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Kenji E. Kushida

Fukushima: Japan’s political leadership helped save country from worst-case disaster, Stanford researcher says

News / June 25, 2014
Kenji Kushida, the Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies at FSI’s Shorenstein APARC, argues Japan’s political leadership under Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the Democratic Party of Japan was beneficial, giving direction at a critical time, and when the government lacked capacity and systems of emergency planning.
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Syncretism: The Politics of Economic Restructuring and System Reform in Japan

News / February 21, 2014
A new book from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, coedited by Kenji E. Kushida, Kay Shimizu, and Jean C. Oi is now available.
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Containment of Fukushima Leaks Poses Massive Challenges

News / September 4, 2013
In an interview with PBS NewsHour on September 3, Kenji Kushida speaks about the Japanese government's latest efforts to contain the leaking of radioactive water from Fukushima and the possible political fallout for Japan's ruling party.
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New Shorenstein APARC book analyzes the rise, policies, and fall of Japan's DPJ

News / August 16, 2013
Japan under the DPJ endeavors to explain the DPJ's rapid rise to power in 2009, examines the limited policy change that occured while the party was in power, and analyzes what led to the party's dramatic fall in 2012.
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