Lecture Series: Kengo Kuma on “Infrastructure for a New Japan 2020”

May 26, 2016

As part of the 2015-2016 Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series, esteemed architect and professor Kengo Kuma delivered a series of lectures focused on creating a more sustainable Japan. Over the course of two days, his lectures focused on the architectural aspects and actions that could be taken to help contribute to this vision. His first lecture—entitled

Lecture Series: Hitoshi Abe on “3.11 – Five Years On”

Hitoshi Abe overlooking a model of one of his architectural pieces

January 14, 2016

The Japan Studies Program was pleased to welcome Hitoshi Abe as he delivered a two-part lecture and panel discussion for the 2015-2016 Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series. On January 13th, he shared his insight and work related to the rebuilding efforts of post 3.11. Abe is professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture &

Lecture Series: Yoshihiko Miyauchi on “Change in Japanese Entrepreneurship: the Case of ORIX”

April 27, 2015

Yoshihiko Miyauchi continued the 2014-2015 Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series with a talk that looked at the changing Japanese corporation and entrepreneurship from WWII to the present day. As a Japanese business icon and ORIX corporation senior chairman, Miyauchi demonstrated the changes in entrepreneurship through a close examination of ORIX’s experience from the post-war high economic

Lecture Series: Taro Kono on “Japan’s Energy Challenges after Fukushima”

January 26, 2015

As part of the 2014-2015 Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series, Taro Kono gave a talk about Japan’s changing energy dynamics in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Taro Kono is a member of the Japan National Diet House of Representatives. A graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Rep. Kono is currently serving his 6th term in

Lecture Series: Shinichi Kitaoka on “East Asian Security Challenges and Japan’s New Strategy under Abe”

May 28, 2014

Renowned author, diplomat and scholar, Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka delivered a talk for the 2013-2014 Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series. The focus was on Japan’s first-ever National Security Strategy, as well as the restructuring of the legal basis for Japan’s national security. Shinichi Kitaoka is a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and Executive Director

Lecture Series: Motoshige Itoh on “‘Abenomics’ and the Japanese Economy”

February 27, 2014

As part of the 2013-2014 Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series, Motoshige Itoh delivered a talk titled “On ‘Abenomics’ and the Japanese Economy: Prime Minister Abe’s New Policies to Boost Japan’s Economy.” Motoshige Itoh is professor of international economics at the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, and president of the National Institute for Research Advancements (NIRA),

Lecture Series: Kenneth Pyle on “Hiroshima and the Historians”

November 18, 2013

It has been said that no single decision ever made by an American president has aroused more discussion and debate than the decision to use the atomic bomb. Watch our very own Kenneth B. Pyle discuss the continuing controversy among historians over this decision as part of the Griffith and Patricia Way Lecture Series.