Japan has the world’s third largest economy and remains one of our most reliable trade and investment partners. Tensions among China, Korea and Japan threaten economic stability in the region, and the formation of the Trans Pacific Partnership without the United States excluded U.S. businesses from preferential tariff and investment protections in Japan. Our panel will discuss these developments and opportunities for Minnesota companies despite the turbulence.

Topics will include:

  • The business climate in Japan
  • The US-Japan relationship
  • Trade tensions and treaties
  • Legal, tax and accounting issues


Wendy Cutler, Keynote Speaker
Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Society’s
Washington, DC Office

Jim Southwick, Panelist
Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Medtronic, Inc.

Elisabeth Clark, Panelist
Director, Sales & Marketing, WR Medical/Therabath

Ryo Eguchi, Panelist
Leader of Japanese Deal Advisory Team, KPMG

Chris Bercaw, Moderator
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Check-In & Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
50 South Sixth Street
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Telephone: (612) 340-2600
Map & Directions

Complimentary parking will be available. Details here.

Dorsey is an Accredited CLE Provider in California and New York, and this program will qualify. We will apply for CLE credit in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. For any other state, Dorsey will not be applying for CLE credit. For more information, please contact Michelle Hubble. Certificates will be sent by email.

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Please contact Jayne Wilgus at (612) 343-8272 or wilgus.jayne dorsey.com.

Complimentary. Please register below before September 13, 2019.