“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.”
Professor Frank S. Ravitch, IAFOR Executive Council Advisory Board Member, sits down for an intriguing and enlightening interview with Dr Brian Daizen Victoria, Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Japan.
“most business leaders stumble on how to align sustainable tactics to create competitive advantage”. Professor Jay Friedlander discusses strategic sustainability at The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & Environment.
Hana Fujimoto and Emiko Miyashita answer the not so simple question of, “What is haiku?”, before discussing the adoption of haiku by Western poets and the evolution it has seen in Japan and in the West.
“From how we eat to how we travel and work to how we entertain ourselves, technology has become an integral part of our day.” Gary E. Swanson discusses the ways technology has changed how we communicate and interact with one another.
In this interview, Dr Minoru Karasawa of Nagoya University, Japan, speaks with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, about the issue of fairness and bias when choosing punitive measures as a form of punishment.
In his Keynote Presentation at The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2014 (ACP2014), Dr Minoru Karasawa presents his finding on the effectiveness of punishment in Japanese society.
Professor Ted O’Neill explains how IAFOR’s conference programmes in technology and education encourage scholars and practitioners to reflect on both the positive and practical implementations of technology in teaching and research.
Donald E. Hall explains the essential need for interdisciplinary education in the liberal arts and sciences – especially as informed by the humanities, the social sciences, the visual and performing arts and cultural studies.
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.