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The Effect of SMEs in U.S.-Japan Economic Exchange and Trade

2023 Japan Currents Symposium

In partnership with JASDFW

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are a critical force in both the U.S. and Japanese economies; driving innovation and allowing for highly specialized, distributed manufacturing. The 2023 Symposium will focus on SMEs and how they affect U.S.-Japan economic affairs. 3.58 Million SMEs make up 99.7% of all companies in Japan (SMRJ.go.jp) and in the U.S. 30 million SMEs have accounted for nearly two-thirds of net new private sector jobs in recent decades (USTR.gov).

Date:
Friday, February 17, 2023
Time:
11:30am - 3:30pm

Speakers:

Iichiro Uesugi
Hitotsubashi University Institute of Economic Research
Professor, Research Division of Economic Institutions and Policy

Richard Katz
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Correspondent, Weekly Toyo Keizai

Moderator:

Dr. Hiroki Takeuchi
Southern Methodist University
Associate Professor of Political Science
Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia in the Tower Center

Panelists:

Jessica Gordon
Director
U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service Dallas-Fort Worth Office

Hiroyuki Watanabe

Director
Texas Japan Office

Date and Schedule

Friday, February 17
11:30 am – Registration
12:00 pm – Opening remarks and lunch
12:25 pm – Presentation by Richard KatzSenior Fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
12:45 pm – Presentation by Iichiro UesugiProfessor, Research Division of Economic Institutions and Policy, Hitotsubashi University Institute of Economic Research
1:05 pm – Audience Q&A
1:30 to 2:00 pm – Coffee break and networking
2:00 pm – Panel Discussion
3:30 pm – Program closes

Location

Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
7121 Bishop Road
Plano, TX 75024
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Cost

Members: $45*

Non-members: $55
New JASDFW Membership and Ticket: $75

 

*Members’ prices apply to JASDFW, SMU students/faculty, and Promotional Partner organizations.

 

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