[I-House Press] Gurohbaruka to ridashippu (Globalization and Leadership)

Gurohbaruka to ridashippu
[Globalization and Leadership]

Edited by Nitobe Kokusai Juku,
International House of Japan

Japanese edition / 2011
301 pages / paper
ISBN 978-4-903452-22-7
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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 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 2009-10 Nitobe Kokusai Juku by twelve 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 Kokusai Juku include:
Kent E. Calder Professor and Director, Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
“Quiet Crisis of the Pacific Alliance: Deepening Challenges in a World of Transition”
Iokibe Makoto Former President, National Defense Academy
“Where Are Japanese Politics Taking Us?”
Kiyama Keiko Trustee, Secretary General, JEN
“Emergency Assistance and Self-Reliance Support: Leadership in the Field”
Nanjo Fumio Director, Mori Art Museum
“The Future of Asia as Seen in (Contemporary) Art”
Ogoura Kazuo Former President, Japan Foundation
“”What is Japaneseness?”
Tanaka Hitoshi Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute
“Drawing the Big Picture: A Diplomat’s View”

Praise for this volume:

With the progress of globalization, people, products, money, and information are moving across national boundaries at a scale and speed unprecedented in history. It an illusion to think that any nation can prosper in isolation; we coexist in a world of mutual interdependence, regardless of where on the planet we live. The response to the recent earthquake disaster offers fresh confirmation for this intuitive feeling. Japan’s recovery requires the cooperation of the rest of the world, and the experience Japan gains from these events will no doubt provide lessons that will prove useful to world progress. Now, more than ever, the times call for the spirit and activity embodied in Nitobe Inazo’s declaration that he wished to become a bridge across the Pacific.

—Ogata Sadako, Former President Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)