While many are looking at the meetings between President Trump and President Xi of China, openly wondering if the two can iron out their differences on trade, the G20 meeting will cover some key points. First the meeting will start with discussions on the digital economy, then of course shifting focus to empowerment of women the following day, according to the schedule announced on Thursday. This article was sourced from the Japan News, from the Yomiuri Shimbun an excellent Japanese publication. On the first day, the leaders attending the G20 will be enjoying a working lunch, discussing the digital economy then pivoting to the World Trade Organization and how to reform it. The conference will be discussing ways to empower women across the globe, with Prime Minister Abe holding a press conference and speaking regarding the close of the conference.
Japan is hosting the G20, World Rugby tourney and the Olympics over a 13 month period – giving it a new leadership capability that many of us living in Japan truly support. For the conference Mr Abe will sit with President Macron of France for a one-on-one meeting. There will be other organizations meeting at the conference and Ivanka Trump will be speaking to women on various issues. The big meeting will be Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Trump – and trade talk discussions.
Our Views: Japan is now showing strong leadership skills. The current PM is now working more closely with the US as it takes a true leadership position in the Far East. Japan is building out its military capabilities and working to change its peacetime constitution to allow it a more active role in policing the global trade routes. Japan with the leadership of Mr Abe is moving away from the umbrella of the US and showing that it can stand up on its own – supporting various countries in the region and working with many countries on Africa and Latin America. Japan is hosting the 2020 Olympics, many years after the 1964 Olympics which it hosted, the year it introduced the Bullet Train on the world stage. This time is will be G5 networks, as the key introduction technology.