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The University of Michigan and Japan's Auto Industry - An Enduring Partnership

November 9, 2017  |  Michigan League - Hussey Room

A day-long series of panel discussions focused on the past, present, and future of the forty-year partnership between the University of Michigan and Japan’s automotive industry. The day will begin with a look back at CJS’s U.S.-Japan Auto Conferences, which played a central role in fostering constructive dialogue between automakers and policymakers on opposing sides of the U.S.-Japan trade wars of the 1980s. The conversation will then shift to the myriad engaged learning and research collaborations that define the relationship between Michigan and Japan’s auto industry today. Finally, faculty and industry representatives will discuss the road ahead, with a focus on the exciting advances being made in connected and autonomous vehicle technology at the Toyota Research Institute and Mcity.  

Free and open to the public.

Questions? Email us at umcjs@umich.edu