Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

2021 Oct 25

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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"From Manners to Rules: the Legalistic Turn in Governance and Secondhand Smoke Prevention in Japan and South Korea"

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Speaker:

Celeste Arrington, Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University.

Moderator:

Christina DavisDirector, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
eduncan@wcfia.harvard.edu

This seminar is part of the Special Series on Policy Innovations in Crises, supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP). Co-sponsored by the Korea Institute, Harvard University.

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2021 Oct 18

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (Zoom)

8:00pm to 9:00pm

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"Rethinking Japan’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic"

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Speaker:

Kenji Shibuya, Director, Soma COVID Vaccination Medical Center, Soma City, Fukushima; Research Director, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research.

Moderator:

Christina DavisDirector, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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This seminar is part of the Special Series on Japanese Economic Statecraft.

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2021 Oct 04

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (Zoom)

8:30pm to 9:30pm

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“Japan’s Changing Cybersecurity and the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations”

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Speaker:

Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT); Associate Fellow, Asia Studies Centre, Henry Jackson Society.

Moderator:

Christina DavisDirector, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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This seminar is part of the Special Series on Japan-U.S. Cooperation in Digital Governance.

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2021 Sep 27

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Panel: “Investment Screening and Supply Chain Security: Japanese, EU, and U.S. Perspectives on China”

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Panelists:

Sarah Bauerle-Danzman, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University Bloomington.

Sophie Meunier, Senior Research Scholar, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs; Co-Director, European Union Program at Princeton, Princeton University.

Kristin Vekasi, Academic Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and School of Policy and International Affairs, University of Maine.

Moderator:

Christina DavisDirector, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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2021 Sep 20

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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"The Digital Transformation and Japan’s Business Reinvention”

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Speaker:

Ulrike Schaede, Professor of Japanese Business, School of Global Policy & Strategy, University of California, San Diego.

Moderator:

Christina DavisDirector, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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2021 Sep 13

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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“A Region of Regimes: Prosperity and Plunder in the Asia-Pacific”

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Speaker:

T.J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

Discussant:

Meg Rithmire, Faculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World. F. Warren McFarlan Associate Professor of Business Administration, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Executive Committee; Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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This seminar is part of the Special Series on Japanese Economic Statecraft. Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Regions in a Multipolar World, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and the Harvard University Asia Center.

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2021 May 25

Japan in the World: A Symposium in Honor of Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University

9:00am to 6:00pm

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"Symposium in Honor of Professor Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University"

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9:00AM–9:15AM EDT | Welcome

Speakers:

Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Jeffry Frieden, Department Chair; Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Mary Brinton, Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University.

9:15AM–10:30AM EDT | Panel: "Economic and Social Transformations in Advanced Capitalism"

Chair:

Hirotaka Takeuchi, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School.

Panelists:

Margarita Estévez-Abe, Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

Rieko Kage, Professor of Political Science, University of Tokyo.

Jiyeoun Song, Associate Professor of Political Economy, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University.

Michael Witt, Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business, INSEAD.

2:00PM–3:15PM EDT | Panel: "Japan’s Democratic Governance: Institutions and Civil Society"

Chair:

Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University.

Panelists:

Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science; Director, Security and Resilience Studies Program, Northeastern University.

Amy Catalinac, Assistant Professor of Politics, Department of Politics, New York University.

Henry Laurence, Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College.

4:00PM–5:15PM EDT | Panel: "Japan in International Relations"

Chair:

Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Panelists:

Phillip Lipscy, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto.

Saadia Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Edowed Professor, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.

Kim Reimann, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University.

Mireya Solís, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution.

5:30PM-6:00PM EDT | Closing Remarks

Speaker:

Susan PharrSenior Advisor, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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Co-sponsored by the Department of Government, Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

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2021 Apr 19

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Associates’ Panel: “Managing the U.S.-Japan Alliance in the 2020s”

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Speakers:

“Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) Diplomacy and U.S.-Japan Cooperation”

Natsuko Sakata, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan.

"Trump and Abe in U.S.-Japan Relations: A Retrospective Analysis”

Kotaro Ono, Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun.

Discussant:

Thomas Berger, Director, Center for the Study of Asia; Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.

Moderator:

Christina DavisDirector, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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2021 Apr 12

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

7:00pm to 8:30pm

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Panel: “U.S.-Japan Alliance Cooperation in Air and Space”

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Speakers:

General Shunji Izutsu, Air Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self-Defense Force; HKS ’01; Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations (2001-02).

Saadia M. Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor, Jackson School of International Studies; Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science; Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of Washington.

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Faculty Associate (emeritus). Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School.

Moderator:

Christina DavisDirector, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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Co-sponsored by the International Security Program (ISP), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

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2021 Mar 29

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

11:30am to 1:00pm

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Panel: "Public Health and Wellness in the COVID-19 Era: Japan in Global Context"

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Speakers:

Karen Thornber, Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Amy Borovoy, Professor of East Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University.

Andrew Gordon, Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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Special Series on Japanese Economic Statecraft. Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

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2021 Mar 22

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

8:00pm to 9:00pm

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“Japan’s Growth Strategy in the 2020s: Demand- and Supply-Side Dimensions”

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Speaker:

Motoshige Itoh, Professor, the Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University; Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; and Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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Co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

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2021 Mar 15

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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“Single Mothers in Japan: Employment Histories, Divorce, and Economic Well-Being”

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Speaker:

James Raymo, Professor of Sociology, Henry Wendt III Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University.

Moderator:

Mary C. Brinton, Faculty Associate (on leave fall 2020). Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

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2021 Mar 11

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Panel: "Japan's 2011 Disasters: Ten-Year Anniversary Reflections"

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Panelists:

Daniel Aldrich, Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Security and Resilience Studies Program, Northeastern University.

Hiroko Kumaki, Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows, Dartmouth College.

Ryo Morimoto, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University.

Moderator:

Andrew Gordon, Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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Special Series on Japan’s 2011 Disasters sponsored by the Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

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2021 Mar 08

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Panel: “The Carlos Ghosn Controversy and Japanese Corporate Governance”

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Panelists:

Curtis Milhaupt, William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University.

Mark Ramseyer, Faculty Associate. Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard Law School.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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2021 Mar 01

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar (via Zoom)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Associates’ Panel: “Liberalization and Regulation in the Global Political Economy”

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Speakers:

“Restructuring Japan: Administrative Reform and the Quest for Free Trade”

Diana Stanescu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University. PhD, Political Science, Princeton University.

“Duties and Taxes for Cross-Border E-commerce: A Comparative Analysis of the de minimis Threshold”

Takashi Nakao, Ministry of Finance, Japan.

“Competition Policy and Regulation of U.S. Tech Giants”

Ryoma Nikaido, Deputy Editor, Weekly Toyo Keizai Magazine.

Discussant:

William Grimes, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Professor of Government; Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Contact:

Emma Duncan
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