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Past Debates (January - December 2003)  Latest Debates
[December 2003]
Commentary 2003 Heralds the Dawn of a Two-party Political System in Japan
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Courageous decision on Iraq
By Hugh Cortazzi (Former British Ambassador to Japan)
Commentary More let-down from Japan
By Brad Glosserman (Director of Research at Pacific Forum CSIS)
Commentary Saddam's Capture Gives Koizumi a Chance to Make History
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Comment Montreal Forum Report: Comment on Mr. Honda's Article "Will the Sun Rise Again?"
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM, and Head, Japanese Institute of Global Communications)
Commentary Montreal Forum Report: Will the Sun Rise Again?
By Keikichi HONDA (Chairman of the Board of Directors of NCR Japan, Ltd.)
Commentary Privatization is not the Only Path to Public Highway Corp. Reform
By Toru NAKAKITA (Professor, Toyo University)
Commentary Election, North Korea, and Iraq
By Katsuyuki YAKUSHIJI (Editorial Writer, Asahi-Shimbun)
Commentary 'Double expectations' in Asia
By Weston S. Konishi (Senior Research and Program Officer, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation)
Commentary Educational Reform: Lots of debate, little action
By Gregory Clark (Honorary President, Tama University)
Commentary Japan's Iraq Dead Spell Trouble for Koizumi
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)

[November 2003]
Commentary Japanese journalists don't bite, but why not?
By Tomohiko TANIGUCHI (Editor at Large, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.)
Commentary Anti-foreign Rhetoric Risks Isolating Tokyo
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Six-Party Talks Prospects
By Ralph Cossa (President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, Hawaii, U.S.A.)
Commentary Is Japan to mainland Asia what Britain is to Europe?
By Ramesh Thakur (Senior Vice Rector, United Nations University) and Takashi INOGUCHI (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Commentary Two-Party System Finally Emerges in Japan
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Comment Comment on Prof. Purnendra Jain's Article on Asia Times
By Jacob Kovalio (Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada)
Commentary Europeans See the Japanese Housing Market as Topsy-turvy
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary US-China: the Next Alliance?
By Brad Glosserman (Director of Research at Pacific Forum CSIS)

[October 2003]
Comment Are Manifestos Really the Answer for Political Reform in Japan?
By Daniel P. Dolan (Principal, Communication Japan)
Commentary Japan-U.S. Alliance Faces an Identity Crisis
By Weston S. Konishi (Senior Research and Program Officer, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation)
Commentary Japan Must Rethink Trade Policy
By Yoshio NAKAMURA (Senior Managing Director, Nippon Keidanren)
Commentary Only Koizumi cannot go to China
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Ishihara Confronts Japan Highways to Demonstrate Koizumi Cabinet's Vitality
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM) and William T. Stonehill (Contributor, NBR'S Japan Forum)
Commentary Australia-Japan security relations in a post 9/11 environment
By David Walton (University of Western Sydney)
Commentary Angst builds over next round with North
By Kenzo UCHIDA (Professor of Political Science, Tokai University)
Commentary SDF Must Rebuild Iraq, Not Merely Back U.S. Offensive
By Yoichi FUNABASHI (Senior Staff Writer and Foreign Affairs Columnist, Asahi Shimbun)
Commentary Koizumi Plays his North Korean Trump
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Koizumi's Reelection and Its Implications For U.S.-Japan Relations
By Yuki TATSUMI (Research Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies)
Comment Comment on Professor Nawa's Paper
By Hajime YAMADA (Professor, Toyo University and Deputy Executive Director, GLOCOM)

[September 2003]
Comment Reply to Mr. McCarty
By Fumiaki KUBO (Professor, University of Tokyo)
Comment Comment on Prof. Kubo's Article about "Neo-cons"
By Steve McCarty (Professor, Kagawa Junior College)
Commentary Ethnic Heritage and Intellectual Property Rights
By Kotaro NAWA (Visiting Professor, GLOCOM)
Commentary Koizumi's Re-election Strikes Another Blow at Factional Politics
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Economic Policies Confused
By Gregory Clark (Honorary President, Tama University)
Commentary A Life Course Aging Perspective for Japan
By Daniel P. Dolan (Principal, Communication Japan)
Commentary U.S. Can Still Turn It Around
By Masamichi HANABUSA (Chairman, English-Speaking Union of Japan)
Commentary Building a Foundation for Japan-China Relations
By Brad Glosserman (Director of Research at Pacific Forum CSIS)
Commentary Blair's Political Future Looking Dark as Koizumi's Shines
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Comment Comments on Prof. KUBO's Article
By Miki KASE (Adjunct Fellow, American Enterprise Institute)
Commentary Japan-U.S. alliance serves everyone
By Hisahiko OKAZAKI (Director, Okazaki Institute)
Commentary North Korea: Digging Deeper Holes
By Ralph Cossa (President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, Hawaii, U.S.A)
Commentary Realistic view needed for practical SDF role in Iraq
By Miki KASE (Adjunct Fellow, American Enterprise Institute)
Commentary IISE Column: Gardening Community Development
By Yoshihiro SUZUKI (Vice-Chairman, Institute of International Socio-Economic Studies)
Commentary Will of the People and the Role of Political Parties
By Shumpei KUMON (Executive Director, GLOCOM)

