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Japan in the Bay Area: From Competition to Collaboration

February 26, 2019

The Bay Area Council Economic Institute and the Walter H.

Dual Labor Markets and Economic Globalization: Theory and Evidence from Japanese Manufacturing

December 6, 2018

Labor market duality refers to the coexistence of temporary workers with low dismissal costs and permanent workers with high dismissal costs within the same firms.

The Long Road to Making Money

January 25, 2018

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy is a record of a thirty-year research project that Gary G.

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Globalization, Innovation, and Culture in Korea

April 22, 2016

The 8th Annual Koret WorkshopSouth Korea has become an economic powerhouse, but faces multiple challenges.

The Strategy for Korea's Economic Success

October 30, 2015

Today, Korea is renowned for its remarkable economic growth and its globally-recognized companies that include Samsung, Hyundai and POSCO.

The Patchwork Ecosystem of Local Shopping Streets: Globalization and Gentrification from New York to Shanghai

November 12, 2014

Professor Sharon Zukin's talk will describe how, in cities across the world, the everyday spaces of local shopping streets are undergoing dramatic transformations.

China Drives into the Future: Automotive Upgrading in East Asia Today

May 22, 2014

China’s giant automobile market continues to grow robustly, but its once thriving domestic producers have lost ground recently to global auto giants such as Volkswagen and GM.

The Stabilizing State: State Capitalism as a Response to Financial Globalization in East Asia

November 13, 2013

One of the most important developments in the modern global economy is financial globalization.

Encounter 2013: An Evening with Korean Authors Kim In-suk and Kang Yŏng-suk

November 13, 2013

The Korea Colloquium on History and Culture   Authors Kim In-suk and Kang Yŏng-suk and translator Bruce Fulton will appear at several American universities in November 2013 for a series of...

China, India, and the Electronic Silk Road: How Surveillance Undermines Commerce

November 11, 2013

Why did India, and not China, become the world's back office? Why didn't China, the world champion of the outsourcing of goods, translate its success into exporting services?

Democratic Governance in China

October 21, 2013

Professor Yu Keping will systematically survey the dominant processes and key issues of China’s governance changes over the last 30 years since reform.

When Great Traditions Meet Creative New Ideas

September 27, 2013

Faculty and students of Peking University have been at the forefront of China’s modern history.  The social impact of the university has been enormous.

Digital Media as a Catalyst for Political, Cultural and Economic Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

September 12, 2013

The digital Information Technology (IT) revolution currently underway is profoundly reshaping economic activity, influencing politics, and transforming societies around the world.

The 'Tax-Welfare Mix' : the Welfare State and Extractive Capacity in Japan and Sweden

January 31, 2013

The ability of governments to raise revenue to finance spending varies greatly across the industrialized democracies.

Asia's Challenges: Ensuring Inclusive and Green Growth

November 30, 2012

Much has been made of the Asian success story. The region is a key driver of the global economy, and the lives of millions of its people have been transformed in ways unimaginable decades ago.

Making Love for a Visa

November 9, 2012

The talk , based on a recent paper, will describe and examine the social understanding of selling sex for a visa among migrant Filipina hostesses in Tokyo.

Reforming Higher Education: Meeting the Challenges of Global Competition in the Digital Information Age

September 6, 2012

Education has provided the critical foundation for Asia’s rapid economic growth. However, in an increasingly globalized and digital world, higher education faces an array of new challenges.

Research Presentations (3 of 3) - Kakemizu, Koda, Li and Waseda

May 22, 2012

In this session of the Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows Research Presentations, the following will be presented:   Yasunori Kakemizu, "Strategy of CATV in the Competitive TV...

Replumbing Our Financial System: Uneven Progress

April 20, 2012

The financial crisis of 2007—2009 has spurred significant ongoing changes in the "pipes and valves" through which cash and risk flow through the center of our financial system.

Government Responses to Financial Crises: Identifying Patterns and Policy Origins

October 14, 2011

Ha will examine how economic and political responses alter according to the types of financial crises -- currency crisis, banking crisis, and sovereign debt crisis -- encountered and how domestic...

Reversing the Brain Drain? The Movement of People and Skills in an Era of Economic Globalization

May 31, 2011

About the seminar Dan Wang's talk will examine the economic impact of skilled return migrants on their home countries.

Social Media and the Globalization of Business

May 25, 2011

Social media – such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn – are increasingly being used for business purposes.

Why Did Japan Stop Growing?

March 7, 2011

The Japanese economy has been stagnating for almost two decades.


Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC