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SCCJ CEO Roundtable Discussion with Special guest

  • 25 February 2021 08:00 - 09:30

  • Microsoft Teams

It is time for the 8th CEO Roundtable Discussion, exclusive for Executive Management within our Corporate Members.
The purpose of this meeting is for CEOs to extend their network, get updated and discuss issues within the Swedish-Japanese business community. 

This time we have invited a special guest speaker, Mr. Tsuneo “Nabe” Watanabe, Senior fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), an independent thinktank in Tokyo. 
Mr. Watanabe will speak on the timely topic: Biden’s China policy and its impact on business in Japan. 

US policy toward China is shifting toward more competitive paradigm from cooperative engagement, which was started by President Richard Nixon in 1972. The new Biden administration would continue to be tough on China both in trade and security policy although some expected their policy would be softer than the Trump administration, Biden administration would not give up the US primacy in regional and global order from Chinese challenge. The US would also continue to practice the partial decoupling policy toward China by conducting tougher export control on the critical dual-use technology and limiting investment from China to secure the critical cutting-edge technology. Good news is Biden administration continues to treat Japan as the most important ally. Bad news is they expect Japan to cooperate closely with the US for decoupling policy toward China. We have to review our business with China in the era of the US rivalry against China.


Mr. Tsuneo “Nabe” Watanabe

Tsuneo “Nabe” Watanabe is a senior fellow of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), an independent thinktank in Tokyo. In 2016, Watanabe joined the SPF after serving a senior fellow and a director of policy research at the Tokyo Foundation. In 1995, Watanabe joined Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C and served several research positions including senior fellow until 2005. His publications include The World Order after 2021: 20 Angles of the International Affairs [in Japanese] (Shinchosha, 2020), Asia Pacific Countries and the US Rebalancing Strategy [co-authored] (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016). Watanabe received D.D.S. from Tohoku University in Japan and M.A. in political science from the New School for Social Research in New York. 



Short introduction of participants

Presentation Biden’s China policy and its impact on business in Japan (approx 20 min)


Round table Discussion 

End of meeting


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  • Thursday February 25th, 08:00 - 09:30

  • Microsoft Teams

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  • Free of charge for SCCJ Members

  • Free of charge for SCCJ Members

  • This event only is for Executives within SCCJ Corporate Members.