and other resources between friendly countries.
Moderator: Arai Hisamitsu, Vice President, NPI; Leader, Economic Security Study Group, NPI
Special Guest Speaker: The Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America