Quote in San Francisco Chronicle on Trans-Pacific Partnership

Glen was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article, “After Trump dumps Pacific trade deal, Japan fears repeat of 1980s,” dated January 25, 2017:

… Trump says he wants to pursue trade agreements with individual nations, in lieu of group deals like the partnership, which would have included countries comprising as much 40 percent of the world’s economic output. Japan has long preferred multilateral rule-making to head-to-head deals, but pressure to go along with Trump’s approach will be strong.

“Japan may eventually agree to bilaterals with the U.S. to ensure that the U.S. stays engaged in Asia — both economically and to provide a security counter to China,” said Glen Fukushima, a former U.S. trade official who is now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think tank in Washington.

Read the full article here.