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Scholarly Publications

Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan

June 2018

Although democracy is, in principle, the antithesis of dynastic rule, families with multiple members in elective office continue to be common around the world.

The decline in bank-led corporate restructuring in Japan: 1981-2010

March 2018

Using a unique dataset on all major corporate restructuring events in Japan between 1981 and 2010, we assess changes in the role of the main bank in guiding corporate turarounds, and the economic...

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...

Other Publications

Assessing the Effectiveness of Alliance Responses to Regional and Global Threats

June 2018

From 31 January through 1 February 2018, Stanford University’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), gathered in Tokyo representatives from the government,...

Abe's Desperate Trip To Washington

June 2018

On June 7, 2018, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe travels to the U.S. to meet with President Trump (the 4th such visit since the latter's election). Abe looks to influence the U.S.

Confronting Climate Change: What Can the US and Japan Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies?

May 2018

This report was produced for the Abe Fellows Global Forum 2017 symposiums on climate change, held in partnership with Stanford University's Walter H.

News

CVID approach to North Korea's nuclear program faces significant challenges

June 2018

The recent development of the North Korea's summit diplomacy and feasibility of CVID (Complete, Verifiable and Irreversible Dismantlement) of the nuclear program have received unprecedented...

Members of U.S. Congress Meet with Stanford Scholars to Discuss North Korea

March 2018

Under the guidance of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, thirteen members of Congress convened at Stanford University from March 2-5 to discuss policy options regarding the current North...

Connecting Stanford University and Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

March 2018

Since the mid-19th century, the United States has had strong—albeit sometimes tense—historic ties with Kanagawa Prefecture. In 1853, U.S. Commodore Matthew C.

Events

American Universities in China: Lessons from Japan

March 30, 2018

Dennis T. Yang is member of the U.S.

Marketcraft: How Governments Make Markets Work

March 27, 2018

Modern-day markets do not arise spontaneously or evolve naturally. Rather they are crafted by individuals, firms, and most of all, by governments.

North Korea 2020

March 20, 2018

The 10th Annual Koret WorkshopThe aim of this year's workshop is to assess the current situation surrounding North Korea, and to examine all possible options for dealing with North Korea, from...

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

Origin Story

September 2017

In this short, three-minute video, two members of the Silk Road Ensemble discuss how they created a piece that combined two very different instruments and musical traditions.

Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States

May 2017

Video and transcript from the panel discussion, "Policy Challenges of Financing Longevity: Perspectives from Japan and the United States," on April 24, 2017, with presentations from Hirotaka Unami, senior director for policy planning and research...

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.

People

Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Yu Jin Woo Research Scholar
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Brad Roberts Brad Roberts Affiliate
Hirofumi Uchida Visiting Scholar
Kanetaka M. Maki Research Associate, Japan Program