August 1, 2019

Inside the lose-lose trade fight between Japan and South Korea

Executive Director Sota Kato is quoted in an article published by the Nikkei Asian Review, July 31, 2019:

"No industry wants to see its fate depend on a government policy," said Sota Kato, research director at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research and a former senior official at METI. "The Japanese semiconductor industry doesn't have its own lobbying organization because the Japanese government never previously resorted to a trade war; but if it does, then the industry needs a way to protect its interests."