Selected CGP-Commissioned Publications: 1991-2002
SURVEY OF U.S.-JAPAN SECURITY STUDIES AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Sufficiently nurturing future scholars as well as sustaining the number of current scholars who are able to apply their specialized knowledge to support intellectual policy dialogues between our two countries constitute the necessary environment for the continued development of US-Japan relations. In recent years, scholars have expressed a need for more involvement of academics and other experts in intellectual dialogues and exchanges regarding US-Japan relations. Concerns are growing about the young academics particularly the next generation of Japan scholars in the United Stateswho will bear the burden of US-Japan intellectual exchange in the future. In order to better grasp this issue in the United States, CGP commissioned the National Bureau of Asian Research to carry out a survey of programs to nurture students of US-Japan relations at the graduate school level in the fields of security and international economics, the two fields that make up the core of policy-relevant intellectual exchange. The survey was undertaken in January 2001, and in March a workshop was held among experts in the United States and Japan to analyze the results of the survey and discuss issues related to nurturing young scholars and encouraging participation in intellectual exchange activities. The workshop participants also examined what kinds of policies are desirable for the future. The full survey is scheduled to be completed in September 2001, and the results of the survey and the workshop will be published in a report in both English and Japanese, which will be distributed widely to individuals and educational institutions concerned with US-Japan intellectual exchange.
(Seattle, WA: The National Bureau of Asian Research, 2001, 122 pp.)
DIRECTORY OF GRANT-MAKING FOUNDATIONS IN JAPAN 2000 ENGLISH EDITION
This directory is an English translation of the Japan Foundation Centers Japanese-language Josei dantai yoran 2000, which provides an overview of grant-making activities in Japan. CGP worked in collaboration with the Japan Foundation Center to edit and publish this revised edition. The publication provides profiles of 260 grant-making foundations, as well as statistical information about those foundations and general trends in the field. CGP hopes the English directory will help to further disseminate information about grant-making foundations in Japan that support international activities, and to promote a better understanding of Japanese philanthropic activities.
(Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Japan Foundation Center, 2001, 273 pp.)
CGP PAPER SERIES, VOLUME 1: CIVIL SOCIETY: NEW AGENDA FOR US-JAPAN INTELLECTUAL EXCHANGE
A compilation of papers on the state of the field of civil society in the United States, Japan, and the rest of the world. The papers, written by leading scholars in the field of civil society in the United States and Japan, were commissioned for CGPs Intellectual Exchange program review in the field of civil society. The volume contains articles on the theory and state of civil society as well as the future of the field and the policy implications for the field in the future. CGP hopes that this publication will be of particular interest to the many people who are interested in future civil society development in Japan. The publication is distributed free of charge to interested organizations and individuals.
(Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership, 1999, 144 pp.)
THATS BIZARRE! COMPARISONS OF JAPAN-US NONPROFIT SECTOR
Proceedings from a public forum held in Tokyo in June 1999 to share the findings and experiences of twelve Americans who participated in JUCEE's Nichibei Pathfinding Opportunity Program (NPOP). Participants from US nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NPOs and NGOs), spent one month in Japan to establish networks with Japanese NPO/NGOs and to gain learn about how common social issues are addressed in Japan. The report, written in both Japanese and English, includes introductions of US and Japanese organizations that have successfully incorporated art or music in publicizing their activities or conducted creative outreach projects, transcripts from the meeting, a list of participants, an appendix of photographs and media coverage of the NPOP program, and a glossary of terms relevant to the nonprofit sector. The report is free of charge to interested organizations and individuals.
(Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 2000, 107 pp.)
US-JAPAN FORUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: NEW DEVELOPMENT PATTERNS FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN ASIA-PACIFIC
It has been argued that Asian countries such as China, India, the ASEAN countries, and Korea, which are continuing rapid economic development while supporting huge populations, hold the key to the global environmental problems of the twenty-first century. The road to development that these countries choose will also decide the impact this process will have on the environment. In order to construct a sustainable future, it is necessary to find a mutual solution to this problem and look for new development patterns to take the place of the current resource-intensive, throwaway economic models that deplete natural resources and disregard the effect on the environment. On August 2, 1999, CGP and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies brought together experts in the field of sustainable development for a public forum entitled US-Japan Forum on Environmental Issues: New Development Patterns for Sustainability in Asia-Pacific. The event attracted a large audience, and the discussions proved to be fruitful. This report includes the keynote speeches from the forum, the panel discussions, and profiles of the participants.
(Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 2001, 79 pp.)
THE END OF THE CENTURY; THE FUTURE IN THE PAST
Nobutoshi Hagihara, Akira Iriye, George Nivat, and Philip Windsor, eds.
