JCIE/USA Executive Seminar | Post–Midterm Outlook for US Political & Economic Relations

November 29, 2018
New York

In a dynamic, wide-ranging discussion at a JCIE seminar, two top experts on US-Japan relations—Columbia University Professor Gerald Curtis and the Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Schlesinger—assessed the Democratic victory in the midterm elections and the prospects for the next two years of the Trump administration’s Asia policy. 

Gerald Curtis is widely considered to be one of the world’s top authorities on Japanese politics and US-Japan relations. Meanwhile, Jacob Schlesinger of the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau is one of the country’s most prominent journalists writing about Asian trade and economic relations. In the meeting, they traded views with nearly 30 leaders in the US-Japan community, including CEOs, government officials, nonprofit executives, and policy experts.