The forth iteration of the Japan Trilateral Forum (JTF), the leading event addressing EU–Asia–U.S. relations took place October 23–24, 2017 in Brussels. JTF is an initiative of The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the Japanese Mission to the European Union. The annual Forum brings together European, U.S., and Japanese leaders from government, media, business, and academia for an interactive conversation on common and pressing foreign policy, economic, and security issues.
This year participants addressed domestic politics, shifting security dynamics, disinformation and its impact on democracy, and China’s economic influence. To learn more about the conversations, read our blog from the conference, explore #EUJapanUS and see pictures on Flickr from Day 1 and Day 2.
See highlights from Twitter below:
— Caroline Behringer (@CarolineBehr) October 23, 2017
— Dani Piatkiewicz (@dpiatkiewicz) October 23, 2017
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) October 23, 2017
Unpredictability of U.S.-China relationship has significant implications for joint U.S.-European approaches to Asian security #EUJapanUS
— Jamie Fly (@jamiemfly) October 24, 2017
Constitutional reform in Japan still needs broad public support, the electoral mandate is not enough. #EUJapanUS
— Janka Oertel (@oertel_janka) October 23, 2017
— Sharon Stirling (@SharonStirling) October 23, 2017