LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of his trip to Asia,
Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, will join the Pacific Council
on International Policy in the unveiling of a binational U.S.-Japan task
force report, entitled Engaging China and India: An Economic Agenda for
Japan and the United States during a special meeting on October 5.
The report contends that Japan and the United States should resist the
temptations of protectionism and economic nationalism and makes specific
recommendations about how to pursue a strategy of economic engagement China
and India to generate win-win outcomes for all four countries in trade and
finance, energy and the environment, and technology and innovation.
"We are extremely honored to welcome Mayor Villaraigosa to the Pacific
Council," said Geoffrey Garrett, president of the Pacific Council. "Given
Los Angeles' status as the principal gateway for U.S.-Asia trade and
commerce, the Mayor's insights will set the stage for a discussion of how
the United States and Japan should respond to Asia's emerging economic
The meeting for Pacific Council members and invited guests in downtown
Los Angeles will be chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Warren
Christopher, who is Co-Chair of the Pacific Council's Board of Directors.
Task Force co-chairmen Kenneth Dam (former U.S. Deputy Secretary of both
State and Treasury) and Noboru Hatakeyama (former Japanese Vice Minister of
International Trade and Industry) will brief the Mayor and outline the key
recommendations of the report.
The Pacific Council acknowledges Union Bank of California for
co-sponsoring the event as well as task force partners the Japan Economic
Foundation and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
About the Pacific Council on International Policy
The Pacific Council on International Policy is a non-partisan
membership organization comprising globally-oriented business, civic and
government leaders whose mission is to give more effective voice to West
Coast perspectives on international affairs.
Founded in 1995 in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations
and the University of Southern California, the Council is an independent
501(c) 3 organization headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information
about the Pacific Council on International Policy, visit
SOURCE Pacific Council on International Policy