International economic and security policy is becoming more complex. The United States and China, the world’s two largest economies and military superpowers are engaged in a trade war that threatens contagion and unravelling the world economy. The rest of the world is faced with hard choices in economic and strategic policy, none more so that those in East Asia as supply chains, prosperity and the multilateral rules based order are at risk. Countries like Japan and Australia need to balance their security interests with the United States against their economic interests with China and their stake in the global trade regime.
The economic dimension of national power and influence is central to the hard choices to be made on security policy. How can countries integrate economic and security policies for better economic and security outcomes?
Key issues that also need to be resolved include: how to work with and engage China, the United States and others to lift the economic and social benefit of international infrastructure investment; how to build the resilience of Asian and global institutions; how to avoid a digital iron curtain in deploying 5G technologies and the internet; and how to deepen commitment to a rules-based order.
The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and the Australian National University bring ongoing research and thinking to bear on these issues and examine different strategies and frameworks for integrating economic and security policy in dealing with the big issues that face our region today.

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Time and Date 14:00-17:00, Thursday, November 21, 2019 (Registration starts at 13:30)
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Language(s) Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)
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Tokyo 11th floor, Annex, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)1-3-1, Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku
TEL: 03-3501-8398
Admission Free
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Host(s) Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Australian National University (ANU)
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Opening Remarks

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)


Presentation "Getting strategic policy right"

Gordon DE BROUWER (Honorary Professor, ANU / Former Secretary, Department of the Environment and Energy, and former Associate Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and G20 Sherpa / Panel member of the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service)


Panel Discussion

Moderator

Shiro ARMSTRONG (Visiting Scholar, RIETI / Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU)

Panelists (in order of appearance)

Christopher FINDLAY (Honorary Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU)

HOSAKA Shin (Director-General, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI)

URATA Shujiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)

OKADA Kohei (Deputy Director-General for Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI)

IIMURA Akiko (Professor & Head, Research Strategy Department University Research Administration CenterTokyo University of Science)

Gordon DE BROUWER (Honorary Professor, ANU / Former Secretary, Department of the Environment and Energy, and former Associate Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and G20 Sherpa / Panel member of the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service)


A 15-minutes break will be included
*Agenda is subject to change
Map
Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, Kasumigaseki station, exit C2. Two minutes walk.
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, Kasumigaseki station, exit A11a. Three minutes walk.
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Kasumigaseki station, exit B3a. Six minutes walk.
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Toranomon station, exit 9. Four minutes walk.
Tokyo Metro Mita Line, Uchisaiwaicho station, exit A7. Six minutes walk.

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Ms. MARUTAKE, Conference Section, RIETI
TEL:03-3501-8398
conf-191121@rieti.go.jp