[August 2003]
Commentary Smart Mobs: Mobile Communications, Pervasive Computing, Collective Action
By Howard Rheingold (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Reflections on the Hosokawa Administration
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary North Korean Nuclear Arms: China, U.S. Now Share a Sense of Crisis
By Kenzo UCHIDA (Professor of Political Science, Tokai University)
Commentary Japan's Contribution to Iraq Construction "Too Little, Too Late" Revisited?
By Yuki TATSUMI (Research Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC)
Commentary Consensus Yet to Emerge on Six-Party Talks
By Weston S. Konishi (Senior Research and Program Officer, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation)
Commentary Are We Ready for Trade Liberalization?
By Howard Rosen (Visiting Research Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary IISE Column: Biei City Mayor's Challenge
By Yoshihiro SUZUKI (Vice-Chairman, Institute of International Socio-Economic Studies)
Commentary Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia?: By Acting Now Japan Can Say No Later
By Allen Lewis (International University of Japan and GLOCOM)
Commentary Hold the Celebrations
By Ralph A. Cossa (President, Pacific Forum CSIS)
Commentary Self-Defense Force Dispatch Debate Curiously Quiet
By Masahiko ISHIZUKA (Managing Director, Foreign Press Center, Japan)
Commentary Too Early to Toast Kim's Cooperation
By Ralph Cossa (President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, Hawaii)
Commentary Unwise Cuts in Japan Studies
By Hugh Cortazzi (Former British Ambassador to Japan)
Commentary Coping with the North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Abridged Version
By Toshiya NAKAMURA (The University of Melbourne)
Commentary The Ground Self-Defense Forces Will Go to Iraq Without a Blue Helmet
By Yoichiro SATO (Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii)

[July 2003]
Commentary Policies Needed to Capture Benefits of Productivity Gains
By Yukari SATO (Senior Economist, JP Morgan, Tokyo)
Comment Comment on "A Porterian Perspective on Japan's Global Competitiveness Ranking"
By Takahiro Miyao (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment A Porterian Perspective on Japan's Global Competitiveness Ranking
By Daniel P. Dolan (Principal, Communication Japan)
Commentary Confident Koizumi Outshines Demoralized Blair
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Comparing the Software Industries of India and China: Will They Be Fierce Competitors or Collaborators?
By Venkat Kommineni (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Comment Comment on Professor Inoki's Article, "The New Century Demands Japan's Spirit of Capitalism"
By Michael Layous (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Commentary Winds of War Propel Koizumi towards Electoral Victory
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Shabby Cause to Shed Blood
By Gregory Clark (Honorary President, Tama University)
Commentary Is China's History Card Played Out?
By Weston S. Konishi (Senior Research and Program Officer, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Washington, USA)
Commentary Japan Tourism and "National Charm"
By Daniel P. Dolan (Principal, Communication Japan)
JSAA Conference 2003 Japan's Ranking in the Global Economy: Reform and Competitiveness
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
JSAA Conference 2003 Toyota and Denso A Rarely Researched Aspect of Japan's Competitiveness: Abridged Version
By Evelyn Anderson (Lecturer, Australian Catholic University)

[June 2003]
Commentary SARS and East Asia's Four Transformations
By Eric Teo Chu Cheow (Council Secretary, Singapore Institute of International Affairs)
Commentary Beckham Mania Boosts Japan-Korea Relations
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary U.S.-North Korea: Tightening the Noose
By Ralph A. Cossa (President, Pacific Forum CSIS)
Commentary End North Korea's Drug Trade
By Ah-Young Kim (Vasey Fellow, Pacific Forum CSIS)
Commentary Corporate Governance Revisited: Is Board Member Independence Key?
By Daniel P. Dolan (Principal, Communication Japan)
Commentary Japan's Incredible Anti-Public Interest Tobacco Policy
By Daniel P. Dolan (Principal, Communication Japan)
Commentary US Should Bless the Japan-ROK Free Trade Pact
By Naoko MUNAKATA (Senior Fellow, RIETI and Visiting Scholar, George Washington University)
Commentary Finding Shortcuts to Conflict
By Gregory Clark (Head of Research Japan Office, and Honorary President of Tama University)
Comment Note on US Troop Restructuring and Japan
By James Schoff (Sr. Staff Member, The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Cambridge, MA)
Comment Comment on Prof. Tanaka's Article
By Jacob Kovalio (Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada)
Comment Further Comment on US Troop Restructuring and Japan
By John de Boer (Research Associate, GLOCOM)
Comment Comment on US Troop Restructuring and Japan
By James Schoff (Sr. Staff Member, The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Cambridge, MA)
Commentary US Troop Restructuring and Japan
By John de Boer (Research Associate, GLOCOM)
Comment Rejoinder: Empirical Studies on Household Wealth Effects
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Comment: Empirical Studies on Household Wealth Effects
By Craig Freedman (Professor, Macquarie University, Australia)
Commentary Bush Boosts Koizumi's Hopes of Staying in Office
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Comment Comment: A Fuller Understanding of "Parasite Singles"
By Daniel P. Dolan (Principal, Communication Japan)

[May 2003]
Comment Further Response to Craig Freedman
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Further Comments on Takahiro Miyao
By Craig Freedman (Professor, Macquarie University, Australia)
Comment Response to Craig Freedman's Comments
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment My Issue with Takahiro Miyao's Analysis
By Craig Freedman (Professor, Macquarie University, Australia)
Comment The Katz-Miyao Debate #9: Miyao on Katz
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment The Katz-Miyao Debate #8: Katz on Miyao
By Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
Comment The Katz-Miyao Debate #7: Miyao on Katz and Freedman
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Comments on Takahiro Miyao
By Craig Freedman (Professor, Macquarie University, Australia)
Comment The Katz-Miyao Debate #6: Katz on Miyao
By Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
Comment The Katz-Miyao Debate #5: Miyao on Katz
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment The Katz-Miyao Debate #4: Katz on Miyao
By Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
Comment The Katz-Miyao Debate #3: Miyao on Katz
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment The Katz-Miyao Debate #2: Katz on Miyao
By Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
Commentary The Katz-Miyao Debate #1: Miyao on Katz
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Comments on Peter Tasker
By Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
Commentary The Strategic Value of Taiwan
By Hisahiko OKAZAKI (Director, Okazaki Institute)
Comment Further Comments on Asset Deflation
By Peter Tasker (Arcus Investment)
Comment Rejoinder to Mr. Littleboy
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Comment on Prof. Miyao
By David J. Littleboy (Tokyo, Japan)
Commentary More on Asset Deflation in Japan
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Support for Prof. Miyao's Argument about Asset Deflation
By Peter Tasker (Arcus Investment)
Commentary China Must Descend from Above Fray
By Weston S. Konishi (Senior research and program officer, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, Washington, D.C.)
Comment Response to Prof. Miyao's Comment on the Tasker Paper
By Craig Freedman (Professor, Macquaire University, Australia)
Comment Rejoinder to Prof. Freedman's Response
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Commentary Koizumi Seeks an Extended Political Mandate: Can One Man Defy Gravity?
By J. Sean Curtin (Fellow, GLOCOM)

[April 2003]
Comment Comment on Peter Tasker "Time Up for Koizumi"
By Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Commentary Time Up for Koizumi
By Peter Tasker (Arcus Investment)
Commentary China Threatens
By Tomohiko TANIGUCHI (Fellow, GLOCOM)
Commentary Implications of the Iraq War
By Ralph Cossa (President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, Hawaii, U.S.A)
Commentary Japanese Premier's Adversaries Want "Regime Change"
By J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Comment Response to Professor Dore's Comment
By Shumpei KUMON (Executive Director, GLOCOM)
Comment Comment on Professor Kumon's Article,
"Japanese Culture of Trust and Caring"

By Ronald Dore (Professor, London University)
Commentary Japanese Culture of Trust and Caring
By Shumpei KUMON (Executive Director, GLOCOM)
Commentary Japan Might Become the First Economic Casualty
of War

By J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary SARS: Accepted Principles Can Guide Our Response
to the Outbreak

