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Kenji E. Kushida, MA, PhD

Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies, Shorenstein APARC

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February 21st, 2014

Syncretism: The Politics of Economic Restructuring and System Reform in Japan

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program Announcement

A new book from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, coedited by Kenji E. Kushida, Kay Shimizu, and Jean C. Oi is now available. Read more »



September 4th, 2013

Containment of Fukushima Leaks Poses Massive Challenges

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

In an interview with PBS NewsHour on September 3, Kenji Kushida speaks about the Japanese government's latest efforts to contain the leaking of radioactive water from Fukushima and the possible political fallout for Japan's ruling party.




August 16th, 2013

New Shorenstein APARC book analyzes the rise, policies, and fall of Japan's DPJ

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program Announcement

Japan under the DPJ endeavors to explain the DPJ's rapid rise to power in 2009, examines the limited policy change that occured while the party was in power, and analyzes what led to the party's dramatic fall in 2012. Read more »



August 8th, 2013

Fukushima Reinforces Worst Fears for Japanese Who Are Anti-Nuclear Power

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

How are the Japanese people reacting to the news of the continuing contamination leak and what does it mean for Japan's energy policy? In an interview with PBS NewsHour on August 8, Kenji Kushida speaks about what the government may do to stop the flow.




June 26th, 2013

Fad-Loving Japan May Derail a Sony Smartphone

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

In The New York Times, Kenji Kushida discussed Japan's "Galapagos" information technology sector and the unique pace of the Japanese cellphone market.





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