Cana Kim (Louisiana State University), “The Failed Reconciliation between North Korea and Japan”

U.S. EDT: July 15 (Thu), 9 – 10 AM JST: July 15 (Thu), 10 – 11 PM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Abstract: This study aims to explore the crossover between interstate reconciliation and negotiation by tracing 15 years of normalization efforts between Japan and North Korea. The existing theories of interstate negotiation cannot explain the entire […]

Charmaine Willis (University at Albany, SUNY), “Framing the Conversation: the US Military and Anti-US-Military Activism in Japan”

U.S. EDT: August 5 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: August 6 (Fri), 9 – 10 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Abstract: Since the end of WWII, the US has maintained a military presence in Japan with bases spread throughout the archipelago. Tensions emerge periodically between the base presence and the local population, particularly on the […]

Panel: “Career Paths and Job Market Strategies for Japan Scholars”

U.S. EDT: September 23 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: September 24 (Fri), 9 – 10 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Panelists: Sherry L. Martin (U.S. Department of State), Kenneth Mori McElwain (University of Tokyo), Kristin Vekasi (Harvard Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; University of Maine). Chair: Christina L. Davis (Harvard University). .

John W. Cheng (Tsuda University), Masaru Nishikawa (Tsuda University), Ikuma Ogura (Georgetown University), Nicholas A. R. Fraser (University of California, Berkeley), “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Willingness to Pay for Online Conspiracy Theory Content – Evidence from Japan”

U.S. EDT: October 14 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: October 15 (Fri), 9 – 10 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Abstract: This study examines whether conspiracy believers in Japan are willing to act on their beliefs using a concept from economics known as willingness to pay. Specifically, we conducted a conjoint experiment (n=1,098) to test […]

Daniel Koss (Harvard University), “Evolving Linkage Strategies: The Resilience of the LDP-Postmasters Alliance”

U.S. EDT: November 4 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: November 5 (Fri), 9 – 10 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Paper is available here. Abstract: To build linkages with citizens, parties piggyback on the networks of partner associations. This research note explores the enduring alliance between the LDP and the postmasters, assessing to which the […]

Pinar Temocin (Hiroshima University), “Rethinking Environmental Mobilization: Civic Engagement in Post Fukushima Japan”

U.S. EST: December 2 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: December 3 (Fri), 10 – 11 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Paper can be found here. Abstract: This study focuses on the interaction between environmental civil society organizations (ECSOs) and the Japanese state to find out how these actors have framed, articulated, and interpreted their goals […]

Ryan Scoville (Marquette University Law School), “Official Knowledge of Foreign Relations Law in U.S.-Japan Relations”

U.S. EST: January 13 (Thu), 8 – 9 PM JST: January 14 (Fri), 10 – 11 AM NOTE: Registration required! Link. Paper can be found here. Abstract: Arguments in the field of U.S. foreign relations law typically proceed from the inside out: legal actors focus on internal (domestic) sources of authority to reach conclusions with significant […]