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Scholarly Publications

A Brief Overview of the Current Startup Ecosystem in Japan

July 2019

In recent years, "innovation" has become increasingly important for Japan.

Manipulating Globalization: The Influence of Bureaucrats on Business in China

June 2018

The era of globalization saw China emerge as the world's manufacturing titan. However, the "made in China" model—with its reliance on cheap labor and thin profits—has begun to wane.

Reinventing Japan: New Directions in Global Leadership (Book Chapter)

March 2018

Highly readable yet deeply researched, this book serves as an essential guide to the many ways in which Japan has risen to become one of the world's most creative and innovative societies.•...

Other Publications

Choosing the Japanese Way: Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar

January 2019

From 1962 onward, Myanmar was a military dictatorship.

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...

ProZorro - From a Volunteer Initiative to a Major State Reform

March 2018

This case examines the decision process of a team of volunteers that started a public procurement reform named ProZorro.

News

SPICE/FSI Serves as Stanford University Host of the California-Japan Governors’ Symposium

September 2019

On August 26, 2019, SPICE/FSI served as the Stanford University host of the California-Japan Governors’ Symposium, which was co-hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) and the Silicon Valley Japan...

Announcing Stanford e-China, a New Stanford University Online Course for High School Students in China

July 2019

The stars have finally aligned to enable SPICE to launch its first online course in China, Stanford e-China—an interactive, virtual class for Chinese high school students.

U.S.-China Relations Fractious, Not Fragile, Says APARC Fellow

June 2019

Forty years after the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China, the two superpowers are competing and contesting every arena, from trade to AI research and from...

Events

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...

U.S.-China Economic Tensions and Their Implications

April 17, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS Rising US-China economic tensions are normal and were to be expected as China modernized.

Projects

A New Cold War?: Sharp Power, Strategic Competition, and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Trade conflict has exploded. The media is rife with stories of China’s unfair trade practices, cyber theft, IP theft and forced technology transfers.
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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

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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Multimedia

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

Japan and the World

February 2017

The “Japan and the World” video lectures and accompanying lessons were made possible by a generous grant from the Center for Global Partnership (CGP)/The Japan Foundation to the Japan Program, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC),...

Why did Japan Stop Growing?

February 2017

Japan's economy has stagnated since the early 1990s, a development that has puzzled economists within Japan and around the world. Takeo Hoshi, the Henri H.

People

Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Kathryn M. McDonald Senior Research Scholar Executive Director, CHP/PCOR, Senior Scholar, CHP/PCOR
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Alex Stamos Adjunct Professor Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science