Date: Monday, July 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus (Access) 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004


  • Chris Griswold is a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow (Hitachi) at RIETI working on Japanese Industrial and Innovation Strategy in a Fragmented World: A 21st Century View. 

We will have an off-the-record bring-your-bento lunch (brown bag lunch) discussion with him on 3 July 2023 at 12:00 at Temple University, Japan Campus in Room 311.


  • Robert Dujarric (ICAS Co-Director, Temple University, Japan Campus)


Whether Japan’s post-war industrial policy was responsible for Japan’s astonishing economic miracle has been a matter of debate. By the 1990s, the prevailing wisdom had shifted to favor market liberalization. However, concerns regarding China; supply chain vulnerabilities, etc. raise the prospect of a new moment for Japanese industrial strategy.

Meanwhile, the United States is also in a period of reexamination of prevailing economic wisdom. This American interest in industrial strategy has arisen concurrently with, and is partly a response to, growing political discontent and desire for greater American economic self-sufficiency.  In the current moment, characterized by what has been called the global shift from “technoglobalism” to “technonationalism,” how Japan and the United States each choose to address questions of industrial strategy has enormous consequences not only for themselves, but also for each other.

Date & Time:

Monday, July 3, 2023 12:00


Temple University, Japan Campus Room 311 (Access)


RSVP appreciated but not required. (e-mail to


This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Chris Griswold

  • Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary (2009).
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wheaton College (2006)
  • 2021 - Present: Policy Director, American Compass
  • 2020 - Present: Stephen M. Kellen Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • 2020 - 2021: Senior Advisor for Innovation and Industry, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 2020 - 2021: Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
  • 2019 - 2020: Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 2015 - 2018: Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Tom MacArthur
  • 2014: Executive Director, Tom MacArthur for Congress
  • 2013: Freelance Consultant
  • 2010 - 2012: General Manager & Head of Stakeholders, Columba Leadership South Africa

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