Kono Taro, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense, Japan
Kono Taro, Japan’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Director of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Public Affairs Department, will return to Asia House’s digital platform on 21 September to brief Corporate Members on Japan’s economic outlook and broader trade developments in the Indo-Pacific.
Japan has not been immune to global financial headwinds, with above-target inflation and monetary tightening elsewhere in the world contributing to a collapse in the value of the yen. Navigating these economic challenges represents a major task for the governing Kishida administration, which on 10 July secured a major victory in upper house elections during a campaign marred by the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Speaking from Tokyo, Kono Taro, a prominent figure within Japanese politics and former Prime Ministerial candidate, will brief Asia House Corporate Members on how the Japanese government plans to negotiate today’s fast changing economic environment, and will provide insights into the Kishida administration’s landmark “new capitalism” policy. He will also reflect upon the regional trade architecture in the Indo-Pacific, in particular the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and the possible expansion of the CPTPP.
This briefing is convened exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members and moderated by Asia House Chief Executive Michael Lawrence. To register interest, please email Edward Danks, Programme Associate: email@example.com
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