The Trilateral Commission convened for two days in Tokyo on Nov. 19 for its first in-person meeting in three years. Members discussed China, India and the new global order. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)
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TOKYO -- On Saturday morning, some of Asia's best-known politicians, corporate leaders and academics gathered at a hotel conference room just steps away from the Japanese prime minister's office.
At each place on the table was a large envelope that contained the detailed biographies of the roughly 50 attendees and a white folder with the words "The Trilateral Commission."
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