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Signs of growth in post-Fukushima Japan, say Stanford experts

January 2012

Nearly a year has passed since an earthquake triggered a tsunami that swept away entire communities on Japan's northeastern coast, leading to a series of accidents at the Fukushima nuclear complex....

Corporate Affiliates alumnus' research in China's energy sector

January 2012

China possesses vast coal reserves, and coal accounts for 70 percent of the country's total energy consumption -- 3 billion tons per year.

Energy efficiency, financial crisis response, and Fukushima

August 2011

Phillip Lipscy, an assistant professor of political science and a center fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies, is currently conducting research on energy efficiency and...

Japan situation difficult, but reconstruction on the horizon

April 2011

Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami three weeks ago and the challenging recovery process continue to make news headlines around the world.

SPRIE executive training session offers Chinese enterprise leaders insights into innovation

March 2011

From how failure drives innovation to the role of government in supporting entrepreneurship, two expert professors at Stanford led a training session for executives from Chinese state-owned...

Defining success through positive development

September 2010

When Makoto Takeuchi came to the Walter H.

Will Japan emerge from its shell? The new government finds charting a new course not so easy

February 2010

Since the Democratic Party of Japan came to power in August 2009, upsetting fifty years of conservative rule, U.S.-Japan relations have been on rocky ground.

Global financial reformers must heed Asia's clout

November 2008

Professor Phillip Lipscy discusses the current international financial crisis and provides insight for future reforms.

Stanford undergraduates pose questions for Singapore in Singapore Journal

August 2008

The inaugural (March 2008) issue of PRISM, an undergraduate journal published by the University Scholars Programme (USP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), carries a dozen essays.

December 2007 Dispatch - International Organizations and East Asia

January 2008

We are pleased to bring you the third article of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

Into Asia: Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Delegation Interacts With Chinese Scholars, Policymakers, and Business Leaders

August 2007

Walking down a side street in Shanghai's French Concession, a partially preserved corner of that city's gloried and turbulent past, visitors come upon an ivy-covered house that served as the...

Shorenstein APARC delegation visits Chinese scholars, policymakers, and business leaders

July 2007

In April 2007, a delegation of scholars from Shorenstein APARC visited Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing, fulfilling the center's mission to carry its work "into Asia." Daniel Sneider, Shorenstein...

When will the Chinese people be free?

July 2007

Ten years ago, Shorenstein APARC director emeritus Henry Rowen posed this question, and posited that the Chinese people would be free by 2015.

"The fruits of the victory fall mostly to the North Koreans," says Shorenstein APARC's Daniel Sneider

March 2007

The six-party agreement reached last week in Beijing to cap North Korea's nuclear program was a triumph for diplomacy.

North Korea: 4 Failures, 2 Dangers, 1 Opportunity: Is a united response possible?

October 2006

To read the seismic signal sent from an abandoned coal mine in the mountains of North Korea's coast, you must first recognize that it represents four major failures, two grave dangers, and one big...

Containment is challenging, but better than using force

January 2006

Pre-emption used to be the watchword of Bush foreign policy. The world's sole superpower would not hesitate to wield force against an imminent threat to its security.

Pyongyang under EU's wing

March 2005

The European Union is increasingly showing a new independent stance on foreign policy issues -- notably on North Korea -- as the logic of its industrial and economic integration plays out in the...

Remembering Y2K: The Impact Today

March 2005

Remember Y2K? Chances are, you're not thinking of the year 2000. You're thinking of the predictions of doom for New Year's Day, 2000.

America's savings shortfall is hurting its workers, McKinnon asserts in op-ed

October 2004

Are federal fiscal deficits accelerating deindustrialisation in the United States? APARC's Ronald McKinnon considers the problem.

Sino-Japanese tensions obscure growing cooperation

February 2004

Michael H. Armacost observes that economic and political ties are now displacing a deep-seated and longstanding rivalry between China and Japan.

China Holds the Key to North Korea

December 2003

While demonstrating that the U.S. is willing to accommodate China's needs, the Bush administration must also prove to Beijing that Pyongyang's policies represent an immediate threat.