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