Southeast Asia has become an important commercial and investment destination for the United States and Japan. Both have shifted their focus towards the region and this trend shows little sign of slowing down. However, while Japan is an established presence in Southeast Asia’s markets and enjoys strong support from local populations for its investment products, the United States is seeking to gain more of a foothold. From infrastructure needs to eliminating red tape for their businesses, the United States and Japan share many common interests in Southeast Asia. In this seminar, experts weighed in on the current status of U.S. and Japanese business relations with Southeast Asia and how collaboration can be achieved within this trilateral relationship.