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Kenji E. Kushida, MA, PhD

Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies, Shorenstein APARC

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November 1st, 2012

Protecting nuclear plants from nature's worst

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program Op-ed: Washington Post on November 1, 2012

As the East Coast cleans up from super-storm Sandy, Phillip Lipscy and Kenji Kushida point to important lessons from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. They say more must be done to safeguard U.S. nuclear plants from natural disasters.




October 7th, 2012

Stanford students work, learn about everyday life in Asia

Shorenstein APARC News

What if you had the opportunity to work at a leading independent media company in China, or behind-the-scenes on a popular television show in Korea? The 25 students who participated this past summer in Stanford’s East Asia Internship Program gained hands-on experience living and working in East Asia. Read more »



August 21st, 2012

IT and globalizing Japan's human resources

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

In a Nikkei Business interview, Kenji Kushida discussed Japan's "Galapagos" information technology sector, Silicon Valley, and the need for globalized human resources in Japan.




June 22nd, 2012

New Stanford report revisits Fukushima, suggests reform

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

A new account of the Fukushima nuclear disaster revisits events as they took place in March 2011. The report, by Kenji Kushida, delves into the politics and institutions of Japan’s energy industry and offers recommendations for reforming it with a view of preventing such a disaster from occurring again.




March 7th, 2012

Stanford research poised to play role as Japan restructures power industry

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, Japan Studies Program News

Northeastern Japan is rebuilding itself after last year's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident. The devastation to the region is unquestionable, but so are the opportunities for energy industry reform and innovation. Masahiko Aoki and Kenji Kushida spoke with the Stanford News Service about developments in the region, and about possible links to Silicon Valley technologies.





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