Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Shinzo Abe Opens STS Forum: Advancing the Lights & Managing the Shadows of Science & Technology

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Remarks from Prime Minister Abe, STS Founder Koji Omi, former U.S. DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada at the recent STS Forum in Kyoto. They all highlighted the great advancements in science and technology to unlock the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but warned against the downsides of disruption.

Prime Minister Abe, Caroline Kennedy, and Penny Pritzker Celebrate Japan-US Trade & Investment Relationship

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Caroline Kennedy

On May 1, 2015, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe ended his visit to the US in Los Angeles, appearing at the Biltmore Hotel for an event organized by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). VX News presents edited excerpts from the proceedings, beginning with JETRO Chair Hiroyuki Ishige, who notes the positive impact of the prime minister’s comprehensive set of economic reforms known as “Abenomics.” Prime Minister Abe, US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, and US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker each give their perspective on the past, present, and, especially, future of US-Japan trade relations, urging private sector investment along with the regulatory framework of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to strengthen the two countries’ mutually beneficial relationship.

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