EWC in Washington’s Asia Matters project launched revamped “Japan Matters for America” graphical data in late April at a panel discussion on Capitol Hill in collaboration with partner the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. The event also showcased the results of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center on U.S. public attitudes toward Japan and vice versa.
EWC Senior Fellows, Peter A. Petri and Michael G. Plummer write in a recent commentary that the current U.S. political debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiation ignores the central goal of the TPP: to renew the Asia-Pacific trading system and firm up America's role in it. … more …
Click here to enjoy online video of a concert by the Chinese Music Virtuosi ensemble, which did a residency at EWC in February.
Senior Fellow Dieter Ernst writes in a new EWC Working Paper that the increasing variety and global reach of strategic patenting strategies pose new, under-researched challenges.
EWC has been awarded a grant of $267,186 from the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership for a three-year dialogue and travel-exchange program focusing on community participation in long-term recovery after a major disaster. Participants from Japan, and the U.S. will share experiences, perspectives and best practices for increasing citizen input on post-disaster policy and decision-making. ...more...
More than 116 graduate students gathered at EWC Feb. 12-14 to present their research at the Center’s 14th annual International Graduate Student Conference. The interdisciplinary gathering, planned and organized by EWC students, is the largest of its kind worldwide. Cybersecurity expert Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya delivered the conference's keynote address.