By Michael Davis (Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Raj Kumar (Lecturer, City University of Hong Kong)
Commentary SARS: Why We Need to Prepare for the Worst
By Anthony Cheung (Professor, City University of Hong Kong)

[March 2003]
Commentary Japan's First Test of Anti-war Sentiment
By J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility in Japan and the United States
By Sanford M. Jacoby (Professor, The Anderson School of UCLA)
Commentary Koizumi's Long-term Prospects Looking Grim
By J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary What Drives the Warmongers
By Gregory Clark (Head of Research Japan Office, and Former President of Tama University)
Commentary U.S., ROK Narrow the Gap
By Ralph Cossa (President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, Hawaii, U.S.A)
Commentary Formation of Economic Partnership Agreements:
The Last Chance for Japan to Become a Regional Leader in
East Asia

By Shujiro URATA (Professor, Waseda University)
Commentary Government Must Target Spending
By Ryuzo SATO (Professor, New York University)
Commentary Koizumi Coming under Pressure over Iraq Policy
By J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Don't Give Up on Alternatives
By Kenzo UCHIDA (Professor of Political Science, Tokai University)
Commentary Don't Ignore Greater Threat
By Ralph Cossa (President of the Pacific Forum CSIS, Hawaii, U.S.A)

[February 2003]
Commentary U.S. Must Learn Lessons from Occupation of Japan
Hisahiko OKAZAKI (Director, Okazaki Institute)
Commentary Japan's Iraq Policy: It's North Korea Stupid
J. Sean Curtin (Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary No Magic Wand Needed for the Japanese Economy
Heizo TAKENAKA (Minister of Economic and Fiscal Policy and of Financial Services)
Commentary Koizumi Haunted by Blair's Iraq Dilemma
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Commentary Further Comment on Peter Tasker's Response
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economic Report)
Comment Response to Richard Katz' Rejoinder
Peter Tasker (Arcus Investment)
Commentary Rejoinder to Peter Tasker
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economic Report)
Comment Comment on Richard Katz
Peter Tasker (Arcus Investment)
Commentary Inflation Targeting: No Magic Bullet
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economic Report)
Commentary Girding for a Snap Election
Kenzo UCHIDA (Professor, Tokai University)
Comment How to Hear Japanese Debate their Place in the World
Steve McCarty (Professor, Kagawa Junior College, Japan)
Commentary Changing Pyongyang's Ways
Gregory Clark (Head of Research Japan Office, and Former President of Tama University)

[January 2003]
Comment Comment on Mr. Lehmann's Response to Mr. Miyao
John de Boer (University of Tokyo, GLOCOM Platform)
Commentary Response to Mr. Miyao's Commentary
James A. Lockhart (Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan)
Commentary Comment on Japanese Aversion to Open Debate
Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Comment on Professor Ronald Dore's Article
Mort Weinberg (U.S.A.)
Commentary Koizumi Keeps Sino-Japanese Ties Locked in the Past with Shrine Visit
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Comment Further Comment on Asset Deflation
Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Reply to Takahiro Miyao
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
Commentary Pyongyang is the Real Victim
Gregory Clark (Head of Research Japan Office, and Former President of Tama University)
Comment Rejoinder to Katz' Comment on Miyao's Book Review
Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)
Comment Response to Miyao's Review on Katz, "Japanese Phoenix"
Richard Katz (The Oriental Economist Report)
Tokyo Forum Community Wireless Networks and Regulatory Impact on Deployment in the United States
Tim Pozar (Founder, Bay Area Wireless Users Group)
Commentary Former British Ambassador Thought Japanese Lacked
a Moral Code
J. Sean Curtin (Professor, Japanese Red Cross University)
Tokyo Forum Realizing the Potential of Broadband: Infrastructure,
Markets, Service
Kobo INAMURA (Director General, ICT Policy Planning, Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications)
Tokyo Forum GENUINE: The Mobile Internet Service
Masataka OHTA (Lecturer, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and CTO, Mobile Internet Service, Inc.)
Tokyo Forum "Broadband & Ubiquitous" Success for Hotspot Business
Shuji TOMITA (Senior Executive Vice President, CTO, NTT Communications)
Debate:
Tokyo Forum
The Emergence of Context: Consumer Behavior on
the Mobile Internet
Philip Sidel (Assistant Professor, International University of Japan)
Tokyo Forum Wireless: the Thin Edge of the Wedge
David Isenberg (President, isen.com)
Tokyo Forum Mobile and Wireless: Global Trends and Strategies
Jonathan Aronson (Professor, University of Southern California)
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