U.S.-Japan 21st Century Committee
CSIS has completed this two-year project charting a 21st century course for closer U.S.-Japan bilateral relations. Meeting bi-annually, the Committee looked to address the more difficult long-term economic, trade, security, and education issues that affect this important transpacific relationship. The Committee was cochaired by William Brock, CSIS Counselor and former United States Trade Representative, and Japanese author Taichi Sakaiya. At the end of the project, the Committee members were assigned news posts in their respective governments: Thomas Foley (Ambassador to Japan), Kiichi Miyazawa (Ministry of Finance), Masaru Hayami (Governor, The Bank of Japan), and Taichi Sakaiya (Director-General, Economic Planning Agency).