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Date : October 29, 2021

The Future of the TPP and Japan’s Response, as China and Taiwan Apply (Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University)

post date : 2021.10.15

In September 2021, both China and Taiwan applied to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Also, the first talks were held to discuss the UK’s bid to join the TPP, which would make it the first new partner since the TPP began with 11 countries in November 2018. With increasing discussion of economic security in Japan, how will Japan deal with this issue as the TPP chair this year?


The FPCJ has invited international economics expert Dr. Fukunari Kimura, a professor at the Keio University Faculty of Economics, to discuss the future of the TPP, including the possibility of the US returning after having withdrawn before ratification, and how Japan can contribute to the development of the TPP.


■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar. 

■Date: October 29 (Fri), 2021, 14:00-15:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, October 28)

■Briefer: Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                                  

As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:

Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by 12:00 noon on October 28. As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).


■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.

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