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Trans-Pacific Contest 2015: Win a Trip to New York City | 09/04/14
ESSAY OR VIDEO TOPIC: What is the future of U.S.-Asia relations or of the United States and one of the Asian countries listed below? Please use specific examples or stories to illustrate your points. Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student from one of the listed East Asian countries. DEADLINE: April 30, 2015. » News » Press Releases

Japan’s "'76ers" Gain Global Attention: New Liberal Elite Can Change Japan | 07/22/14
Devin T. Stewart
In this "Nikkei Business" interview, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow discusses his research on Japan's generation known as "76ers"--i.e. those born around 1976. He talked to non-political elites, such as activists, researchers, students, journalists, and CEOs, and found that incremental but very significant changes are underway in Japan. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

The Participation Gap | 06/25/14
Devin T. Stewart
"Inequality doesn't result only from differences in income or wealth (the focus of French economist Thomas Piketty). It also has a political dimension, fueled by unequal access to power and the norm that all citizens deserve an equal voice." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Can Japan Change? Yes, It Can! | 06/20/14
Devin T. Stewart
It may not be a revolution, but change is happening in Japan in important ways. A more open attitude is emerging toward entrepreneurship, global education, civil society, and women in leadership positions, especially among people in their 30s and 40s. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan | 06/11/14
Malli Gero, Lin Kobayashi, Ken Shibusawa, Devin T. Stewart, Julia Taylor Kennedy
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a new generation of business leaders have launched a cultural shift, with many trying to increase female corporate leadership in order to promote the idea of "womenomics." In looking at Japan's business climate, gender equity in the workplace, and more, can gender quotas for leadership affect social change? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan | 06/11/14
Malli Gero, Lin Kobayashi, Ken Shibusawa, Devin T. Stewart, Julia Taylor Kennedy
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a new generation of business leaders have launched a cultural shift, with many trying to increase female corporate leadership in order to promote the idea of "womenomics." In looking at Japan's business climate, gender equity in the workplace, and more, can gender quotas for leadership affect social change? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China | 05/19/14
Evan Osnos
In Chinese, the word for ambition is "wild heart" and for millennia individual aspirations were looked down on, as the group always came first. How China has changed! » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Japan's Change Generation | 05/05/14
Devin T. Stewart
For the past two decades, Tokyo has been described as stagnant, glacial, and arthritic. But that is only part of the story. Outside the government, a new generation of liberal reformers is bringing about real change. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific | 04/14/14
Robert D. Kaplan
No wonder the South China Sea is important to China, says Robert Kaplan. It's the Mediterranean of Asia, the center of international commerce, including energy shipments. Plus, if the Chinese control it and thus gain access to the Indian Ocean, China will have a two-ocean navy, transforming it in military terms from a regional power into a world power. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World | 02/18/14
Elizabeth Economy, Michael Levi, Joanne J. Myers
As China's urban middle class expands, China's government--and private companies--are traveling the globe in pursuit of fuel, ores, water, and farmland. And the government has all kinds of tools to bring to bear, from public diplomacy and backroom deals, to low-cost financing and low-cost labor. How is this quest changing the world, including China itself? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2014 with Ian Bremmer | 01/22/14
Ian Bremmer
So what should we look out for in 2014? "The economic risks are receding. The geopolitical risks are becoming more important," says political risk guru Ian Bremmer. Don't miss this entertaining but fact-filled talk for insights on global affairs, from U.S. foreign policy, to the Middle East, Asia, Russia, Europe, and emerging markets. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late | 12/17/13
Joseph Cirincione
The threat of a nuclear nightmare is still real, says Joe Cirincione. With unsecured stockpiles in Russia, the ever-present threat of terrorists getting hold of a bomb, and the possibility of a nuclear Iran, America and the world need to pay attention to this potentially catastrophic issue. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy | 12/13/13
Eri Hotta, Ian Buruma
Why did Japan recklessly attack the United States in 1941, launching a war that most of the nation's leaders knew they were almost certain to lose? Why did they go ahead, despite heated internal debates? Get the inside story from a Japanese perspective. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

WINNING PHOTOS: 2013 International Student Photo Contest | 11/04/13
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Carnegie Council International Student Photo Contest, on the theme of Living with Differences. » News » Press Releases

Year Zero: A History of 1945 | 10/01/13
Ian Buruma
The reverberations of 1945 are still felt today, politically, socially, and economically. In this fascinating talk, Ian Buruma gives us an understanding of what happened in that fateful year, when one world ended and a new, uncertain world began. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

2020 Olympics: A Fourth Arrow for Abenomics? | 09/10/13
Devin T. Stewart
"The Diplomat" quotes senior fellow Devin Stewart at length when discussing the significance of Japan's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics. Stewart argues that "[Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe] took a big risk by making the bid personally and his risk will likely pay off in his popularity and political capital." » News » Media Mentions

Remilitarizing Japan | 08/29/13
Devin T. Stewart
Senior fellow Devin Stewart appeared on Huffington Post Live to discuss whether increased militarism in Japan warrants concern for the future. This topic has gotten more attention recently, in light of renowned filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," which details Japanese military history. » News » Media Mentions

Now That Abe Won Control of the Government, the True Test of Abenomics Begins | 07/23/13
Devin T. Stewart
In this piece for "Quartz," senior program director Devin Stewart discusses Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his economic reforms known as "Abenomics." Can Abenomics work in the long run? And is nationalism also on Abe's agenda? This piece was also published in the "Huffington Post." » News » Media Mentions

Now That Abe Won Control of the Government, the True Test of Abenomics Begins | 07/23/13
Devin T. Stewart
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ruling Liberal Democrat Party, and his "Abenomics" economic revitalization platform won solid victories in Japan's recent upper house elections. But with skeptics and financial problems lurking, the future remains unclear. Can Abenomics work in the long run? And is nationalism also on Abe's agenda? » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order | 06/06/13
Richard N. Haass
We have been guilty of overreaching abroad and underachieving at home, says Richard Haass, and these sins are really two sides of the national security coin. After all, "our capacity to act abroad is obviously directly limited and affected by the capacities we have created here at home, whether the capacities are military or economic or human." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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