• 26.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Kyoto

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    , 12:30am –
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    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 27.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Tokyo

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    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 28.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Tohoku University

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    , 4:00am –
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    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 29.Abe Fellowship Setsumeikai - Nagoya University

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    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 30.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "The Business of Personal Data in the United States"

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    , 4:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 31.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "The Impact of Disasters on Trade: A Detailed Look at Katrina (US) and 3-11 (Japan)"

    Date
    , 4:00am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 32.Pardis Mahdavi - International Workshop on “Intimate Lives of Intimate Laborers”

    Although the past decade has witnessed a resurgence of interest in questions of human trafficking, intimate labor, and the feminization of migration, few scholars have positioned the intimate lives of laborers at the center of analysis. This workshop proposes to address this gap in our understanding of the intersections of family, kinship, and the intimate choices of those working in the sphere of intimate labor. Rather than focusing on the labor performed by intimate laborers, we focus instead on the intimate lives of intimate laborers, exploring ways in which their ideas of intimacy, family, kinship, and love are both affected by and affect their migratory labor. In this workshop, we propose to bring together a group of scholars writing about various types of intimate laborers (including domestic workers, nannies, care givers, beauticians, and sex workers) who have migrated across Asia as well as their employers. Admission is free and open to the public. To sign up, please email us at ssrcABE@gol.com with your name, affiliation and telephone number.

    Date
    February 28th
    Location
    Room 309, Nishi-Waseda Building, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (1-21-1 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051 JAPAN) http://web.waseda.jp/gsaps/en/access/
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 33.Allison Alexy - "Families in Law: Ethnographic Perspectives on Contested Family Norms in Japan’s Family Court System"

    Date
    , 11:30am –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 34.Abe Fellowship Colloquium [From Green to Grey: Family Policies and Population Politics in High- versus Low Fertility Post-WWII Japan]

    While most industrialized countries societies experienced post-industrial revolution demographic transitions spanning a century or more, Japan transformed from a high-fertility to a low-fertility society in just one generation. Through a comparison of the different actors, ideas, institutions, and contexts in each era, Dr. Haig will discuss what Japan's past experience in promoting smaller families tells us about current efforts to promote larger ones.

    Date
    , 5:00pm –
    Location
    Japan Foundation 2nd Floor, Sakura Hall
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 35.Abe Fellows Retreat 2014

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    Location
    Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center, 49 East Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 36.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "Economic Perspectives on Network Neutrality: Analyses of Broadband Quality of Service"

    Net neutrality became a major issue in the United States in 2007 when Comcast was revealed to have “blocked” the Bit Torrent traffic, which resulted in a number of legal challenges in the courts, and calls for government action. Since then, net neutrality has continued to be a hot issue for policy discussions in the U.S. There have also been extensive debates in the European Union over net neutrality, which will orientate future regulations for telecommunications. Despite the heated nature of these debates, almost no discussion of the issue has taken place in Japan. However, since the Internet involves global flows of information, Japan cannot continue to ignore this important issue. During the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, December 2012, participant countries were severely divided in their opinions over the question of how best to govern the Internet. The division originated from their views of who should bear the costs of infrastructure investment, which is closely related to network neutrality. This question is of crucial interest to both developed and developing countries. The book, which will be the subject of this presentation, addresses questions related to the sound development of the broadband market, what we should expect from a regulatory system, and efforts to evaluate the quality of Internet experience.

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    JFIC Space Keyaki 2nd Floor, Japan Foundation, 4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 37.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "The History of North Korea’s Brinkmanship Diplomacy 1966-2012"

    The Social Science Research Council and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership will be co-hosting a talk on Sept. 10th, by Prof. Narushige Michishita (2006 Abe Fellow) entitled “The History of North Korea’s Brinkmanship Diplomacy 1966-2012”. The talk will be held in Japanese, but Prof. Miyazaki will be able to answer questions in both English and Japanese.

