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Scholarly Publications

Will the U.S. and Europe Avoid a Lost Decade? Lessons from Japan's Postcrisis Experience

June 2015

This paper reexamines Japanese policy choices during its banking crisis in the 1990s and draws some lessons relevant for the United States and Europe in the aftermath of the global financial crisis...

Cloud Computing: From Scarcity to Abundance

February 2015

Cloud computing is a revolution in computing architecture, transforming not only the “where” (location) of computing, but also the “how” (the manner in which software is produced and the tools...

The Politics of Commoditization in Global ICT Industries: A Political Economy Explanation of the Rise of Apple, Google, and Industry Disruptors

February 2015

The global Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry has experienced a rapid, radical reorganization of industry leaders and business models—most recently in mobile.

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,...

New Channels Dialogue 2015 Final Report

April 2015

In its second year, the Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation New Channels Dialogue focused on innovation.

News

Japan transforming its innovation culture by changing social norms, Stanford scholar finds

August 2016

Japanese corporations are evolving and adopting a “startup culture” to boost their business creativity and country’s economic prospects, a Stanford expert says.“We can see that over the past 15...

Stanford experts discuss innovation on NHK television program

March 2016

Four scholars from Stanford University participated in a public panel discussion on Silicon Valley and Asian economies last month, part of a filming for an NHK Broadcasting series that aims to...

Students share marketing insights with Japanese airline

October 2015

Stanford students worked together to pitch marketing ideas to a major Japanese airline at an event last Tuesday.

Events

Towards a New Japan: Connecting Japan’s Biggest Challenges with Global Technology Solutions

March 14, 2018

As the Tokyo-based co-founder and managing partner of global VC fund Fresco Capital, Allison Baum is frequently asked “Why are you in Japan?”  Indeed, with a global network of corporate partners,...

The Rise and Fall of Giants: ICT Disruptions from Silicon Valley, Nokia, China, and Japan

March 8, 2018

The rise of Nokia as a global ICT leader in the 1990s and early 2000s was dramatic, as a company from the small Nordic country of Finland became a global titan.

Leveraging Skills and Experience of Senior Professionals for Social Good: Nonprofit Innovation and Implications for Japan

February 9, 2018

The “Baby Boomer” generation (dankai no sedai) has begun to reach the age of retirement en mass.  10,000 people turn 65 every day in the United States.

Projects

Information Technology in Japan and Asia

Information technology (IT) is one of the transformative forces in the world today.
English

Multimedia

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

One Year After Japan’s 3/11 Disaster: Reforming Japan’s Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

February 2012

In the year following Japan’s 3/11 triple disaster of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear incident, fundamental issues in Japan’s political economy are being debated.

People

Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Jaclyn Selby Research Scholar
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar