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Scholarly Publications

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Japan: Why Japan (Still) Matters for Global Competition

April 2017

Through the 1980s, Japan was significant in global competition largely by shaping global technological trajectories, transforming major global industries, and contributing to fundamental...

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

Digital Media as a Catalyst for Political, Cultural, and Economic Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

December 2013

The digital information technology (IT) revolution currently underway is profoundly reshap- ing economic activity, influencing politics, and transforming societies around the world.

News

Fad-Loving Japan May Derail a Sony Smartphone

June 2013

In The New York Times, Kenji Kushida discussed Japan's "Galapagos" information technology sector and the unique pace of the Japanese cellphone market.

IT and globalizing Japan's human resources

August 2012

In a Nikkei Business interview, Kenji Kushida discussed Japan's "Galapagos" information technology sector, Silicon Valley, and the need for globalized human resources in Japan.

Kushida named Takahashi Research Associate

August 2011

In July, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Shorenstein APARC named Stanford alumnus Kenji Kushida as its Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies.

Events

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Chile

May 12, 2017

Chile, being positioned on the Pacific-facing rim of South America, has a natural tendency toward Asia, not only geographically, but also politically, culturally and economically.

Research Presentations (session 3 of 5) - Onishi, Muthukrishnan and Saito

March 30, 2017

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Big Data: Lessons from the Field

May 4, 2016

Gaurav Kataria is a Big Data leader at Google who is responsible for driving Production Adoption initiatives across various Google for Work product lines - Gmail, Drive, G+, Hangouts, Google Docs,...

Projects

Information Technology in Japan and Asia

Information technology (IT) is one of the transformative forces in the world today.
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Information and Communication Technology in Rural India

In a groundbreaking new project, led by Rafiq Dossani and Henry S.
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Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project

The Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project was initiated by APARC in 1990 to examine issues related to the structure and delivery of health care in Japan by utilizing contemporary social...
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People

Kanetaka M. Maki Research Associate, Japan Program
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Kazumasa Ito Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Mitsubishi Electric
Kensaku Yamada Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2016-17, Mitsubishi Electric
Yoshihiro Kato Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Future Architect Inc.
Yohei Saito Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2016-17, Future Architect Inc.
Hiroshi Nishinaka Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Ishin Co. Ltd.
Takahito Inoshita Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Kozo Keikaku Engineering
Kazushi Nomura Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-18, Japan Patent Office