Category: Politics, Economics & Law

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The United Nations and Human Rights Professor Yozo Yokota

The United Nations and Human Rights

Professor Yozo Yokota gives a thorough and informative talk on his involvement with the United Nations and shares many of his personal experiences as UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar.

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Professor Frank S. Ravitch Michigan State University College of Law Japanese Constitution

Constitutional Revision in Japan: The Risks for Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech

“It is up to the Japanese people to protect the freedoms they have come to value and which they have used in ways that benefit the entire world with Japanese creativity and insight.”

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Professor Frank S. Ravitch Yasukuni Shrine

Government Officials’ Visits to the Yasukuni Shrine: Constitutional and Ethical Struggles

“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.”

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Dr. Amy Szarkowski and Dr. Yukinori Komine Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD

Soft Power & the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Dr Joseph Haldane discusses soft power & the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) with Dr Amy Szarkowski and Dr Yukinori Komine.

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Jun Arima Japan External Trade Organisation JETRO

Abenomics and the State of the Japanese Economy

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.

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Yasukuni Shrine Constitutional Law Civil Rights Frank Ravitch

Yasukuni Shrine, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Dr Joseph Haldane speaks with Professor Frank S. Ravitch about some of the bigger issues surrounding Japanese government officials visiting the Yasukuni Shrine.

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Yasukuni Shrine, Japanese Constitution Law Civil Rights Professor Frank S. Ravitch

Revisions to the Japanese Constitution

Professor Frank S. Ravitch discusses revisions to the Japanese constitution with Professor Dexter Da Silva at The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2015 (ACERP2015).

Conceptualizing Soft Power in the U.S. Decision to Implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Conceptualising Soft Power in the US Decision to Implement the CRPD

Dr Amy Szarkowski and Dr Yukinori Komine highlight the concepts behind Soft Power and how it applies to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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Barry Natusch Beryl Hawkins Senkaku Diaoyou territorial dispute

A Corpus Stylistics News Story Analysis of a Japan-China Faceoff

Professor Barry Natusch and Professor Beryl Hawkins give an in-depth analysis of the Japan-China, Senkaku / Diaoyou territorial dispute at The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2014.

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Professor Yozo Yokota IAFOR

Human Rights and International Law

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.

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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and Interdisciplinarity

IAFOR & Interdisciplinarity

Learn how IAFOR’s conferences and publications encourage interdisciplinary activity and its expansion in academia.

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Abenomics and the Three Arrows - Takeshi Komoto, JETRO New York

Abenomics and the Three Arrows

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.

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Nationalism and the Three Arrows by Professor Joel Campbell

Nationalism and the Three Arrows – The Conservative Activism of Japan’s Shinzo Abe

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.

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Japanese Firms and Staying Power by Michael A. Cusumano of MIT

Japanese Firms and Staying Power

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.

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Jun Arima on Abenomics and Japan's Economic Recovery

Abenomics and Japan’s Economic Recovery

Jun Arima of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) discusses how Abenomics is affecting the Japanese economy and shows the economic signals pointing to recovery.

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IAFOR Conference Highlights

Why join an IAFOR conference?

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.