Uneasy alliances with
Uneasy alliances with "America First" United States

Uneasy alliances with "America First" United States: What New World Order is emerging?

KEYNOTE EVENT | Tokyo Back-to-Business Program Series 2018

The United States led the way in creating a new world order after World War II. Now, under the slogan of "America First," the Trump administration is revamping existing alliances, policies, and institutions in ways that call into question the world order we knew. Its actions are forcing many countries—close allies as well as competitors—to reconsider how they work with the US.

Imposing an America First trade policy on a globalized economy is affecting trade and investment relationships. How should multinational enterprises and global supply chains respond? Where are energy and climate change policies headed?

An America First attitude in foreign relations is rearranging international politics as well. With China rising, rapidly changing developments on the Korean peninsula, and Japan focused on economic rejuvenation, how will defense relationships be realigned? Is America losing influence in the Asia-Pacific region or just recalibrating its terms of engagement?

We are pleased to present two Keynote Speakers, Yukio Okamoto and Robert Feldman, who will examine and debate the changing role of the US in Japan and Asia as well as the macroeconomic and geopolitical implications of this new and evolving American posture.


Robert Feldman
Professor of Tokyo University of Science
Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities

Yukio Okamoto
Diplomatic Commentator


Aiko Doden
Special Affairs Commentator, NHK


Thursday, 20 September 2018
4:30 p.m. Doors open
4:45 p.m. Keynote Event
6:30 p.m. The 27th Annual Reception
8:30 p.m. Conclusion


Keynote Event:
Conway Room, Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo

Marunouchi Trust Tower Main
Level 27, 1-8-3 Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8283

The 27th Annual Reception:
Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo


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