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International banking standards in the US, Japan, and the EU

News / March 4, 2013
Based on research conducted at Stanford, a working paper by Minoru Aosaki explores economic impacts and policy challenges related to Basel III, the new international standard of banking regulation, in the United States, Japan, and the European Union.
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Despite significant reform, gaps remain in China's health care system

News / February 28, 2013
Despite significant efforts to reform health care in China, says Karen Eggleston, coverage is "wide but shallow." Eggleston has written about the Chinese government's ambitious reforms.
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Cautious optimism over return of Japan's conservative party

News / February 27, 2013
Amidst optimism about the return to power of Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party, there is also cause for caution, says Daniel Sneider.
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The historical roots of ethnic conflict in India

News / February 21, 2013
Stopping ethnic violence in India begins with understanding the history behind it, says Ajay Verghese, a current Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow. His research explores the roots of conflict in two demographically similar regions of Rajasthan.
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(Un)Covering North Korea at Stanford

News / February 14, 2013
Just hours ahead of North Korea's most recent nuclear test, an event which pushed the country once again into headlines around the world, a panel gathered at Stanford to discuss the challenges journalists face uncovering facts about North Korea.
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North Korea conducts third nuclear test

News / February 12, 2013
North Korea has conducted its third underground nuclear test. Shorenstein APARC Korea experts weigh in on the event, which is drawing criticism from Beijing to Washington, DC.
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North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct nuclear test

News / February 12, 2013
North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct a third underground nuclear test. We ask our experts to weigh in on the detonation condemned by the White House as destabilizing.
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Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

News / February 11, 2013
When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education initiatives on international affairs. His leadership will be marked by a commitment to build on FSI’s interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s biggest problems.
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Stanford economist discusses future of Japan's monetary policy

News / February 8, 2013
The governor of the Bank of Japan, the country's central bank, recently announced he will be stepping down before his term expires. Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi spoke with Quartz on the future of Japan’s monetary policy.
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SEAF welcomes new Lee Kong Chian Fellow and visiting scholar

News / February 8, 2013
SEAF is delighted to welcome two new visitors. Tim Forsyth, the current Lee Kong Chian Fellow, is a specialist in environment and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dominik Müller, a visiting scholar, is a researcher with the Department of Anthropology at Goethe-University Frankfurt.
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Divided Memories now available in paperback and electronic format

News / February 5, 2013
Divided Memories, Shorenstein APARC's groundbreaking study of textbook depictions of World War Two, is now available in paperback and electronic (Kindle) format.
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Symposium on Northeast Asia security, Seoul

News / January 29, 2013
The security of Northeast Asia has important global implications beyond the region. The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Yonhap News Agency co-sponsored a symposium in Seoul on Feb. 5 to address current security issues, looking also within the context of recent leadership changes.
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Forming lasting bonds through Corporate Affiliates

News / January 28, 2013
Norihiko Ishiguro, who spoke September 2012 at an alumni reception in Tokyo, shares memories from his experience as a member of one of the earliest groups of Corporate Affiliates Visiting Fellows, and offers wisdom for future fellows.
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Stanford's David Straub on North Korean nuclear program

News / January 25, 2013
The United Nations Security Council recently adopted a resolution in response to North Korea's December 2012 rocket launch. David Straub discusses the North Korean nuclear program, and Pyongyang's rhetoric against South Korea and the United States.
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Japan's monetary policy moving in right direction, but more needed

Commentary / January 23, 2013
Japan's monetary policy is moving in the right direction, said Takeo Hoshi in a recent Nikkei op-ed, but the independence of the central bank should be protected. Moreover, he said, fiscal stimulus could run the risk of a debt crisis, and it will take more than expansionary macroeconomic policy to restore growth.
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The American pivot in Southeast Asia

Commentary / January 18, 2013
"As much as China is front and center for the United States and Asia, the American pivot is not all about the dragon. It is also very much about the 10 member states of ASEAN," says Donald K. Emmerson in a recent opinion article.
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Korea's new leadership should promote country abroad

Commentary / January 18, 2013
Korea's new presidential administration should embrace the opportunity to provide more foreign aid, and to raise the profile of Korean technology and culture abroad, said Gi-Wook Shin in a recent Dong-A Ilbo op-ed.
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U.N. leader kicks off Shorenstein APARC thirtieth anniversary

News / January 18, 2013
Despite a troubling tally of crises around the world, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hopeful about the future, and says he gains inspiration from the younger generation. His Jan. 17 talk at Stanford kicked off Shorenstein APARC's thirtieth anniversary activities.
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Corporate Affiliates Visiting Fellows reflect on first quarter at Stanford

News / January 15, 2013
From the moment Corporate Affiliates Program Visiting Fellows step onto the Stanford campus, they enter a different world. Many consider it to be the experience of a lifetime. Shorenstein APARC recently caught up with three 2012-13 Visiting Fellows to talk about their first quarter at Stanford.
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Stanford welcomes new Japan Studies director, program poised for growth

News / January 14, 2013
Stanford, with strong expertise in Japan's economics and politics, is poised to become a U.S. leader in Japan Studies. Takeo Hoshi, the Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies, has joined the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center as the director of its Japan Studies Program.
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Google CEO visits North Korea

News / January 8, 2013
As North Korea observers puzzled over Google CEO Eric Schmidt's plan to visit the country, Daniel Sneider commented on the possible reasons and implications for the trip.
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