Information Technology

Scholarly Publications

Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election (Book Chapter)

May 2018

This third volume in the Japan Decides series remains the premier venue for scholarly research on Japanese elections.

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

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.

Events

Japan in the Bay Area: From Competition to Collaboration

February 26, 2019

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute and the Walter H.

Innovative Japanese Companies Harnessing Silicon Valley - Part 2

December 20, 2018

This is part 2 of a talk presenting how innovative large Japanese companies are harnessing Silicon Valley.

A New Perspective on News: The SmartNews Approach and Political Balancing

October 5, 2018

In 2012, as giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google began to position themselves as the go-to places to read news, a little-known news app called SmartNews emerged and started gaining...

Projects

Information Technology in Japan and Asia

Information technology (IT) is one of the transformative forces in the world today.
English

People

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