The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Japan and the US were involved in fierce trade frictions beginning with textiles in the 1950s to semi-conductors in the 1990s. Bilateral trade problems between Japan and the US have resurged recently after Donald Trump became US President. Analysis of Japan-US trade frictions can provide useful implications for ongoing trade war between the US and China.
Shujiro Urata is a Professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda Univeristy. His focus of research is in international and development economics. He received his PhD in Economics from Standford University in 1978.