Tagged: Japan

[GRANT] Awarded a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) NextGen Grant

My book project has been awarded the Next Generation Researcher Grant of the National Research Foundation of Korea for my first book manuscript, TRADE WARS & CURRENCY CONFLICT: China, South Korea and Japan’s Responses to U.S. Pressures since the Global Financial Crisis. Originally, the book project was based on my PhD dissertation submitted to Boston University in 2015, […]

[WORKSHOP] 2019-2021 Korea Foundation Core Working Group – Japan and Korea in China-US Relations

On December 17 and 18, I would be hosting a group of scholars at the Research Information Services of the National Library of Korea (RINK) – where I am currently an Academic Book Publication Member – for a Core Working Group Workshop on a project led by Professor Haruko Satoh of the International Academic Forum […]

[VIDEO] 2019 APYLP x SGRA Forum on Renewable Energy

Exactly a year after launching the Asia Pacific Young Leaders Program (APYLP) – a consortium of young leaders in policy, businesses and academia, SGRA (Atsumi Foundation) as part of the APYLP held the first annual forum on February 2, 2019 at the International House of Japan in Tokyo. As the very first of five joint sessions to […]

‘Pay It Forward’ in the Age of Anti-Immigration

In mid-April, one of the personnel at a global immigration law firm came to me after seeing me in a series of TV interviews on current international affairs, and explained that his firm wants me to give a keynote at an upcoming immigration conference his firm will be hosting. He had looked up my research profile […]

New Beginnings for South Korea

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Korea’s decision to impeach (former) President Park Geun Hye and her departure from the Blue House comes at a difficult time when the country strives to find a way to make things anew. These are very challenging times both domestically and externally. Economic downturn, rapid aging of the […]

Contemplating the Future of the Two Koreas

About a month ago, I attended my second and last conference as Korea Foundation Fellow for the Pacific Forum-Center for Strategic and International Studies. My first conference participation was in Maui, Hawaii in June, and my second one was in Honolulu, Hawaii. Because the first conference involved participants from the U.S., South Korea, and Japan, […]

High School Education in Japan and South Korea

A while ago, a local college in Boston contacted me and asked if I could deliver a lecture for a group of Japanese high school students visiting the United States. After some days of negotiating on the compensation, I decided to do a lecture on U.S. foreign economic policies with a focus on Northeast Asia […]

Befriending India: The Next Economic Partner for South Korea and Japan

Prior to the reforms that the Indian government undertook in the early 1990s, India was known to the world as a country of abundant cultural heritage, but also a country in possession of the irrational caste system, with a vast majority of its citizens living in poverty. After almost two decades of economic and political transformation, India is taking the steps to reach out to its East Asian neighbors.