“The concept of strategic stability has become increasingly obscure since the end of the Cold War. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of China have changed the structure of strategic balance, which would have defining impacts on world security.”
“Most attempts at social change attempting shifts in people’s behaviours or attitudes fail. There are systematic reasons for this. A more effective strategy may combine two very different ways of thinking, the systemic and the opportunistic.”
“Visits to the shrine by government officials create an ethical and cultural struggle for many Japanese, who are surprised to learn of international reaction to the visits, and yet feel deeply committed to avoiding conflict.”
Jun Arima, Director General of JETRO London, sits down with Rev. Prof. Stuart D.B. Picken (1942-2016), Chairman of IAFOR’s International Advisory Board, to continue their discussion on Japan’s economy.
Professor Yozo Yokota speaks with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, about his experiences working with the UN in Myanmar (Burma), his thoughts on whether human rights are universal or culture specific, and the role of human rights in business.
Mr Takeshi Komoto, Executive Director of the Japan External Trade Organization’s (JETRO) New York Office, discusses Abenomics and the Three Arrows of fiscal stimulus, monetary easing and structural reforms at The North American Conference on the Social Sciences 2014.
Professor Joel Campbell of Troy University discusses the political history of Japan and how the Abe Government’s proclivity for nationalism and their Three Arrows economic strategy are affecting the nation.
Professor Michael A. Cusumano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) discusses Japan’s rise and decline as an economic superpower at The IAFOR North American Conference on the Social Sciences.
A look into the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary world of an IAFOR conference and why you should attend. Featuring footage shot at our conferences and interviews with leading academics.