[I-House Press] Kiki o Ikinuku Ridashippu (Leadership in a Time of Crisis)

Kiki o Ikinuku Ridashippu
[Leadership in a Time of Crisis]

Edited by Nitobe Kokusai Juku,
International House of Japan

Japanese edition / 2013
260 pages / paper
ISBN 978-4-903452-25-8
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This volume is a collection of lectures mainly from the 2011 and 2012 Nitobe Kokusai Juku. The lecturers from various fields talked about how Japan can get through “a time of crisis” after the March 11 earthquake in 2011.

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.

Lecturers of the Nitobe Kokusai Juku include:
Washida Kiyokazu (Philosopher; Professor, Otani University)
“On Responsibility”
Sato Noboru (Former Vice President, Samsung SDI)
“Global Strategy and the International Competitiveness of Japanese and
 Korean Corporations”
Nonaka Akihiro (Founder/Representative, Asia Press International)
“The Role of Journalism in an Age of New Media”
Charles D. Lake II (Chairman/Representative, Aflac Japan)
“Economic Growth in Asia and the Global Competitiveness of Japan”
Nakamura Keiko (Director General, Biohistory Research Hall)
“Rethinking Life: Human Beings and Technology as Global Challenges”
Gyohten Toyoo (President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs)
“Where is Japan Headed?”
Monte Cassim (Special Aide to the Chancellor, The Ritsumeikan Trust)
“Can Japan Contribute to the World as an Intellectual Hub of Japan?”
Kathy Matsui (Chief Japan Equity Strategist and Co-head of Economics,
 Commodities and Strategy [ECS] Research in Asia, Goldman Sachs)
“Womenomics: The Power of Diversity”
Nakamura Toshihiro (Co-Founder and CEO, Kopernik)
“Development Assistance as a Profession”
Funabashi Haruo (President, Sirius Institute)
“The International Mind of Japan’s Long-lived Businesses”
Hatakeyama Shigeatsu (Founder & Director, NPO "Mori wa Umi no Koibito")
“‘If you want to know about the sea, talk to the forest’—The Secret to
 Pursuing the Essence of Things”

Praise for this volume:

“Where is Japan heading for now? The most important thing is to grasp ‘the times’! All the lecturers raise questions from a broad perspective going beyond their specialities. This is how a new direction is established!”
—Mikuriya Takashi, Professor emeritus, University of Tokyo