On February 8-9, a conference on “The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government” was held at Stanford University. The conference was co-sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
The event featured deep insight from experts in a variety of fields, including energy, environment, governance, international relations, and security from both Japan and the United States. During his opening remarks JSPS San Francisco Office Director Toru Tamiya, thanked the participants for their contributions. The objective of this conference was to present and discuss papers that addressed the political economy of the Abe administration focusing on the following three themes: First, what economic policies has the Abe government sought to implement and to what extent they have achieved their objectives particularly in regards to the “Abenomics” and “Womenomics” platforms? Second, how has the Abe government influenced some of the longstanding debates in Japanese politics? Some panels argued that this administration represents a significant change from the many years of political transition and instability. Third, how has Abe’s foreign policy focusing on security influenced the broader region? Also discussed was Japan’s energy policy in the aftermath of Great Tohoku Earthquake of 2011. The papers presented at the conference will be edited into a conference volume that should be published by 2020.
JSPS San Francisco will continue to support events like this that strengthen global academic exchange.
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JSPSサンフランシスコ研究連絡センターでは、スタンフォード大学との共催シンポジウム “The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe”（安倍政権における日本の政治経済学） を2018年2月8日-9日に開催しました。