Discussion on Abe’s ‘Third Arrow’ in Torrance

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TORRANCE — Members of Japan’s House of Representatives will discuss Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic “third arrow” and its implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance on Monday, Aug. 11, from 5 p.m. at the Miyako Hybrid Hotel in Torrance.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

In June, Abe completed an update of his economic policy agenda, putting forward proposals on subjects from tax and investment to agricultural reform that he hopes will improve Japan’s growth prospects and impress global investors.

This “third arrow” is part of Abe’s three-pronged effort to invigorate Japan’s economy, along with the fiscal and monetary stimulus he introduced last year. What impact will the components of the “third arrow” have on U.S-Japan business, political and economic relationships?

Panelists will include Taro Kono, Karen Makishima, Keisuke Suzuki and Jun Matsumoto, who are members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Japan’s House of Representatives.

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. Mark Takano (D-Riverside) and Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), are also scheduled to participate.

The program is sponsored by the U.S.-Japan Council, Japan Business Association of Southern California, Japan America Society of Southern California, and cooperating organizations Asia Society and USC IBEAR MBA Program.

Admission: $25 members; $35 non-members; $10 students. For more information, call Japan America Society at (310) 965-9050, ext. 104.

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