How Intensified U.S.-China Strategic Competition Is Reshaping Indo-Pacific Economic Interdependence

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Event Overview

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is an independent research institution based in Seattle and Washington, D.C. that brings world-class scholarship to bear on the strategic environment in Asia through original, policy-relevant research. The NBR recently published its latest Strategic Asia book at a pivotal time of economic and political upheaval in the region. The Executive Vice President of the NBR, Michael Wills, one of the book’s editors, will highlight key findings, including how countries and companies are grappling with the question of economic decoupling/derisking in the context of intensified U.S.-China strategic competition. More information about Strategic Asia: Reshaping Economic Interdependence in the Indo-Pacific is available at We will have 30 minutes for networking with light refreshments at the start of the event before the talk.

Date: Friday, May 10, 2024

Time: 12:00-13:30

Venue: CCI France Japon

Speaker: Michael Wills, Executive Vice President of The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)

Co-Hosts: ACCJ, ACCJ Government Relations Committee, Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ)

Member Fee: ¥4,800 | Guest Fee: ¥8,200

Meal: Lunch and soft drinks

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Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (12:00)


About the National Bureau of Asian Research

The NBR’s research is conducted by a global network of specialists and tackles critical issues in anticipation of future challenges. The findings are a result of independent scholarship and do not reflect institutional perspectives. NBR strives to inform decision-making based on knowledge rather than ideology. (More information is available at:

About the Speaker

Michael Wills is the Executive Vice President at NBR. He manages all aspects of NBR’s financial and business operations, including program and business development corporate strategic planning, and risk management. He also helps lead the Strategic Asia program and manages NBR’s corporate briefing series on geopolitical risk assessment. Before joining NBR, Mr. Wills worked at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute in Phnom Penh, and before that at Control Risks Group, an international political and security risk management firm, in London. He holds a BA (Honors) in Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford. See:

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