Enhance your understanding of current Japanese-American relationships with the Business Speakers Series, a business forum. Recently business and trade relations with Japan have become more uncertain and the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to come into effect has created the need for a new trade deal with Japan. As both Japanese and American businesses strive to obtain new markets on a global basis it becomes imperative that we take a further look into deepening relationships and understanding the benefits that come from our international ties. Furthermore, growing tensions in the Pacific have generated concerns both locally and globally. In this series, we will have the opportunity to discuss why businesses choose to venture abroad and how the rising tensions could affect future trade with Japan and Eastern Asia in general.