Yasuo Fukuda served as Japan's 58th Prime Minister and was also the longest Chief Cabinet Secretary in history.
Under his leadership, he earned a reputation for his foresight in creating eco cities, that in some respects pre-empted the global environmental movement. In this interview with James Chau, he draws on Japan's historical trade relationship with the U.S., the significant pressures it was placed under in the post-war climate, and how both countries identified a way forward. Can a same or similar approach be applied to the contemporary global challenges?
This interview was recorded at the US-China Trade and Economic Relations Forum in Hong Kong on 9-10 July, 2019.