Glen was asked by Nippon.com to write an article on the recent trip to the United States by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Glen’s opinion piece, below, was published on Nippon.com on May 15, 2015. Prime Minister Abe Shinzō’s eight-day trip to the United States from the end of April to early May was, officially […]
The following is text from an op-ed by Glen S. Fukushima published March 8, 2014, in the Nikkei Asian Review. A curious aspect of contemporary U.S.-Japan relations is the strong preference of the Japanese establishment (the Liberal Democratic Party, government bureaucracy, business community, and much of the mass media) for Republicans over Democrats. This was not always […]
The following is text from an op-ed by Glen S. Fukushima published on Sept. 22, 2013, in The Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s leading daily newspapers. Download a PDF of the printed article in Japanese. The strong ties that characterized U.S.-Japan relations in the postwar period have seen a relative decline over the past decade. […]
East Asia Forum Quarterly published an article, ‘Removing barriers to trade, investment and business,’ in its the July-Sept. 2012 issue. Download the article here.
Japan’s historic victory in the Women’s World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, on July 17 stunned the world. The news brought to mind several aphorisms: “Expect the unexpected” (since almost everyone had predicted that the United States, ranked number one in the world, would win); “There’s always the first time” (since Japan’s record against the U.S. […]
In the summer of 2011, McKinsey & Company produced “Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works,” a book that contained an article Glen entitled “Unlocking Sakoku.” Click on the image below to download a PDF of the article.
In 2011, Professor John Condon, a leading specialist on intercultural communication, published a book entitled “With Respect to the Japanese,” which included a foreword Glen was invited to write based on his long experience working with Japan in academia, journalism, law, government, and business. Click on the image to download a PDF of the article.
In the fall of 2010, the Bulletin of the International House of Japan published an article Glen was asked to write based on a luncheon discussion at the I House in March featuring Harvard University President Drew Faust, who spoke to leaders in Japanese education on the subject of the globalization of higher education. Click […]
In April 2010, Glen published an article in the “Japan Times” pointing out the dramatic decline in the number of Japanese students studying abroad. The article attracted considerable attention in the U.S. and Japan and resulted in Glen being invited to write and speak about the causes and consequences of this phenomenon. Click on the […]
This article by Ben Hamamoto was originally published in Vol. XIX, Number 1, Spring 2008 issue of Nikkei Heritage, a journal of the National Japanese American Historical Society. © 2008 National Japanese American Historical Society In mid-January of 1994, President Bill Clinton received a 14-page paper on his desk entitled, “Repairing the U.S.-Japan Relationship.” The […]