Information Technology

Scholarly Publications

Modern Management and the Demand for Technical Skill

November 2018

This paper examines the relationship between modern management practices and the demand for different occupational skills utilizing a unique context in South Korea after the Asian financial crisis....

Information Technology in the Property Market

September 2018

Information technology is increasingly being utilized in the property market.

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.

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2017-18

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2017-18 is now available.Download it for information on the wide variety of Center research from the the past academic year, Shorenstein APARC...

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.

Kushida named Takahashi Research Associate

August 2011

In July, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Shorenstein APARC named Stanford alumnus Kenji Kushida as its Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies.

Events

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...

The Rise and Fall of Giants: ICT Disruptions from Silicon Valley, Nokia, China, and Japan

March 8, 2018

The rise of Nokia as a global ICT leader in the 1990s and early 2000s was dramatic, as a company from the small Nordic country of Finland became a global titan.

Innovation and Knowledge Industrialization in Catch-up/Post Catch-up Korea: The Current Situation and the Challenges for the Future

January 10, 2018

Keun Lee, winner of the 2014 Schumpeter Prize and a professor of economics at Seoul National University, will explore the Schumpeterian hypothesis that the effectiveness of the national innovation...

Projects

Information Technology in Japan and Asia

Information technology (IT) is one of the transformative forces in the world today.
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Information and Communication Technology in Rural India

In a groundbreaking new project, led by Rafiq Dossani and Henry S.
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Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project

The Comparative Health Care Policy Research Project was initiated by APARC in 1990 to examine issues related to the structure and delivery of health care in Japan by utilizing contemporary social...
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People

Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Yangming Li Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, PetroChina
Yuki Sakai Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, Mitsubishi Electric
Keisuke Yamazaki Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, The Asahi Shimbun Company
Hiroshi Nishinaka Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-19, Ishin Co. Ltd.
Kosuke Yokota Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, Future Corporation
Yasuhito Ando Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, Kozo Keikaku Engineering
Junichiro Hirata Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2018-19, Hirata Holdings