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Date : December 8, 2020

Video report: Free Trade in 2021—Japanese Leadership and the Response of the New US Administration (Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Keio University)

post date : 2020.12.09

On November 15, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed by fifteen countries including Japan, China, South Korea, ASEAN nations, Australia, and New Zealand, creating the world’s largest free trade zone covering approximately 30% of the global economy. Together with the inauguration of a new US administration next year, how will this major free trade agreement affect Japan-US trade talks, the possibility of the US returning to the TPP, and the economic tension between the US and China? Will India return to the RCEP after having opted out? How will Japan respond?

The FPCJ invited Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor of Keio University, to speak about global free trade in 2021.      


The briefing had a total of 33 participants including journalists from China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea and the US.



■Date: December 8 (Tues), 2020, 11:00-12:30

■Briefer: Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Keio University
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation


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