- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research

Innovation in the India-Japan Economic Relationship

On Tuesday, November 4, NBR and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) convened a public discussion on “Innovation in the India-Japan Economic Relationship” in Tokyo, Japan.

Event Materials

Agenda and Speaker Biographies (PDF)

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For more information about the event, please contact:

Clara Gillispie
Assistant Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs

This on-the-record event featured remarks by senior policymakers, including Minister Arvind Singh (Embassy of India in Japan), as well leading experts Takako Hirose (Senshu University), Amit Kapoor (India Council on Competitiveness), Roy Kamphausen (NBR), and Katsuichi Uchida (USJI).

At the event, participants examined how Japan, India, and the United States can develop stronger economic relations while sustaining a healthy environment for investment, market innovation, and overall closer strategic ties. Participants also discussed how Indian policy affects innovation and the competitive landscape in global markets.

Speakers and Discussants

Minister Arvind Singh
Embassy of India in Japan

Takako Hirose
Senshu University

Amit Kapoor
India Council on Competitiveness

Roy Kamphausen
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Katsuichi Uchida
U.S.-Japan Research Institute

Event Co-Hosts

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Roy Kamphausen (The National Bureau of Asian Research) examines new approaches to trade-secret protection and argues that protecting intellectual property (IP) requires more than enhanced corporate protection measures and better government enforcement mechanisms; informal information sharing is a necessary component. New Collaborative Approaches to IP Protection