Senior Consulting Fellow Oya participated in a Brookings Institution event on Asia’s connectivity

On Feburary 11, 2019, the Brookings Institution held an event titled “Japan’s role in Asia’s connectivity: Infrastructure finance and digital governance” in Washington, D.C.

After a keynote address on Japan’s goals and policies to advance Asian connectivity by Kohei Toyoda, director for international coordination for the Trade Policy Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), API Senior Consulting Fellow Shin Oya was involved in the panel discussion, alongside other experts including Mireya Solís, Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, and Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, Brookings Institution.

The panelists discussed how to balance competition and collaboration among great powers in supplying Asia’s connectivity infrastructure, how much traction Japan’s Quality Infrastructure Initiative has gained in the region, and limitations and opportunities for Japan-China business cooperation in third countries.

* Please go to Brookings site to read about the event