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Tokyo Dialogue Expands Work on Security in the Indo-Pacific Region

News / March 6, 2019

An air of uncertainty remains prevalent in the Indo-Pacific region. The South China Sea continues to be in contention, with six governments exerting claims on overlapping areas. The threat of a full-blown trade war between China and the United States puts the stability of the regional (and global) economy in question. Meanwhile, the Korean peninsula appears to swing between the brink of conflict to the possibility of dramatic diplomatic breakthroughs.

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Shorenstein APARC Names 2019-20 Postdoctoral Fellows

News / February 19, 2019

Shorenstein APARC is pleased to announce the selection of two scholars as postdoctoral fellows for the 2019-20 academic year. They will begin their appointments at Stanford in the coming Autumn quarter.

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Research Scholar Discusses Japanese Company’s IPO Plans

Commentary / November 14, 2018

Kenji Kushida spoke with Marketplace following Japanese holding company SoftBank's IPO announcement (Runtime - 2 minutes).

 

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

News / October 24, 2018

On August 9, 2018 the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) Japan Program hosted a conference, "Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan." Women thought-leaders and entrepreneurs from Stanford, Silicon Valley, and Japan came together to discuss innovative ideas for narrowing the gender gap, and cultivating interpersonal support networks and collaboration across the pacific.

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Japan-Korea Relations 20 Years after the Kim-Obuchi Summit

Commentary / March 12, 2018

“…factually Japan has made many apologies; but many Koreans and Chinese at the same time feel that those apologies have not been sincere. So there’s a gap between facts and interpretations or public sentiments.”

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Position Posting: Research Scholar

News / December 18, 2017

The Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center is seeking a research scholar with a Ph.D. in political science, economics, or related areas to conduct research on Japanese politics or economy and to assist in teaching a course on Contemporary Japan.

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Abe Fellows Global Forum: Confronting Climate Change

News / October 27, 2017

The Japan Program hosted the Abe Fellows Global Forum, “Confronting Climate Change: What Can the U.S. and Japan Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies?” at Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University on October 20, 2017. The event was co-organized with the Social Science Research Council, in collaboration with the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation, which funds the Abe Fellowship Program.

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The folly of UNESCO withdrawal

News / October 18, 2017

Phillip Lipscy examines Trump administration's decision to withdraw U.S. membership from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in an article in The Hill.

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Stanford scholar examines how international institutions evolve when confronted with rising countries

News / July 20, 2017

What happens when rising countries like China, India and Brazil collide with international organizations still operating from a post-World War II landscape?

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U.S.-Japan Forum 2017: Economic Policy Challenges in the U.S. and Japan

News / July 3, 2017

On June 2, 2017, the 2017 U.S.-Japan Forum was held at Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford University.  The forum discussed three main topics: growth strategy; populism, globalization, and social equality; and technology innovation.

A summary report, full list of panelists, topics addressed and conference agenda can be viewed here.

 

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Korea experts encouraged by Moon Jae-in election win, hopeful over prospects for inter-Korean dialogue

News / May 15, 2017

Researchers from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) said they are optimistic about the election of South Korean president Moon Jae-in who assumed office last week following waves of protest across the country.

Now that the vacancy left in the wake of former President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment has been filled, the South Korean government needs to work to strengthen bilateral relations with the United States amid escalating tensions in Northeast Asia, they said.

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Shorenstein APARC recognizes the legacy of Toshihiko Hayashi

News / May 11, 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) recognizes the legacy of Toshihiko Hayashi, a friend of the Center and professor of economics at the University of Air, who died on April 28, 2

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What a border adjustment tax will and will not do

News / April 6, 2017

In Nikkei Shimbun, Takeo Hoshi gave his analysis of the border adjustment tax and its potential impact on domestic and international economic policies.

The article was republished with permission and is available in English and Japanese below.

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Conference report offers 10 actions Japan can take to address gender inequality

News / March 28, 2017

The Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in collaboration with the United States-Japan Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, has published a report with findings from the inaugural conference, Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women, held in November 2016.

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President Trump's Asia Inbox

News / February 10, 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and drifting in ways unfavorable for American interests. These developments are worrisome to countries in the region, most of which want the United States to reduce uncertainty about American intentions by taking early and effective steps to clarify and solidify U.S. engagement.

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Trump and Abe are natural allies

Commentary / February 10, 2017

In an op-ed for The Diplomat, Stanford assistant professor Phillip Y. Lipscy says the Trump presidency offers Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe an opportunity to realize his vision of a more prominent Japan, yet the depth of the bilateral relationship and ability to deliver hinge on how much the two leaders can compromise on economic and security interests.

Read the piece here.

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Shorenstein APARC selects two postdoctoral fellows for 2017-18 academic year

News / February 9, 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in pursuit of training the next generation of scholars on contemporary Asia, has selected two postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. The fellows will begin their year of academic study and research at Stanford this fall.

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Karen Eggleston named deputy director of Shorenstein APARC

News / January 13, 2017

Karen Eggleston has been named deputy director of Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), effective Jan. 9, 2017.

Eggleston, an FSI senior fellow and director of the Asia Health Policy Program, studies comparative health policy and the economics of demographic transition in Asia, with a focus on China.

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US election: Shorenstein APARC experts respond

Commentary / December 1, 2016

Scholars and affiliates of Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) and experts in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies have offered commentary to media about the U.S. presidential election and its impact on U.S.-Asia relations.

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