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The American counterpart of one of Japan's leading international affairs organizations, the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) fosters dialogue and cooperation between Japan, the United States, and other countries around the world.

Executive Seminar
The Congressional Agenda: Implications for US-Japan Relations

New York, December 6, 2019

At a December 6 luncheon in New York, two senior Congressional staff—alumni of JCIE exchange programs from both the Republican and Democratic sides—spoke about a range of trade issues before the US Congress, what further legislation we are likely to see in the coming year, and what this means for US-Japan relations. In the meeting, they exchanged views with nearly 30 leaders from the US- Japan community, including CEOs, government officials, and experts.



  • Philip “PJ” Austin, Legislative Assistant to Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)

  • Ian Nicholson, Investigator, US Senate Finance Committee

  • [Moderator] James Gannon, Executive Director, JCIE/USA