Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

2019 Nov 19

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Contingent Citizenship: Two Tales of Political Incorporation in Japan and the United States"

Speaker:

Erin Chung, Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, Department of Political Science; Director, Program in East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Moderator:

Mary Brinton, Faculty Associate. Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology; Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

Special Series on the Future of Democracy in Japan and Asia, supported by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Nov 12

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Corporate Governance and Value Creation in Japan"

Speaker:

Ryohei Yanagi, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Eisai Co., Ltd; Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Accountancy, Waseda University.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University. 

Co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; the Japan Society of Boston; and the Takemi Program.

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Nov 05

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters"

Speaker:

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

Moderator:

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

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

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Oct 29

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Japanese Shipping in Empire and War: A Global History"

Speaker:

Elijah Greenstein, Postdoctoral Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. PhD, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University.

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Oct 22

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"The Politics of Postwar Japanese Enthronement Ceremonies"

Speaker:

Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Moderator:

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

This seminar series is supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP). Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Oct 15

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Globalization, Demographic Decline, and the Reform of Japanese Agricultural Cooperatives"

Speaker:

Patricia Maclachlan, Professor of Government and Asian Studies; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Professor of Japanese Studies, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Faculty Associate. Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University. 

Special Series on the Future of Democracy in Japan and Asia, supported by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Oct 08

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Voters, Candidates, and Gender Representation in Japan"

Speaker:

Daniel Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Moderator:

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Special Series on the Future of Democracy in Japan and Asia, supported by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP). Co-sponsored by the Department of Government and the Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School.

Contact:

Amy Stockton
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2019 Oct 01

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Democratic Infrastructures: Planning the First Bullet Train (1958–64)"

Speaker:

Jessamyn Abel, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Department of Asian Studies, Pennsylvania State University.

Moderator:

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

Special Series on the Future of Democracy in Japan and Asia, supported by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP). Co-sponsored by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School.

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Sep 24

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Japan and the Future of the Korean Peninsula"

Speaker:

Narushige Michishita, Vice President; Director of Security and International Studies Program; Director of Strategic Studies Program; Director of Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program; Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

Moderator:

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Korea Institute's SBS Foundation Research Fund and the International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Sep 17

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

Panel: "Japan’s Military Power and Diplomacy in the 21st Century"

Speakers:

Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Asia Program, Council on Foreign Relations.

Noriyuki Shikata, Associate, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Former Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Beijing. 

Joseph Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. 

Moderator: 

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Special Series on the Future of East Asia, supported by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP). Co-sponsored by the International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School.

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Sep 10

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

Book Talk: "China and Japan: Facing History"

Speaker:

Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus, Harvard University.

Discussants:

Paula S. Harrell, Professor, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University.

Richard Dyck, International Advisory Committee Member, Harvard University Asia Center.

Moderator:

Elizabeth J. Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.

Contact:

Amy Stockton
astockton@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 May 02

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Political Parties, Bureaucracy, and Public Policy"

"Membership Networks and Electoral Resilience: The Case of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party"

Daniel Koss, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.

"Bureaucratic Structure and the Politics of Protection: The Case of Japan"

Diana M. Stanescu, Pre-Doctoral Exchange Scholar, Department of Government, Harvard University; PhD Candidate, Department of Politics, Princeton University.

"TPP, Agriculture, and U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations"

Shimpei Sunaga, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan.

Discussant:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Apr 30

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

"Southeast Asia and the Great Powers: Hedging, Balancing, and Rivalry"

Speaker:

Amy Searight, Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Moderator:

Christina Davis, Acting 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:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Apr 26

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room (S030)

"Trade and Investment in U.S.-Japan Relations"

"Japanese Foreign Direct Investment Location in the U.S.: A Home-Country Firm Bandwagon Effect"

Remy Magnier Watanabe, Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba; Academic Associate, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

"Japan's Intellectual Property and International Trade"

Naoya Okada, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Associate, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

"Management and Sale of Government-Owned Shares in Japanese and U.S. Financial Markets"

Kazuhide Ishiwaka, Ministry of Finance; Associate, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

Discussant:

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

Moderator:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

2019 Apr 09

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

Panel: "Democracy, Civic Engagement, and the Rule of Law"

"Perceptions and Political Consequences of Inequality"

Yeonju Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

"Civic Lawmaking: The Case of Sex Crime Reform in Japan"

Kanoko Kamata, Community Organizing Japan; Associate, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

"LGBTQ Rights in Japan: Strategies for Social Change"

Akiko Kojima, Ministry of Finance; Associate, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

Discussant:

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

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

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