Japan is a critical and long-standing partner for many countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, but Japan’s contributions to telecommunications and related technological development are most evident in other parts of the world. To what extent is Japan positioned to further develop telecoms and other forms of high-tech connectivity in the LAC region? What are the main impediments to enhanced technology-intensive investment in LAC? Is Japan’s form of engagement with Asia and other regions transferable to the LAC context, and will it be supportive of the region’s development objectives? How does the Japanese model of telecommunications and high-tech infrastructure investment differ from that of other Asian entities? And how can the US and Japan work together to support LAC’s technology and infrastructure-related interests?
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Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank
Director, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) North America Center
Strategy Officer, International Finance Corporation
Director, Everis USA, Inc.
Senior Director of Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks
Director, Asia and Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue