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Past Debates (January - December, 2002)  Latest Debates
[December 2002]
Tokyo Forum Comments: GLOCOM Platform Tokyo Forum
Commentary Meteoric Rise in the Number of Chinese Students
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Young People Getting Short End of the Stick
Masahiko ISHIZUKA (Managing Director, Foreign Press Center, Japan)
Commentary Inflation Targeting Needed to Overcome Low Growth and Pain
Kikuo IWATA (Professor, Gakushuin University)
Commentary Strange Public Works Allergy
Gregory Clark (Honorary President of Tama University)

[November 2002]
Tokyo Forum Mobile Communications Market from the Perspective of Competition Policy
Hajime YAMADA (Toyo University and GLOCOM)
Tokyo Forum Keynote Speech:Where Are We Up To?
Shumpei KUMON (Executive Director and Professor, GLOCOM)
Commentary Beaujolais Nouveau Shows that the Japanese Market
Still Offers Foreign Goods Excellent Sales Potential
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Financial Reform and Tax Reform for Economic Revitalization
Heizo Takenaka (Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy and of Financial Services)
Comment Comment on Mr. Fukui's Proposal for "Radical Surgery" in Japan's Financial System
Richard Werner (Assistant Professor, Sophia University and Chief Economist, Profit Research Center Ltd., Tokyo)
Commentary Marriage and Life Expectancy in Rural Japan
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Japan's Financial System in Need of Radical Surgery
Toshihiko FUKUI (Chairman, Fujitsu Research Institute)
Commentary Evaluation of the "Comprehensive Anti-Deflation Package"
Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Rejoinder to Prof. McCarty's Comments Concerning
Agricultural Reform and Rural Japan
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)

[October 2002]
Comment Comment on Prof. Curtin's Article Concerning Agricultural Reform and Rural Japan
Steve McCarty (Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan
Commentary Lessons from the Meltdown of U.S. Telephone Industry - Giving Top Priority to the Internet
Shumpei KUMON (Executive Director and Professor, GLOCOM)
Commentary Japan's Tail-Chasing Economy
Gregory Clark (Honorary President, Tama University)
Commentary Commentary on the Koizumi Reform
Peter Tasker (Arcus Investment)
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #10 On the Recent Stock Market Decline and Non-Performing Loans
Peter Tasker (Arcus Investment)
Commentary Rural Japan Continues its Slow March towards Extinction: Government Announces New Agricultural Sector Reform Proposal
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #9 Comments on Japan's Non-Performing Loans Issue
Craig Freedman (Professor, Macquaire University)
Commentary The LDP Continues to Defy Political Gravity: Is the Opposition Flawed?
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #8 Current Confusion in Japan's Economic Policy
Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)

[September 2002]
Comment Rejoinder to Mr. Zumwalt and Mr. Yamada on Patents?
Hiroshi KONNO (Professor, Chuo University)
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #7 Is the BOJ de Fact Losing Its Independence?
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
Commentary Making Japan a More Multi-ethnic Society is an Investment in the Future
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Thirtieth Anniversary of Sino-Japanese Ties: Still Many Rivers to Cross
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Learning Colleges: One Path for Japanese Education Reform
Daniel Dolan (Director of Global Communication Strategy, Weber Shandwick Japan)
Commentary September 11 Anniversary Finds Japan Moving On
J. Sean Curtin (Japanese Red Cross University)
Comment Comment on the Konno and Zumwalt Articles
Hajime YAMADA (Professor, Toyo University)
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #6 Comments on Professor Mera's View on Japanese Banks
Peter Tasker (Arcus Investment)
Comment US-Japan Cooperation on Patents: Comments on Konno Article
James Zumwalt (Economic Counselor, US Embassy, Tokyo)
Commentary Koizumi's North Korea Visit is a Drama Without a Script
James Schoff (The U.S.-Japan Foundation)
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #5 Comments on the Koo and Takenaka Papers
Koichi MERA (University of Southern California)
Commentary The Battle of Nagano A Greek Legend in the Making
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #4 Inflation Targeting and Negative Interest Rate Policy
Mitsuhiro FUKAO (Professor, Keio University)

[August 2002]
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #3 Rejoinder to the Groundless Criticism against "Restrictive Fiscal Policy"
Heizo TAKENAKA (Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy)
Debate on Fiscal/Monetary Policy #2 Japan Needs Stimulative Fiscal Policy
Richard Koo (Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute)
Commentary Loudspeaker Use in Japan: Free Speech Out of Balance
Daniel Dolan (Director, Global Communication Strategy, Weber Shandwick Japan)
Commentary The Global Age Requires New Japan Comparisons
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Fiscal/Monetary Policy #1 Don't Be Too Optimistic About Japan's Economy: More Quantitative Easing Needed
Nobuyuki NAKAHARA (Former Policy Board Member of the Bank of Japan)
Commentary Japanese University Reform: The Swiss Connection
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Living Longer, Divorcing Later: The Japanese Silver Divorce Phenomenon
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary On Japanese "Value-Blind Economy Worship"
Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)

[July 2002]
Commentary Japan-Korea Relations After the World Cup
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Comment Value of University Ranking Scheme Not Clear
Daniel Dolan (Director, Global Communication Strategy, Weber Shandwick, Japan)
Commentary Never-Ending Effort to Dispose of Non-Performing Loans
Koyo Ozeki (Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Nihon Securities Credit Research)
Comment Comments on Professor McCarty's Paper on Terrorism
Tommy Hung Keng Lim (University of Southern California, USA)
Comment Comment on "Japanese Perceptions and Reactions to Terrorism"
Juli Schwartz (University of Southern California, USA)
Comment Comment on Difference Faces of Terrorism
Gene Doroliat (University of Southern California, USA)
Comment Thoughts of the Tax Issue: A Reflection on the Debate Between Katz and Miyao
Craig Freedman (Professor, Macquarie University)
Comment Comments on the Katz-Miyao Debate
Tommy Hung Keng Lim (University of Southern California, USA)
Q & A Japanese Perceptions and Reactions to Terrorism: Q & A
Steve McCarty (Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan)
Comment Further Comments on Richard Katz
Takahiro Miyao (GLOCOM)
Comment Reply to Takahiro Miyao on Taxes
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist)
Comment Comments on Katz' Tax Reform Article
Takahiro Miyao (GLOCOM)

[June 2002]
Commentary Tax 'Reforms' Could Worsen Japan's Economy: Blood From a Stone
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist)
Commentary Tokyo Style: A Child of the Tax Code
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist)
Commentary World Cup Legacy For Japan
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Comment World Cup and Japanese Society
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Comment Final Comments on Dore Rejoinder
Shumpei Kumon (Executive Director, GLOCOM)
Comment Comments on Professor Miyao's OECD Forum Report
Claude Picher (Business columnist, La Presse, Canada)
Comment Rejoinder to Professor Kumon
Ronald Dore (Professor, University of London)
Comment Rejoinder to Professor Dore
Shumpei Kumon (Executive Director, GLOCOM)
Comment Comment on Professor Kumon's University Reform Essay
Ronald Dore (Professor, University of London)

[May 2002]
Comment Rejoinder to Dolan on Shenyang Incident
Gregory Clark (Honorary President of Tama University)
Comment Comment on Curtin Essay, "Investment in Japan: On the Rise?"
Craig Freedman (Professor, Macquarie University, Australia)
Commentary Investment in Japan: On the Rise?
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Comment Comment on Clark essay: Agree, Disagree, and Dismiss
Daniel Dolan (Director, Global Communication Strategy, Weber Shandwick Japan)
Commentary Shenyang Incident: Japan at Its Inconsistent Worst
Gregory Clark (Honorary President, Tama University)
Commentary Japan's Economic Problems: Diagnosis and Prescriptions
Takahiro Miyao (Professor, GLOCOM)
Commentary Comment on Corporate Governance and Enron
Alastair Morgan (Senior Advisor, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Trade, Japan)
Comment Further Comment on Economic Performance Rankings
Craig Freedman (Macquarie University, Australia)
Comment Comment on Economic Performance Rankings
Takahiro Miyao (Professor, GLOCOM)
Commentary Economic Performance Rankings: US and Japan
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)

[April 2002]
Commentary One Year of Quantitative Monetary Easing: Can Deflation Be Conquered?
Atsushi MIZUNO (Chief Fixed Income Strategist/Chief Economist, Japan Global Markets Research, Deutsche Securities Limited, Tokyo Branch)
Commentary d-mark: A Flexible Copyright System (FleCS) Proposal
Koichiro HAYASHI (Professor, Keio University)
Comment Rejoinder to Mr. Miyao's Comment on "Two Japanese Banks Lower an Interest Rate"
Ken Belson (New York Times, Tokyo)
Comment Comments on Professor Ito's Paper
Hitoshi URABE (GLOCOM Platform)
Comment Comment on Japanese University Reform
Takahiro MIYAO (GLOCOM)
Comment Japanese University Reforms: Time to Ask the Big Questions
Daniel Dolan (Director, Global Communication Strategy, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, Japan)
Comment Comment on Ken Belson's "Two Japanese Banks Lower an Interest Rate"
Takahiro MIYAO (GLOCOM)

[March 2002]
Commentary Tanaka Declares War on Koizumi: Paradise Lost
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Non-Performing Loans As a Result of Deflation
Yutaka HARADA (Vice President, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance)
Debate Commentaries on International Marriages and Divorces:
1) On International Marriages in Japan
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
2) Comment on International Marriages
Daniel Dolan (Director, Global Communication Strategy, Weber Shandwick Worldwide)
3) On Divorces Involving a Non-Japanese Spouse
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Debate 1) Deflation? Yes. Deflation Spiral? No.
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
2) Comment on Katz' Deflation Argument
Koichi Mera (University of Southern California, USA)
3) Comment on Katz and Mera
Craig Freedman (Macquarie University, Australia)
4) Comment on Richard Katz
Tsutomu Watanabe (Hitotsubashi University, Japan)
5) Rejoinder to Mera, Freedman and Watanabe
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
6) Comment on Katz' Rejoinder
Koichi Mera (University of Southern California, USA)
7) Comment on Katz' Rejoinder
Craig Freedman (Macquarie University, Australia)
8) Moderator's Summary and Comments
Takahiro Miyao (GLOCOM)
Commentary Tanaka Dismissal: Month One Analysis
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)

[February 2002]
Comment Comment on the Tachibana Paper
Koichiro HAYASHI (Professor, Keio University, and Senior Research Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Proposal for a New Communications Law to Promote IT Revolution
Hiroshi TACHIBANA (Managing Director, Keidanren)
Comment Comment on Deflation Discussions
Atsuo MIHARA (Representative, Office Mihara)
Comment Comment on Katz's Oped
Takahiro MIYAO (GLOCOM)
Comment Comment on Forbes' Alarmist Article
Richard Katz (Oriental Economist Report)
Comment Comment on Tanaka and Koizumi
Atsuo MIHARA (Representative, Office Mihara)
Debate GLOCOM Forum: Japan's Revival-Beyond the Clash of Civilizations
The Future of Info-telecommunication Networks: Prospects for Distributed Systems
    Panelists:
    Masataka OHTA (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    Kenichi MASE (Professor, Niigata University)
    Tatsuro TAKAHASHI (Professor, Kyoto University)
    Moderator:
    Hajime YAMADA (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Tanaka Dismissal: Not Only Gender
Daniel Dolan (Director, Global Communication Strategy, Weber Shandwick Worldwide)
Comment Further Comment on Makiko Tanaka's Dismissal
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University, Japan)

[January 2002]
Comment Comment on Makiko Tanaka's Dismissal
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University, Japan)
Commentary Dismissal of Makiko Tanaka and Its Implications for the Koizumi Administration
Tomohiko TANIGUCHI (GLOCOM Fellow)
Comment Comment on Suzuki Opinion
Daniel Dolan (Director, Global Communication Strategy, Weber Shandwick Worldwide)
Debate GLOCOM Forum: Japan's Revival-Beyond the Clash of Civilizations
Freedom and Rules of Internet Communications
    Panelists:
    Koichiro Hayashi (Professor, Keio University, and Senior Research Fellow, GLOCOM)
    Shigenori Matsui (Professor, Osaka University)
    Jiro Makino (Lawyer, and Representative, the Association of Internet Lawyers)
    Moderator:
    Tomomi Tsubota (Nihon Keizai Shinbun)
Debate Freedom and Minimum Rules of Internet Communications: Beyond an "Integrated Telecommunications-Broadcasting Act"
Koichiro HAYASHI (Professor, Keio University, and Senior Research Fellow, GLOCOM)
Comment Extending university-private sector partnerships
Daniel Dolan (Founder, Seattle Communication)
Comment Further comments on university-private sector partnerships
Hajime Yamada (GLOCOM)
Debate Comments on university-private sector partnerships
Takahiro Miyao (GLOCOM) and Kenneth Pechter (University of Tokyo)
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