    Date
    , 5:00pm –
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 38.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - Hirokazu Miyazaki - "Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance"

    The Social Science Research Council and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership will be co-hosting a talk on August 5th, by Prof. Hirokazu Miyazaki (1998 Abe Fellow) entitled “Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance”. The talk will be held in Japanese, but Prof. Miyazaki will be able to answer questions in both English and Japanese. Speaker : Hirokazu Miyazaki Professor of Anthropology and Director of the East Asia Program Cornell University/ Abe Fellow (1998) Moderator: Naoki Kamiyama Head of Japan Equity Strategy, Global Research, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co., Ltd. When? August 5th 2013, From 6PM to 8PM Notes: The presentation will be in Japanese. Admission is free. If interested, please RSVP to ssrcABE@gol.com.

    Date
    , 5:00pm –
    Location
    Sakura Hall, 2F, Japan Foundation, 4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/outline/contact/map.html
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 39.Abe Brown-Bag Lunch - Kumiko Nemoto - "Unbreakable Walls: Organizational Inertia, the Lack of High-Powered Women, and Sex Segregation in Japanese Companies"

    Dr. Nemoto specializes in gender, work, family, and organizations in Japan and the United States. She received her PhD in Sociology from University of Texas-Austin in 2004. Her publications include: "When Culture Resists Progress: Masculine Organizational Culture and Its Impacts on the Vertical Segregation of Women in Japanese Companies" in Work, Employment & Society (2012), and “Never-Married Employed Men’s Gender Beliefs and Ambivalence Toward Matrimony in Japan” in Journal of Family Issues (forthcoming). Her Abe research project is “Comparative Study of Workplace Equality in a Japanese Multinational Firm in Japan, the United States, and China”.

    Date
    , 11:30am –
    Location
    Seminar Room #3, 9th Floor, Japan Foundation, 4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo http://www.jpf.go.jp/j/about/outline/contact/map.html
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 40.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "World of Paradox: Expansion of Nuclear Deterrence in the Era of Nuclear Disarmament"

    Prof. Ikegami will examine the apparent paradox between the US deterrence doctrine and its pledge for nuclear disarmament in East Asia, a region threatened by proliferation of nuclear and conventional weapons. The nuclear doctrine of the United States, as elaborated in a variety of measures and documents including Obama’s general address in Prague in 2009, the Nuclear Posture Review of 2010 and the New START Treaty of the same year, clearly called for a reduction of the role of nuclear weapons and were seen as a concrete step towards nuclear disarmament. In East Asia, however, North Korea’s detonations of nuclear devices and launches of long range missiles in recent years made it clear that they now possess nuclear weapons. At the same time, the military expansionism of China in the Asia-Pacific region is shaking American hegemony in the region. Contemporary Japan, within range of PRC and DPRK’s ballistic and long-range cruise missiles, has seen its relations with China shaken by the Senkaku Islands problem, reflected in a rise in military tensions across Asia. In response to these problems, voices casting doubts on the effectiveness of the US nuclear umbrella and nuclear deterrence strategies are growing stronger in both Japan and South Korea. Though still a minority, some people have started to argue for nuclear sharing similar to the European NATO model, redeployment of US nuclear assets and independent development of nuclear capability to improve the reliability of nuclear deterrence. If the US were to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in its security doctrine, it might push Japan and South Korea to pursue independent development of nuclear weapons. Prof. Ikegami will examine the apparent paradox between the US deterrence doctrine and its pledge for nuclear disarmament in East Asia, a region threatened by proliferation of nuclear and conventional weapons.

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    International House of Japan, Seminar Room 404, West Wing 4F
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 41.Abe Fellows Retreat 2013

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    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 42.Shin Arita - "Social Inequality and Employment Structure in Japan, the United States, and South Korea"

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    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 43.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "East Asian Regionalism and US-Japan Relations"

    Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "East Asian Regionalism and US-Japan Relations" In 2009 Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced a new foreign policy initiative: creation of an East Asian Community. Many observers said the objective conflicted with close ties to the United States. Is this zero-sum assessment correct? Will the burgeoning multilateral economic and trade networks in East Asia and across the Asia-Pacific region inevitably lead to regional integration like the European Union? Scholars and policy wonks in Asia have been debating these questions for years. Eiichi Shindo, author of “Building an East Asian Community,” will analyze the impact of regional integration on Japan’s security and economic relationship with Washington. Integration in Asia is a response to globalization and advances in information technology, Shindo believes. The presentation will also touch on the fiction of a “China threat” and developments since the Tohoku disaster.

