Japan and the US and their Evolving Economic Relationship

 Japan and the US and their Evolving Economic Relationship

Nov. 5, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Von der Ahe (VDA) Suite, Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University


The US and Japan are the first and third largest economies in the world and key strategic allies.  And until recently they have been two of the most important countries for maintaining the global trading system.  With the rise of China and the Trump administration’s recalibration of its trade strategy, the global trading regime is in flux and at risk. 

Come join us for a public lecture by Minister Takeshi Komoto, a high-ranking economic minister at the Japanese Embassy in Washington DC.  Minister Komoto will explain how the landscape of their economic relationship changed over the years to date and explain how both countries are finding new areas for cooperation, including in growing fields such as digital trade.

Note: The Chatham House Rule will be observed.


Driving directions to LMU are available here. After entering campus through the main LMU entrance at Lincoln and LMU Drive, proceed to Drollinger Parking Plaza (Lot L) and park in the non-reserved spaces. A campus map is available here. Signage will direct you to the William H. Hannon Library, where the event is taking place on the 3rd floor.


Please note that LMU charges visitors to park until 8 p.m. Once parked, visit a parking kiosk in the structure, input your license plate number, and insert your payment card (tip: to easily reference your license plate number, consider taking a photo with your phone). Additional parking information, rates, and prepay options are available here.