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Efficiency, Legitimacy and Political Expediency: Japan's trade governance dilemmas

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Editor's note: The podcast does not include the Q and A session.

Speaker(s): Mireya Solis
Chair: Dr Ken Shadlen

Recorded on 4 December 2013 in New Theatre, East Building.

Trade policy aims to satisfy three key criteria: efficiency, legitimacy and political expediency. As Japan embarks on a trade policy of unprecedented ambition through Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the European Union and participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it faces acute trade dilemmas.

Mireya Solis is the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies.

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