Section 301 and the U.S. Japan economic relationship: Reflections on Kuroda

Patrick, Hugh T.

My purposes here are first, to comment on some of the specific issues raised by Makoto Kuroda, former MITI Vice-Minister for International Economic Relations, and, second, to expand on them by making several more general comments on the political economy of the U.S.- Japan economic relationship. I argue that while Kuroda makes a number of valid and important points, he is (perhaps self-servingly) optimistic, and ignores the broader political economy realities of the bilateral relationship which have shaped the passage and implementation of Super-301.

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Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Center on Japanese Economy and Business Working Papers, 46
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February 8, 2011