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In America’s Backyard: What East Asian Economic Ties to Latin America Mean for U.S. Business

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • JACCC (Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
5:30 – 6:15 pm: Registration and Refreshments
6:15 – 7:30 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Garden Room

244 S. South San Pedro St., Los Angeles 90012

East Asia’s three biggest economies have surged into Latin America in recent years: China as a commodity buyer, infrastructure investor and dominant lender; Japan as an
auto powerhouse; and Korea as a manufacturer, tripling its investment in five years. But how will China’s volatile slowdown and the economic and political turmoil in Brazil
affect this trend? And, will the Trans-Pacific Partnership offer a lifeline by stimulating trade for Latin America?

Join Asia Society Southern California and the Pacific Basin Research Center, Soka University of America, for a timely discussion including members of Soka’s East
Asia-Latin America Task Force, which studied the growing economic ties. East Asia’s role in Latin America raises key questions for businesses in the U.S., the region’s
historic economic partner: Can American companies seize opportunities due to East Asia’s investment in Latin America? Can Los Angeles leverage its role as a trade hub for
both regions?

SPEAKERS:

  • William Ascher, Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics, Claremont McKenna College; Director, Pacific Basin Research Center, Soka University of America
  • Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles
  • William Overholt, Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center; co-chair of the Task Force
  • Thomas E. McLain, Attorney, Hogan Lovells; co-chair of the Task Force
  • Additional speaker TBA

REGISTRATION
$25 General
$15 JASSC and Asia Society Member
$100 *Special Rate* Join as a member and attend for free

For more info visit Asia Society website

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