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Is Korean Democracy in Crisis?

October 12, 2020

In recent years, we have witnessed a worldwide trend of "democratic depression" in both young and established democracies, where the backsliding from democracy is facilitated by various forces such...

Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

September 23, 2020

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CANCELED: Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from Facial Recognition AI Firms in China

March 13, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall

December 2, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS Authoritarian governments around the world are developing increasingly sophisticated technologies for controlling information.

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...

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...

Human Autonomy in the Age of Automation: Envisioning 2045

September 29, 2017

The conference is brought to you by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program's Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and Mistletoe, Inc.This event is at full capacity.


August 22, 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and the Japan Society of Northern California.When the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant experienced a meltdown after...

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Chile

May 12, 2017

Chile, being positioned on the Pacific-facing rim of South America, has a natural tendency toward Asia, not only geographically, but also politically, culturally and economically.

Research Presentations (session 3 of 5) - Onishi, Muthukrishnan and Saito

March 30, 2017

The format of this presentation is each of the three speakers will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research.  This will be followed by a short period of 5-10 minutes for any...

Big Data: Lessons from the Field

May 4, 2016

Gaurav Kataria is a Big Data leader at Google who is responsible for driving Production Adoption initiatives across various Google for Work product lines - Gmail, Drive, G+, Hangouts, Google Docs,...

Understanding Silicon Valley and Startup Ecosystems: New research and academic classics you should know

December 3, 2015

Kenji Kushida will provide an overview of canonical works of Silicon Valley, including work of Martin Kenney and his classic co-edited volume "Understanding Silicon Valley" and other more recent...

Smart Nation, Silicon Valley Technology and Asia Growth Strategy

December 1, 2015

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Technological advances have brought us to a potential tipping point in the...

Business Expansion from Japan into Silicon Valley, Opportunities and Challenges ~The Case of DeNA~

February 18, 2015

The Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan ProjectPublic Forum Series with Networking Abstract:As Silicon Valley continues to be a global center of innovation, companies from all over the world...

The Japanese Software Industry: What Went Wrong (and Why is it Important?)

January 28, 2015

 The Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan ProjectPublic Forum Series with Networking Speaker: Robert Cole (Bio)Tuesday, January 27, 20155:00 – 5:30 pm Networking5:30pm - 7:00pm LectureCypress...

Stanford-SPF New Channels Dialogue 2015

January 22, 2015

Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation New Channels Dialogue 2015"Innovation: Silicon Valley and Japan" January 22, 2015Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySponsored and...

Stanford-SPF New Channels Dialogue 2014

February 13, 2014

Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation New Channels Dialogue 2014 Energy Challenge and Opportunities for the United States and Japan   February 13, 2014 Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford...

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.

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...

Research Presentations (4 of 4) - Kondo, Murata and Yamamoto

May 24, 2011

Takeshi Kondo, "Augmented Reality Application Outside of the Entertainment World" Augmented Reality (AR), created in the 1960s, has recently attracted attention due to the progress of Information...


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