Please join the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Washington DC Time, (Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 10:30-11:30 p.m., Japan Standard Time) for a virtual public conference on US-Japan cooperation on global supply chains, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

As the international community looks with cautious optimism towards post-pandemic global economic recovery, supply chain policy remains a key strategic question for the United States and its allies and partners. In particular, with the inauguration of new administrations in Washington, DC and Tokyo, the United States and Japan have a key opportunity to revisit coordination of their efforts to enhance the resilience of global supply chains for critical technologies in an era of geopolitical and geoeconomic uncertainty caused by enduring US-China competition.

The panel discussion will explore recent developments in US and Japanese supply chain policy, as well as prospects for cooperation both in terms of bilateral and multilateral settings. The panel will examine the importance of deeper coordination in the semiconductor and rare earth minerals industries in light of President Biden’s Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains and the Quad’s announcement of a new working group on critical and emerging technologies as an outcome of their inaugural summit. Participants will provide actionable recommendations for Biden and Suga administrations to enhance US-Japan cooperation in the years ahead. The event will also feature discussion of Asia Security Initiative’s upcoming issue brief on the same topic.

Panel discussion: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (EDT) / 10:35 – 11:30 a.m. (JST)


Mr. Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Mr. Yoshihiro Kato
Holzworth and Kato

Dr. Miyeon Oh
Director and Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
​​​​​​Atlantic Council

Mr. Shin Oya
Senior Research Fellow
Asia-Pacific Initiative;
Chief Representative for Strategic Research
Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Mr. William Alan Reinsch
Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business
Center for Strategic and International Studies