"Tokyo Vice" and Japanese Morality: Devin Stewart Interviews Jake Adelstein
August 18, 2010
Three years in a Zen temple taught Jake Adelstein the core virtues of Japanese society, such as reciprocity, and the police beat at Tokyo newspaper "Yomiuri Shimbun" showed him its vices--the far-reaching powers of the "Yakuza," Japan's org…
Obama Did Not "Take Down" Hatoyama
June 9, 2010
Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Devin Stewart explains why Obama should not be blamed for the recent resignation of Japanese prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama.
Green Bonds: Devin Stewart Interviews Christopher Flensborg
June 2, 2010
Banker Chris Flensborg is one of the pioneers who developed green bonds. Issued by the World Bank, these bonds give institutional investors the opportunity to earmark their investments into climate-friendly projects.
"The End of the Free Market:" Devin Stewart Interviews Ian Bremmer
May 19, 2010
In a discussion about his latest book, Ian Bremmer analyzes the troubled relationship between the U.S. and China, and the rise of what he calls "state capitalism"--where the state is the principal actor and there is an absence of the rule o…
Devin Stewart Interviews Unmesh Brahme, Cofounder of the Climate Civics Institute
April 28, 2010
Unmesh Brahme of HSBC India discusses his newly-launched Climate Civics Institute, which grew out of a Yale World Fellowship. The Institute's mission is to create climate adaptation communities worldwide, so that their experiences can lead …
Devin Stewart Interviews Angolan Activist Rafael Marques
April 9, 2010
With examples ranging from mobile phones to diamonds, Marques tells of his brave fight to expose the rampant corruption that afflicts Angolan society from top to bottom. The only way to bring about change, he says, is if his fellow Angolans…
Obama's Internet Initiative and Social Reform in the U.S. and Japan
March 19, 2010
In this Japan Society event, a panel of experts explore the evolving role of information and communication technologies in reforming politics, business, and society in the United States and Japan.
Is Japan Giving Up?
A Question of Values: Google in China, Chinese Products, and Civil Society
January 19, 2010
Harney (author of "The China Price") and Stewart discuss the human and environmental costs of China's cheap prices; Google in China; fake and dangerous Chinese products; U.S.-China relations; and the latest trends in Japan.
Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2010
January 13, 2010
What's next? Using Eurasia Group's Top Risks as a starting point for identifying the major global challenges in 2010, the panelists identify what they see on the horizon and discuss the ethical issues involved.
Sustainable Branding: A U.S.-Japan Corporate Dialogue
September 17, 2009
See the highlights from this panel discussion on sustainable branding, with participants from the U.S. and Japan. They address customer engagement, supply chain management, investor relations, and the impact of the economic crisis.
Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System
September 21, 2009
The spread of the financial crisis from a few developed countries to the entire global economy provides tangible evidence that the international trade and financial system needs to be profoundly reformed, says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz…
Interview with Richard Kauffman, CEO, Good Energies
September 8, 2009
"There is really nothing quite as essential, both in the developed and the developing world, as energy. You literally cannot have economic development without energy."
Realism as Pragmatic Cooperation
August 28, 2009
Remedies to global challenges are less about romantic dreams to improve the world and more about pragmatism and sustainability. The pragmatic and ethical thing to do is to recognize that our interests are tied up with those of others in …
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