Inclusive Prosperity for Japan and the United States

Addressing Shared Economic Challenges

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on shared economic challenges for the United States and Japan. As Japan faces challenges in encouraging economic growth with higher levels of female labor force participation and the United States faces a potential stalling-out of progress in increasing women’s economic equality, how can our two countries learn from each other’s successes and failures? The panel will discuss common challenges and successes of the two countries. Keynote speaker Sandra Black, a former member of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama, and leading American and Japanese economic policy experts will discuss shared challenges to advancing the mutual goals of expanding economic opportunity and maintaining economic growth.

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Sandra E. Black, Audre and Bernard Rapaport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; former Member, Council of Economic Advisers

Distinguished panelists:

Sawako Shirahase, Professor, University of Tokyo

Ryo Kambayashi, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Adriana Kugler, Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Shilpa Phadke, Senior Director, Women’s Initiative, Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Kate Bahn, Economist, Center for American Progress

Location

Center For American Progress, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States