ERIC Number: ED356163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Japan's Global Role: Proceedings from the Symposium (2nd, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 25-26, 1991).
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. East-West Center.; Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Honolulu.
This document consists of eight presentations with responses given at the second in a series of symposia sponsored by the Japan-America Society of in a series of symposia sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Hawaii. Having emerged as an economic superpower, Japan's role on the global stage is still finding its full range and is a topic of great concern to the international community, while Japan's political, economic, cultural, and technological impact affects the lives of individuals on every continent. The speakers represented a mix of exports in all these areas from Japan and the United States. The presentations are grouped under four headings. They are: "Political and Strategic Decisions" (Makoto Momoi, Robert Scalapino; respondent William Wise); "Economic Directions" (Kazutami Yamazaki, Urban Lehner; respondent James Kelly); "Scientific & Technological Impacts" (Tetsuya Endo, Glen Fukushima; respondent Ronald Hays); and "Social & Cultural Influences" Hidetoshi Kato, Thomas Kasulis; respondent Fumiko Mori Halloran). Certain educational issues are also discussed in this last section, notably ways in which Japanese practices of cooperative learning and of teaching morality in the classroom without tying it to religion might serve to temper America's extreme emphasis on individualism and competetiveness as well as the fixed idea that morality and religion are inseparable. The document also includes a preface, foreword, summary, and list of participants. (LBG)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Cultural Influences, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Social Influences, Technological Advancement
Japan-America Society of Hawaii, P.O. Box 1412, Honolulu, HI 96806 ($3).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. East-West Center.; Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Honolulu.
Identifiers - Location: Japan