[Leadership and Internationalism]
Edited by Nitobe Kokusai Juku, International House of Japan
Japanese edition (partially in English) / 2009
304 pages / paper
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Why has Japan’s presence in the international community declined in recent years? That is not only because the Japanese economy has been less and less influential, but because there are fewer and fewer Japanese “internationalists” who can play a leadership role.
The Nitobe Juku (now renamed the Nitobe Kokusai Juku) was launched in 2008 to foster a new generation of leaders committed to enhancing the public interest from a broad perspective and able to function in an international environment.
This collection of lectures, given at the 2008 Nitobe Juku by ten eminent professionals from academia, journalism, and international organizations, constitutes a “bible” for aspiring young internationalists as well as anyone concerned with Japan’s future role as a member of international society.
|Lecturers of the Nitobe Juku include:|
|Akashi Yasushi||(Principal of Nitobe Juku; former UN Undersecretary General)
“The Need for More Japanese Able to Work in an International Environment”
|Aoki Tamotsu||(Commissioner for Cultural Affairs)
“The Basic Character of Postwar Japanese Culture and Its Development”
|Funabashi Yoichi||(Editor in Chief, Asahi Shimbun)
“How to Nitobe—Learning from Meiji Softpower”
|Oshima Kenzo||(Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency)
“Diplomacy and International Cooperation as a Profession”
“Tsurumi Shunsuke Speaks on Modern Japanese History
—Iokibe Makoto, President, National Defense Academy of Japan