    Date
    , 5:00pm –
    Location
    東京都新宿区四谷4-4-1 国際交流基金2階 JFIC 「さくら」 The Japan Foundation 2F “Sakura,” 4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo http://www.jpf.go.jp/j/about_j/access03.html
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 44.Third Meeting of the CGP-SSRC Policy Forum on the Environment and Climate Change

    The third Core Group Meeting of the CGP-SSRC Policy Forum on the Environment and Climate Change was held at the International House of Japan, Tokyo, February 28 - March 1, 2011. Our third meeting once again brought the Core Group Members together for the presentation of case studies. In addition, participants included potential stakeholders from developing Asian countries, such as city level managers in charge of environmental issues, local NGO representatives, and central level policy makers/advisors, who provided important feedback on knowledge transfer to Asia.

    Date
    February 28th
    Location
    International House of Japan
    Program
    CGP-SSRC Policy Forum
    Meetings & Events
  • 45.2010-2011 CGP-SSRC Policy Forum on the Environment and Climate Change

    The second Core Group Meeting of the CGP-SSRC Policy Forum on the Environment and Climate Change was held at the International House of Japan, Tokyo, in March 2010. Our second meeting once again brought the Core Group Members together with the goal of selecting final case studies. Case studies presented at the meeting included the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, environmental management promotion by local governments, green buildings and building codes, urban unpaving and greening projects, and others.

    Date
    Location
    International House, Tokyo, Japan
    Program
    CGP-SSRC Policy Forum
    Meetings & Events
  • 46.Abe Fellowship Colloquium - "Shaping Global Health Strategy: The Case of H1N1"

    The unprecedented complexity of the H1N1 outbreak has sparked an international reexamination of strategies and problem solving. Concerted cooperation and communication across national borders are essential to deal with unpredictable threats. Mika Shimizu (2008 Abe Fellow) discussed the priority of responses to the pandemic in Japan and the United States, as well as in other multilateral health and security frameworks. Shimizu is currently a visiting scholar at the East-West Center in Hawaii. Takahiro Suzuki, Chuo University, moderated the program, and Naoki Kondo (2007 Abe Fellow), Yamanashi University, was the discussant. Abe Fellowship Colloquia are jointly sponsored by the Social Science Research Council Tokyo Office and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    The Japan Foundation, Tokyo
    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 47.2009-2010 CGP-SSRC Policy Forum on the Environment and Climate Change

    The overarching theme of this forum is the environment and climate change with a focus on issues of energy saving and the reduction of air pollution and CO2 emissions within a city-level framework. The goal of the initial Core Group Meeting held at the International House of Japan, Tokyo, in April 2009, was to set a long-term agenda for the policy forum by identifying key issues and challenges to cities in the face of environmental degradation, exploring potential case studies, defining the target audience, and determining the goals and outputs of the forum. Discussions at this Core Group Meeting set the focus of the forum on second and third-tier cities in Asia.

    Date
    Location
    International House, Tokyo, Japan
    Program
    CGP-SSRC Policy Forum
    Meetings & Events
  • 48.Abe Fellows Retreat - 2009

    The Abe Fellows Retreat is designed to enable Abe Fellows to get to know each other in a relaxed environment, to facilitate intellectual exchange among Fellows and Abe Fellowship Program Committee members, and to share advice on problems fellows are facing in the conduct of their research. To that end, the retreat agenda includes carefully designed research presentation sessions and discussion groups. In addition, throughout the retreat, there are opportunities for participants to interact on a more informal basis over meals and during unscheduled time. Participants in each retreat include Abe Fellows in the current and previous year's cohort who are residing in the United States at the time of the retreat, as well as members of the Abe Fellowship Program Committee and CGP staff. The event is staffed by the SSRC.

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    Program
    Abe Fellowship Program
    Meetings & Events