The Japanese-South Korean Trade Dispute: Ramifications and the Path Forward

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August 7, 2019 The Japanese-South Korean Trade Dispute: Ramifications and the Path Forward

Japan and South Korea have recently imposed rulings that impact each other’s financial interests and risk triggering a strategic trade war.

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ane NE
Washington, DC
20002

Agenda

Opening Remarks by
Marc Knapper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia

Panel I – Competing Views and Economic Considerations
(1:30 – 3:00 p.m.)

Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the Japan Program, The Stimson Center
Riley Walters, Policy Analyst for Asia Economy and Technology,
The Heritage Foundation

 

Panel II – Implications for Economics, Security, and U.S. Strategic Objectives
(3:00 – 4:30 p.m.)

Matthew Goodman, Senior Vice President, Senior Adviser for Asian Economics, and the Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies
James Schoff, Senior Fellow, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Patrick Cronin, Asia-Pacific Security Chair, The Hudson Institute

Hosted by
Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation

Description

Japan and South Korea have recently imposed rulings that impact each other’s financial interests and risk triggering a strategic trade war. During previous spikes in tensions, bilateral economic and security sectors were not involved and instead served as moderating influences. That changed for the worse last year. Strained bilateral economic relations undermine U.S. allied diplomatic and security coordination to deal with the North Korean threat. What role should Washington play in resolving disputes between two critically important Asian allies?

Join us as a distinguished panel of experts discusses the Japanese – South Korean trade dispute and its economic, security, and strategic ramifications.

Read more: The U.S. Must Limit Damage from the Japan–South Korea Trade Dispute

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