Is TPP Dead or Alive?
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
The Japan Society
The Japan Society welcomes you to kick off its programme series of 2017 with a lunchtime talk by Mr. David Olive from the Toronto Star.
The dismissal of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is not the death knell of substantive trade arrangements among countries, or the “end of globalization,” as the mass media have concluded.
Prime Minister Abe sought (and won) ratification of the TPP in the Diet, keeping the spirit of the TPP alive. The Prime Minister also welcomed the TPP as an incomparable opportunity to achieve his needed reform agenda in Japan.
With 11 of the 12 parties to the TPP remaining in support of its ideals, some question if it would be best to wait out the Trump Administration until one more like that of Barack Obama comes to power in Washington, or to proceed with an ambitious trans-Pacific trade alliance without the participation of the U.S.. At the same time, a great many Americans prefer even stronger ties with Japan, one of the world’s biggest economies and sources of innovation.
About the Speaker:
David Olive is a business and current affairs columnist at The Toronto Star. He has been a business and economics writer for more than 30 years. His books include Just Rewards: The Case for Ethical Reform in Business, and An American Story: The Speeches of Barack Obama.
Rowell Boardroom, McMillan LLP
(Brookfield Place, Suite 4400, 181 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2T3)
Light buffet lunch and drinks will be served.
How to Register:
Please email your name, organization, and title to email@example.com by Friday, January 13, 2017.
This presentation is being hosted by The Japan Society, with the co-operation of the Japan External Trade Organization, the Canada-Japan Society of Toronto, the Office of the Consul General of Japan in Toronto, the Japan Foundation, Toronto, and the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry.