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US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Relations

Rebuilding and Expanding Economic Cooperation

Date & Time

Dec. 5, 2023
9:00am – 12:15pm ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online



Last August’s historic Trilateral Summit at Camp David cemented the US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Partnership on the global stage. Building upon this diplomatic success, the United States, South Korea, and Japan continue to seek avenues to institutionalize areas for expanded tripartite cooperation. Within the Indo-Pacific region and globally, the three countries have defined a focused agenda for enhancing and strengthening collaboration in supply chain resiliency, critical technologies, and energy security. Closer to home, Southeast Asia may present new opportunities for trilateral engagement. Though challenges remain, this conference examined key areas of economic cooperation that will shape the future of US-ROK-Japan partnership in the years to come.

The conference featured members of the Wilson Center’s 2023 Trilateral Commission, across two panel discussions. The first panel assessed areas of risk and opportunity for trade and supply chain resiliency among the three nations. The second panel explored areas of new growth for the partnership, including addressing the dual challenge of climate and energy policy as well as advancing regional engagement in North and Southeast Asia. 

Please click on the word "agenda" above to see the full schedule for the event.


A photo of Amb. Negroponte

Ambassador John D. Negroponte

Chairman Emeritus of the Council of the Americas/Americas Society; Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates
A photo of Amb. Sasae

Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae

President, the Japan Institute of International Affairs
A formal photo of Sung-hwan Kim

Sung-Hwan Kim

President of Taejae Future Consensus Institute; Chairman of East Asia Foundation


A photo of Koji Tsuruoka

Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka

President, International Affairs Research Institute; Formerly Ambassador to the UK (2016-2019)
A photo of Jaemin Lee

Jaemin Lee

Professor of Law at School of Law, Seoul National University
A photo of Troy Stangarone

Troy Stangarone

Senior Director and Fellow at Korea Economic Institute
A photo of Suh-Yong Chung

Suh-Yong Chung

Professor of Division of International Studies, Korea University
A photo of James Schoff

James L. Schoff

Senior Director, US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Narushige Michishita

Narushige Michishita

Global Fellow, Former Japan Scholar;
Executive Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
A photo of Jessia Liao.

Jessica Liao

Wilson China Fellow;
Associate Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University.

Hosted By

Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy

The Center for Korean History and Public Policy was established in 2015 with the generous support of the Hyundai Motor Company and the Korea Foundation to provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and informing the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond.  Read more

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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