Japan, the U.S. and the Indo-Pacific: Collaboration and Competition!
On Friday morning, February 10, MITA hosted a seminar at Creighton University’s Harper Center focusing on Japan, the U.S. and the current state of cooperation and competition in the Indo-Pacific. Co-sponsored with Creighton University’s Asian World Center, the seminar drew an audience of more than 50 MITA members, academics, business people and members of the Omaha community for a morning of networking and information.
The seminar featured three guest speakers who underscored the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance in the region, and the close economic and trade relationship between Japan and the state of Nebraska.
Mr. Hiroshi Tajima, the Japanese Consul-General in Chicago, provided an overview of Japan’s close collaboration with the U.S. in the areas of security, trade and investment.
Mr. Tomofumi Nishizawa, Executive Director of JETRO, the Japanese External Trade Organization, presented the latest statistics illustrating the economic relationship between Japan and the U.S., highlighting that Japan is America’s top trading and investment partner in numerous sectors.
Dr. Ellen Frost of the East-West Center concluded the seminar with insights on Japan’s increasing influence as a regional trade and security linchpin in the Indo-Pacific.
The seminar was the latest in a series of informational programs sponsored by MITA; it was made possible thanks to the generous support of NAJAS, the National Association of Japan-America Societies.