Global trade scholar to discuss US policy in Asia

International trade scholar Glen S. Fukushima will speak on “Resetting U.S. Policy in Asia: Implications for Japan” at 5:50 p.m. Jan. 31 in Century Room A of UMSL’s Millennium Student Center. The event is free and open to the public. (Photo by Center for American Progress)

An international business leader who recently joined a prominent Washington, D.C., think tank as a global trade scholar will discuss U.S. policy in Asia Jan. 31 at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

Glen S. Fukushima will speak on “Resetting U.S. Policy in Asia: Implications for Japan” at 5:50 p.m. in Century Room A of UMSL’s Millennium Student Center. The program will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Fukushima is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. His work focuses on U.S.–Japan relations, U.S. foreign policy in East Asia and international trade.

Prior to becoming a Senior Fellow at CAP, Fukushima was a senior executive with several multinational corporations. He was the senior vice president of Airbus SAS, and chairman and director of Airbus Japan K.K.  He also served as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and is a former deputy assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China. He’s credited with opening Japanese markets in numerous sectors for U.S. exports during his time at the USTR.

Fukushima is a published author in both English and Japanese on topics ranging from political economy to international law.

Fukushima is a graduate of Stanford (Calif.) University and Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., where he received his JD and studied in the MBA and PhD programs. He also studied in Japan at Keio University and at the University of Tokyo as a Fulbright Fellow.

The program is funded by The Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership, National Association of Japan-America Societies Speaker Series and is sponsored by the Japan America Society of St. Louis, UMSL’s International Studies and Programs, International Business Institute and College of Business Administration. Additional sponsors include, NOVUS International, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, World Affairs Council of St. Louis, World Trade Center St. Louis and the Japan America Society Women’s Association.


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