Interview with Scott Seaman of International Business-Government Counsellors on expectations for a closer U.S./Japan relationship under the Biden administration, and opportunities for trade and collaboration in Asia-Pacific

Jun 1, 2021

Washington CORE CEO Chiyo Kobayashi interviewed Scott Seaman, Vice President, International Business-Government Counsellors (IBC) about the expected evolution of the U.S./Japan relationship under the Biden administration’s new policy staff and priorities. The discussion explored opportunities for U.S. and Japan to collaborate on enhancing supply chain resilience and infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as hopes for improving the delicate state of U.S./China trade relations. It also considered how Japanese companies might position themselves to access infrastructure opportunities in the U.S., and the enduring appeal of Japan for U.S. companies as a wealthy, mature market.