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Stanford main quad at night and text calling for nominations for APARC's 2023 Shorenstein Journalism Award.

Nominations Open for 2023 Shorenstein Journalism Award

News / December 5, 2022
Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. News editors, publishers, scholars, and organizations focused on Asia research and analysis are invited to submit nominations for the 2023 award through February 15.
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Stanford Sociologist Kiyoteru Tsutsui Wins the 44th Suntory Prize for Arts and Sciences

News / November 18, 2022
The Suntory Foundation recognizes Tsutsui, the Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Professor and Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, for his book 'Human Rights and the State.'
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The Ban Ki-moon Foundation and Stanford’s Asia-Pacific Research Center Launch Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue

News / October 12, 2022
The Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue convenes social science researchers and scientists from Stanford University and across the Asia-Pacific region, alongside student leaders, policymakers, and practitioners, to generate new research and policy partnerships to accelerate the implementation of the United Nations-adopted Sustainable Development Goals. The inaugural Dialogue will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on October 27 and 28, 2022.
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Stanford Sociologist Kiyoteru Tsutsui Wins the Ishibashi Tanzan Book Award

News / October 6, 2022
The Ishibashi Tanzan Memorial Foundation recognizes Tsutsui, the Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Professor and Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, for his book 'Human Rights and the State.'
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APARC Invites Fall 2023 Asia Studies Fellowship Applications

News / September 1, 2022
The Center offers a suite of fellowships for Asia researchers to begin fall quarter 2023. These include postdoctoral fellowships on contemporary Japan and the Asia-Pacific region, inaugural postdoctoral fellowships and visiting scholar positions with the newly launched Stanford Next Asia Policy Lab, and fellowships for experts on Southeast Asia.
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Reflections on the Assassination of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

Commentary / July 11, 2022
Abe was one of the most transformative political leaders in modern Japanese history, and his passing will change Japanese politics in a number of ways, most immediately shaking up internal politics within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. To honor Abe’s legacy, we all need to reassert our resolve to protect our democracy in Japan, the United States, and all over the world.
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Postdoc Fellow Spotlight: Mary-Collier Wilks Explores Power Dynamics and Development Imaginaries in International Organizations

Q&As / March 31, 2022
Ethnographer and APARC Postdoctoral Fellow Mary-Collier Wilks unveils how distinct development narratives shape the dynamics of aid chains and international organizations’ delivery of services in Southeast Asia.
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Japan’s Top Envoy to the U.S. Discusses the State of Japan Studies in Higher Education with Stanford and UC Berkeley Experts

News / March 31, 2022
At an in-person meeting of a joint delegation from Japan's Embassy to the United States and Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco with a panel of experts from Stanford and UC Berkeley, Japanese Ambassador Koji Tomita stressed the importance of bilateral academic collaboration in the continual development of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
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New Book by Stanford Sociologist Kiyoteru Tsutsui Probes the Decoupling of Policy and Practice in Global Human Rights

Q&As / February 25, 2022
In his new book, Shorenstein APARC’s Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explores the paradox underlying the global expansion of human rights and Japan’s engagement with human rights ideas and instruments. Japan, he says, has an opportunity to become a leader in human rights in Asia and in the world.
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APARC Invites 2022-23 Predoctoral Fellowship Applications

News / January 24, 2022
Up to three fellowships are available to Stanford Ph.D. candidates. Submissions are due by April 15, 2022.
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Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2022 Summer Research Assistants

News / January 13, 2022
To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for summer 2022. The deadline for submitting applications and letters of recommendation is March 1, 2022. 
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2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award Open to Nomination Entries

News / December 6, 2021
Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. News editors, publishers, scholars, and organizations focused on Asia research and analysis are invited to submit nominations for the 2022 award through February 15.
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Autumn scene on the Stanford campus with a call to apply for APARC's 2022-23 fellowships for Asia schoalrs

APARC Announces 2022-23 Fellowships for Asia Specialists

News / September 14, 2021
The Center offers fellowships for postdoctoral scholars specializing in contemporary Asia, Japan, and Asia health policy and for experts on Southeast Asia.
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Charles Crabtree Appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Japan Program at APARC

News / September 9, 2021
Crabtree, an assistant professor at Dartmouth College, researches discrimination in politics, particularly in Japan.
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A man cycles past a security fence outside the New National Stadium, the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics, on June 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan

The Long and Winding Road to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

Q&As / July 22, 2021
While public support in Japan has been lackluster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the mood may change once the games start – provided no major public health incidents and other unfortunate accidents occur, says Stanford sociologist Kiyoteru Tsutsui.
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A man holds a 'Stop Asian Hate' sign during a rally protesting rising violence against Asian Americans.

Perspectives on Rising Anti-Asian Violence from REDI

News / May 17, 2021
The Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Task Force sheds light on historical roots of anti-Asian racism and considers how our troubling times can present an important opening for Asian Americans to challenge racialization and white supremacy.
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China Looms Large, Despite a Strong US-Japan Alliance

Commentary / May 14, 2021
From Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands to economics, trade, and human rights issues in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, the U.S.-Japan alliance has plenty to tackle with its policies towards China.
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The Unfolding Relationship Between Human Workers and Robots in an Aging World

News / May 7, 2021
On the Freakonomics Radio podcast, Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee discuss their research into the effects of robots on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.
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President Biden and President Suga walk through the Rose Garden colonnade at the White House

U.S. and Japan Gear Up for a New Era of Competition with China

Commentary / April 21, 2021
The time is near when other Asian nations will have to pick a side in the great power competition between the United States and China, says Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui.
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Protesters hold signs and chant slogans during a Black Lives Matters Peaceful March on June 14, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

What Japan and the U.S. Can Learn from Each Other

Commentary / March 23, 2021
Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explores the cost of racial division versus the cost of homogeneity by comparing the experiences of Japan and the United States.
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APARC Names 2021-22 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows

News / March 15, 2021
Political scientist Dr. Diana Stanescu and sociologist Mary-Collier Wilks will join APARC as Shorenstein postdoctoral fellows on contemporary Asia for the 2021-22 academic year.
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Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

News / March 5, 2021
Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East Asia and the roles technology and innovation may play in rebalancing them.
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Robot Adoption Brings Benefits to Japan’s Aging Society

News / February 22, 2021
In one of the first studies of service sector robotics, APARC scholars examine the impacts of robots on nursing homes in Japan. They find that robot adoption may not be detrimental to labor and may help address the challenges of rapidly aging societies.
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APARC Offers Fellowship and Funding Opportunities to Support, Diversify Stanford Student Participation in Contemporary Asia Research

News / January 25, 2021
The Center has launched a suite of offerings including a predoctoral fellowship, a diversity grant, and research assistant internships to support Stanford students interested in the area of contemporary Asia.
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APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

News / January 14, 2021
Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-region analysis of what’s next for U.S. policy towards Asia and recommendations for the new administration.
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