The proceedings of a week-long conference hosted by CGP in August 1993 to discuss events of the twentieth century and track trends and possibilities for the future. The conference brought together thirty-one scholars from the United States, Europe, Israel, and Japan from various disciplines to discuss issues that ranged from the collapse of communism to the resurgence of fundamentalist thought; nationalism versus globalism; psychological issues of postmodern society; the growing gap between rich and poor nations; and the future of the environment.
(New York, NY: Kodansha International, 1995, 500 pp.)
THE SURVEY REPORTS ON JAPAN-RELATED REGIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE U.S. and THE SURVEY REPORTS ON REGIONAL INTERNATIONALIZATION AND U.S.-RELATED EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES IN JAPAN
Two two-volume sets of reports on Japan-related activities and organizations in all fifty states of the United States and forty-eight prefectures of Japan. The Japan Center for International Exchange was commissioned by CGP to conduct the surveys on a state-by-state and prefecture-by-prefecture basis starting in July 1991. The survey reports provide a general overview of regional efforts to promote bilateral and international exchange and the grassroots level in the United States and Japan. The Reports are available in English and in Japanese.
(Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 1993, 785 pp.; 1994, 829 pp.; 1994, 605 pp.; 1997, 601 pp.)
INTEGRATIVE SUMMARY OF THE REPORTS ON JAPAN-RELATED ACTIVITIES
A bilingual summary of the above reports.
(Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 1994, XX pp.)
JAPANESE LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS:
CGP NPO FELLOWSHIP: PILOT FELLOW REPORTSJAPANESE EDITION
The NPO Fellowship Program aims to promote exchanges between the United States and Japan in the area of civil society and to strengthen the underpinnings of human resource development in the nonprofit sector in Japan. This Japanese-language publication is a compilation of reports submitted by the fellows that participated in the pilot phase of the NPO Fellowship Program, which is administered by CGP and the Japan NPO Center. In contrast to activities in 2000, which marked the beginning of the full-fledged program, this publication focuses on program activities during its initial two-year pilot phase from 1998 to 1999. The reports were presented by seven pilot fellows in public forums upon their return to Japan from the United States. These presentations provided an opportunity for each fellow to share the knowledge and experience that they gained from their practical training in NPO management at US organizations with interested individuals and organizations, such as those involved in the nonprofit sector in Japan. This publication is intended to inform an even wider audience of the pilot fellows practical training experience and their reflections on the status of US NPOs in a variety of fields. The publication is distributed free of charge to interested organizations and individuals.
(Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 2001, 105 pp.)
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE LOCATOR 2000JAPANESE EDITION
Published by the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange and the United States Department of State, the International Exchange Locator 2000 is a directory of US organizations involved in administering and supporting educational, cultural, community, and professional exchange on an international level. Through an agreement with the Alliance, CGP arranged to translate and publish selections from the English edition of the publication. In addition to a greater number of organizations, this updated edition includes fuller descriptions of each organizations mission statement, exchange activities, and contact information. CGP hopes that this Japanese edition will be a helpful resource in promoting educational and cultural exchanges at the grassroots level in both countries. The directory is distributed free of charge to interested organizations, upon request.
Japanese: (Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 2001, 241 pp.)
Original English: (Washington, DC: Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, Inc., 2000)
SURVEY REPORT ON THE EDUCATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE US IN JAPANESE SCHOOLSJAPANESE EDITION
In 2002 Japanese educators introduced a new subject area, called the Period of Integrated Studies, in primary and secondary schools across Japan. Some have recognized this new educational initiative as an opportunity to further advance education about the United States in Japanese classrooms. CGP retained the Institute for International Understanding of Tezukayama Gakuin University to assess the degree and extent of education about the United States in Japanese schools and examine how the United States is perceived by students. Professor Shinji Yoneda of the Institute invited specialists in cross-cultural education and international exchange to administer a series of surveys, using the following methodology. A set of questionnaires was circulated to 111 junior high schools and 291 high schools throughout Japan. Principals, English teachers, social studies teachers, and staff involved in international exchanges were asked to complete separate surveys. A questionnaire was also sent to students in twenty-two high schools with a total of 1,145 respondents. School visits and interviews were conducted at eight schools. Thirteen essays by high school students were also gathered. The survey revealed that the younger generation is eager to enrich their understanding of the United States and that teachers are seeking useful resources and educational materials as well as opportunities for their own professional development. The group also found that a diversified approach is necessary for a comprehensive understanding of the United States. This publication provides further analysis of these three findings and makes recommendations regarding future trends in the field of education about the United States in Japan. The publication is distributed free of charge to interested organizations and individuals.
(Osaka, Japan: Institute for International Understanding of Tezukayama Gakuin University, 2002, 175 pp.)