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Scholarly Publications

Understanding "Value for Money" in Healthy Ageing

November 2019

In the new eBook Live Long and Prosper?

Dissolution of radioactive, cesium-rich microparticles released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in simulated lung fluid, pure-water, and seawater

October 2019

Click here to view article Abstract: To understand the chemical durability of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March...

Potential for Inward Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

June 2019

Promotion of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) into Japan has been an important policy in the Abenomics growth strategy.

Other Publications

Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan Final Report

October 2018

On August 9, 2018, the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) hosted a conference, “Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan" with support from the Acceleration Program...

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,...

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

Stanford e-Japan: My Window to the Wider World

December 2019

The following reflection is a guest post written by Miyu Hayashi, a Spring 2016 alum and honoree of the Stanford e-Japan Program, which is currently accepting applications for Spring 2020. She is...

Stanford e-Tottori: Reflections

November 2019

Stanford e-Tottori is a distance-learning course sponsored by the Tottori Prefectural Board of Education and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) at Stanford...

Post-political uncertainties: Governing nuclear controversies in post-Fukushima Japan

November 2019

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Events

Aging Japan as Global Opportunity? How Japan’s Extreme Demographics are Shaping Technological Trajectories

October 23, 2019

The demographics of Japan’s aging society has galvanized a wide range of corporate efforts, supported both directly and indirectly by the government, to aggressively develop artificial intelligence...

The Great Goal of China: Does Beijing Seek an End to the US-Japan Alliance?

September 24, 2019

The Sino-Japanese competition for influence in Asia is often overlooked by Western observers.

The Logistics Operations Underlying Retail: US, China, and Japanese Models Compared

September 12, 2019

This event is part of the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project Public Forum Series. Consumption is a major driver of national economies, and scholars often study important differences across...

Projects

Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project

 This project is completed, October 2014-October 2019. Motivation There has been by a heightened interest in Silicon Valley as an innovation system.
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Teaching Resources on Japan

To promote a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, history, contemporary issues, and U.S.–Japan relations, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to...
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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

Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
Brad Roberts Affiliate
Keikoh Ryu Advisory Committee Member, Stanford e-China Program
Patricia (Tish) Robinson Visiting Scholar at APARC
Yeajin Yoon Affiliate