Yuji Murayama

Yuji Murayama is a professor of spatial information science, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He is a Member of the Science Council of Japan and Director of the Tokyo Geographical Society, Japan. His research interests are geographical information science, spatial analysis, and urban/transport geography. He served as President of the GIS Association (2006–2008), Editor-in-Chief of the Theory and Applications of GIS (2004–2006), Editor-in-Chief of the Geographical Review of Japan, Ser.B (2006–2008), and Steering Committee Member of the IGU Urban Commission (2000–2008). Professor Murayama is now Editor-in-Chief of Tsukuba Geoenvironmental Sciences (2013–Present), Editor of Urban Studies Research (2010–Present), Editorial Manager of AJG …

Steven Rosefielde

Steven Rosefielde is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Harvard University and is a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RAEN). He has taught in Russia, China, Japan and Thailand. His most recent publications include the following: S. Rosefielde, Democracy and Its Elected Enemies: The West’s Paralysis, Crisis and Decline (Cambridge University Press, 2013); S. Rosefielde and R. W. Pfouts, Inclusive Economic Theory (World Scientific Publishers, 2014);S. Rosefielde and Q. Mills, Global Economic Turmoil and the Public Good (World Scientific Publishers, 2015); S. Rosefielde and B. …

David Weinstein

David E. Weinstein is Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy and Director of Research at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business. He is also Research Director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Professor Weinstein was a Senior Economist and a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Weinstein held professorships at the University of Michigan and Harvard …

Toshio Yamagishi

Toshio Yamagishi is Adjunct Professor at Hitotsubashi University, and Professor Emeritus at Hokkaido University, where he established the Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences and became Inaugural Director. He received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Washington. Honors Yamagishi has received include eleven prizes from academic associations in psychology, the Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science (1999), a Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon (2004), and Japan’s 2014 Person of Cultural Merits. His research interests go from psychology and dynamic interactions to macro social structure. His research explores trust, cooperation, altruism, reciprocity, and related issues.