The Impact of Geopolitics on Asian Economies―Semiconductor Industry


  • Date:May 17, 2024
  • Venue:RIETI
  • Host(s): Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER)


Opening Remarks


Shujiro Urata, Chairman Emeritus, RIETI

Shin-Horng Chen, Vice President, CIER

Keynote Speech

13:40-14:00 A Tale of Two Countries: Relocating Semiconductor Production to Japan and the U.S.

Willem Thorbecke, Senior Fellow, RIETI

14:00-14:20 Geopolitics and Its Impacts on Taiwan’s Semiconductor Supply Chain: “Taiwan+1”

Shin-Horng Chen, Vice President, CIER

Panel Discussion 1: Investment and Export Regulatory Measures


Tain-Jy Chen, Professor Emeritus, National Taiwan University

14:20-14:40 Taiwan's Regulations on FDI Screening

Shu-Fei Yang, Associate Research Fellow, Deputy Director, The Regional Development Study Center, CIER

14:40-15:00 Japanese Regulations on Export Controls and FDI Screening

Yasushi Tagami, Member of the Board & General Manager of International Export Control Research and Cooperation Dept., CISTEC (Center for Information on Security Trade Control)

15:00-15:15 Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion 2: Semiconductor Human Resource Development


Masataka Saburi, Senior Fellow, RIETI

15:35-15:55 Inexperienced Impact on Hokkaido Island by Leading-Edge Semiconductor Manufacturing in Japan

Seiya Kasai, Advisor to the President & Professor, Research Center for Integrated Quantum Electronics, Hokkaido University

15:55-16:15 Talent shortage problems in Taiwan's semiconductor industry

Hsin-Lan Ting, Director, Tokyo Office, Japan Center, CIER

16:15-16:30 Panel Discussion

16:30-16:55 Q & A

16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks

Kyoji Fukao, Chairman, RIETI