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Scholarly Publications

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

Architects of Occupation

April 2017

The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

Geographic variation in surgical outcomes and cost between the United States and Japan

September 2016

Objectives: Unwarranted geographic variation in spending has received intense scrutiny in the United States.

Other Publications

Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women Final Report

March 2017

The Japan Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), with the generous support of the United States-Japan Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,...

Trump and Abe are Natural Allies

February 2017

In an op-ed for The Diplomat, Stanford assistant professor Phillip Y.

Donald Trump's Trade Policy: Back to The Future

January 2017

If you want to understand the trade and industrial policy that President Donald Trump is now going to pursue, simply jump into a DeLorean time machine with Marty McFly and go back to 1985.

News

What lower US engagement in Northeast Asia could mean

April 2017

Uncertainty about U.S. intentions in Northeast Asia has increased fear that events could spin out of control in the region due to American disengagement.

Conference report offers 10 actions Japan can take to address gender inequality

March 2017

The Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in collaboration with the United States-Japan Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, has published a...

Events

An Education Strategy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Introducing the Stanford e-Japan Program

April 3, 2017

In discussions of how Japan can harness Silicon Valley, and how Japan can accelerate its efforts to foster greater innovation and entrepreneurship, the endpoint is often “Japan’s education system...

Japan's shift in the nuclear debate: a change in its security identity

March 20, 2017

Abstract: Throughout the Cold War, Japanese leaders and policymakers have generally been careful to reflect the public’s firm opposition to anti-nuclear sentiment.

Silicon Valley Does it Repeatedly: From Fairchild to Uber and Beyond

March 8, 2017

Martin Kenney is a Distinguished Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis; a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International...

Projects

Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project

 [Stanford Silicon Valley - New Japan Project Website]  Motivation There has been by a heightened interest in Silicon Valley as an innovation system.
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Teaching Resources on Japan

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Diversity and Tolerance in Korea and Asia

A new research collaborative examines diversity issues and challenges in Korea and greater Asia.
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Multimedia

Overview of Japanese Politics

February 2017

In this video, Phillip Lipscy, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, explains the fundamentals of Japanese politics, serving as a base for future understanding of Japan's political dynamics.The accompanying discussion...

Contemporary Security Challenges to Japan

February 2017

During the Cold War, Japan's main security concern was tension with the Soviet Union, and its alliance with the United States was essential for ensuring its defense given the limitations on using military force in Japan's Constitution.

Japan's Foreign Aid Policy

February 2017

Japan moved from being a net recipient of foreign aid after World War II to the top donor nation in the 1990s.

People

Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Kanetaka M. Maki Research Associate, Japan Program
Yu Jin Woo Research Scholar
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Sayuri Romei Sayuri Romei Predoctoral Fellow
Robert Weiner Robert Weiner Affiliate
Mariko Yoshihara Yang Visiting Scholar, Japan Program Fellow