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June 13, 2017

Getting to the Root of Amakudari
Sweeping Reform Needed to Close the Revolving Door

A scandal at the Ministry of Education has politicians scrambling for a fix to plug loopholes in the laws governing ...

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September 06, 2016

Is China on the Cusp of a Middle-Class Revolt?

While Chinese leaders point to the Brexit vote and the rise of Trumpism as evidence of democracy’s shortcomings, Tomoko Ako ...

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July 28, 2016

Social Sabbatical Program Combines CSR and Leadership Development: SAP

German software company SAP adopted a globally coordinated strategy in 2011 with an explicit aim “to help the world run ...

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February 05, 2015

The World’s Southernmost “Koisuru Fortune Cookie Project”

Japanese language is the third most popular foreign language in New Zealand, after French and Spanish. According to the Japan ...

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September 08, 2014

Turning Social Challenges into the Company’s Strengths
Akebono Brake Industry

Akebono, which boasts a large share of the global market for automobile brakes, has been undertaking CSR activities in the ...

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July 01, 2013

Overseas Chinese: Lessons in Identity and Flexibility

Enrollment has soared at Japan’s Chinese schools as a result of bold new policies designed to accommodate diversity. Anthropologist Chen ...

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May 20, 2013

Qualitative Research as a Collaborative Enterprise
How I Learned from Other People’s Experience and Developed as an Interviewer

Paulina Berrios, a doctoral candidate at the State University of New York, Albany, and a Sylff fellowship recipient at the ...

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January 08, 2013

Expanding Academic Advancement Opportunities

While people with disabilities are regarded as disadvantaged members of society, their share in the general population is thought to ...

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November 29, 2012

Japanese Language Education at Chinese Universities

Of the approximately 3.65 million students of the Japanese language outside Japan, the highest numbers are in South Korea and ...

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December 15, 2010

The Current State of Japanese Language Education in Australian Schools

Ms. Anne de Kretser, Director of the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education (MCJLE), a NF-JLEP endowed institution in Australia, ...

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