Scholarly Publications

Corporate Financing and Governance in Japan: The Road to the Future

December 2001

In this book Takeo Hoshi and Anil Kashyap examine the history of the Japanese financial system, from its nineteenth-century beginnings through the collapse of the 1990s that concluded with sweeping...

Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

March 2011

Governments confront difficult political choices when they must determine how to balance their spending. But what would happen if a government found a means of spending without taxation?

Leading without Followers: How Politics and Market Dynamics Trapped Innovations in Japan's Domestic Galapagos Telecommunications Sector

June 2011

While globally successful Japanese industries were able to use their domestic market as a springboard into international markets, Japan’s telecommunications sector became decoupled from global...

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2009-2010

December 2010

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2010-2011

December 2011

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2011-2012

December 2012

Shorenstein APARC overviews provide detailed information about the Center's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

News

Stanford research poised to play role as Japan restructures power industry

March 2012

Northeastern Japan is rebuilding itself after last year's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident.

Reforming Japan's Energy Sector, Governance, and Economy

March 2012

Significant scholarly work has begun on understanding the challenges and opportunities facing post-Fukushima Japan.

Japan Studies Program launches inaugural year

December 2011

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center's Japan Studies Program kicked off its inaugural academic year with a lineup of major events and meetings at Stanford and in Japan.

Events

Political Change in Japan II: One Step Forward, One Step Back

February 4, 2011

The Japanese elections of 2007 and 2009 brought about the most significant political change in postwar Japan since the formation of the Liberal Democratic Party in 1955.  The elections saw a...

Post-Catastrophe Japan: Economic and Political Prospects

November 15, 2011

Japan Colloquium Series Inaugural Event    Japan is facing a major set of challenges in the aftermath of its triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

The Future of Mobile Internet Japan: Lessons from the 2011 Disaster

December 9, 2011

Japan Colloquium Series KDDI is a leading telecommunications firm in Japan.

Projects

Japan’s Transforming Political Economy and Finance

A sustained interest of the Japan Studies Program is to analyze Japan’s transforming political economy and finance.
English

From Crisis to Opportunity: Japan's Post 3-11 Disaster Experience and Energy Reform

After Japan was hit with the triple disaster of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011, a variety of urgent policy and economic issues came to the fore....
English

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.

Income Inequality in Japan in Comparative and Historical Perspectives

May 2015

The audio and transcript from the event "Income Inequality in Japan in Comparative and Historical Perspectives" a seminar presentation by Chiaki Moriguchi, a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Walter H.

People

Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Photo of Charles Crabtree Charles Crabtree Visiting Assistant Professor, Japan Program