“The region is starting to work together more effectively. It is leveraging opportunities across the value chain and providing both goods and services under new and more collaborative trade agreements within the region and also globally.”—Michelle Curry

“The way Japanese culture works, it is quite difficult for them to absorb people from different cultures into their management structures at the highest levels.”— Franklin Allen

“Their role is absolutely getting bigger and bigger in the world economy, and their rate of growth has been phenomenal.”— Mauro Guillen