As indicated by the creation of JUSBE, there is untapped potential for enhanced trilateral cooperation, with some likely benefit to all three countries, whether by strengthening the rules-based international order, promoting trade and collaborative investment in critical, growth-promoting sectors, or expanding cooperation on cutting-edge technologies. Prospects for trilateral cooperation will hinge on the future development of Japan-Brazil relations, however, and also, to a considerable extent, on the nature of US-Brazil relations in the coming months and years. To what extent will enhanced Brazil-Japan-US collaboration bear fruit? How might the Biden administration approach trilateral economic and policy-related coordination in the coming months? Could enhanced economic collaboration help with Covid-19 recovery? What might that look like in practice?
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Assistant Minister, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Secretary for Bilateral Negotiations in Asia, the Pacific, and Russia
Acting Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, US State Department (@WHAAsstSecty)
Senior Fellow, University of International Business and Economics; former Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Trade Organization
Representative, Inter-American Development Bank Asia Office in Tokyo
President, Inter-American Dialogue (@MichaelShifter)