Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Studies Program Stanford University



Security Dynamics
Stanford scholars examine Japan’s defense reform push

Shorenstein APARC's Ryo Sahashi, a visiting associate professor, and Daniel Sneider, associate director for research, offer insight on Japan's announcement to reinterpret their longstanding pacifist Constitution. Read more »


Structural Reforms
Implementing Structural Reforms in Abenomics: How to Reduce the Cost of Doing Business in Japan

Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi’s new co-authored working paper, “Implementing Structural Reforms in Abenomics: How to Reduce the Cost of Doing Business in Japan,” is cited in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.


Nuclear Response
Fukushima: Japan’s political leadership helped save country from worst-case disaster, Stanford researcher says

Kenji Kushida, the Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies at FSI’s Shorenstein APARC, argues Japan’s political leadership under Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the Democratic Party of Japan was beneficial, giving direction at a critical time, and when the government lacked capacity and systems of emergency planning.

April 22, 2014
Senior fellow evaluates the first phase of Abenomics

April 20, 2014
Stanford economist discusses Japan's challenges

March 27, 2014
Stanford economist warns of Japanese fiscal crisis



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