Science and Technology

Scholarly Publications

The Politics of Energy and Climate Change in Japan under Abe: Abenergynomics

August 2018

Under what we call Abenergynomics, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō has used energy policy to support the growth objectives of Abenomics, even when the associated policies are publicly unpopular,...

Reinventing Japan: New Directions in Global Leadership (Book Chapter)

March 2018

Highly readable yet deeply researched, this book serves as an essential guide to the many ways in which Japan has risen to become one of the world's most creative and innovative societies.•...

Abenomics and Japan's Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Is the Third Arrow Pointed in the Right Direction for Global Competition in the Digital Era of Silicon Valley?

March 2018

Given that much of the global leadership in value creation over the past couple of decades has been driven by the Silicon Valley model – not only a geographic region but a distinct ecosystem of...

Other Publications

New Channels Dialogue 2015 Final Report

April 2015

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

News

“Co-Bots,” Not Overlords, Are the Future of Human-Robot Labor Relationships

August 2020

Yong Suk Lee and Karen Eggleston’s ongoing research into the impact of robotics and AI in different industries indicates that integrating tech into labor markets adjusts, but doesn’t replace, the...

Stanford Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference Examines New Pathways for Aging Societies

July 2019

The world is “graying” at an unprecedented rate.

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...

Events

Population Aging, Productivity, and Technology in Japan

December 10, 2019

Japan faces a rapid population decrease and aging. Workers’ aging is negatively associated with labor productivity.

Aging Japan as Global Opportunity? How Japan’s Extreme Demographics are Shaping Technological Trajectories

October 23, 2019

The demographics of Japan’s aging society has galvanized a wide range of corporate efforts, supported both directly and indirectly by the government, to aggressively develop artificial intelligence...

The Logistics Operations Underlying Retail: US, China, and Japanese Models Compared

September 12, 2019

This event is part of the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project Public Forum Series. Consumption is a major driver of national economies, and scholars often study important differences across...

Projects

Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project

 This project is completed, October 2014-October 2019. Motivation There has been by a heightened interest in Silicon Valley as an innovation system.
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

Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC