The political and economic transformation underway in Myanmar is an important strategic opportunity for the United States and Japan, given the country’s potential impact on the establishment of a stable and prosperous order in Asia based on democratic values and market-based economic policies. 

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a day-long conference bringing together specialists from government, international organizations, business, and academia to examine Japanese and U.S. foreign policies toward Myanmar. They also analyzed economic and political conditions in Myanmar, seeking to identify ways that the United States and Japan can support Myanmar more effectively during this critical time in its history.