Sachiko Imoto, SVP, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)—the alignment of Japan-U.S. health security priorities

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Sachiko Imoto, SVP, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is the lead on JICA’s human development work. In our conversation, she illuminates several key dimensions of Japan’s policy. What health gains will the Japanese Presidency of the G7 in 2023 generate? Both the U.S. and Japanese governments are committed to supporting the Pandemic Fund, Universal Health Coverage/primary care, surveillance, and equity and access to new countermeasures. What are the areas where Japanese-U.S. cooperation in health security could most profitably deepen? What concrete benefits could result from this alignment? How does the U.S. decision to launch a regional CDC office in Tokyo fit within the evolving geopolitical environment in Asia? How to address the intersection of health and climate change, Misinformation, conspiracy, decline of trust, and, of course, China? Give it a listen!