Porte Seminar Room (S250), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
Colin P.C. Jones Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. in Japanese History, Columbia University, 2017)
Moderator: Andrew Gordon Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Presentation
Sponsored by Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; co-sponsored by Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; East Asian Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street
Atsushi Seike Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Labor Economics, Keio University
Professor Atsushi Seike became Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs in May 2017 after severing two terms for a total of eight years as the President of Keio University. He received his Ph.D. in Labor Economics from Keio University and became Associate Professor at Keio’s Faculty of Business and Commerce in 1985, Professor in 1992, Dean from 2007‐2009, and President of the university from 2009‐2017. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics, University of California, and a Consultant at the RAND Corporation.
His roles in government committees include Chairman of the Council for the Promotion of Social Security System Reform, Chairman of the Manufacturing Industry Committee of the Industrial Structure Council, and Honorary President of the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office. He is also a member of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work. He was the President of Japan Society of Human Resource Management and the President of the Japan Association of Private Universities and Colleges. He has also served as a member of the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF) and Global Agenda Council on Ageing both at the World Economic Forum.
He was awarded Honorary Doctorates from Ecole Centrale de Nantes in 2012 and Yonsei University in 2015 and the title of Chevalier of the Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur of France in 2016.
A labor economist, he has authored many articles and books and received numerous academic prizes for his publications including the 48th Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science in 2005.
Discussant: Mary Brinton Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Moderator: Mark Ramseyer Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard Law School
Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies and the Harvard Law School East Asian Legal Studies program
S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.
Chair: Karen Thornber Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Moderator:Andrew Gordon Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
Ronak Desai Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, India and South Asia Program, Harvard Kennedy School
William Kirby Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard University; Director, Harvard China Fund
Sophie Lemière Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Harvard University; Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute
Tae Gyun Park Kim Koo Visiting Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University; Professor of Modern Korean History, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and the Weatherhead Center for International Studies
Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
“Japan’s Demographic Dilemma: A Comparative Perspective” Mary Brinton Reischauer Institute Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
"How Changes in the Japanese Labor Market Shape Marriage and Fertility Decisions" Yoshio Higuchi Professor, Department of Business and Commerce, Keio University
“International Marriages and Families in East Asia: Lessons from a Survey of Filipina Wives in Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei” Margarita Estevez-Abe Visiting Senior Fellow, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
“Alternative Solutions to the Demographic Crisis: The Case of South Korea” Paul Chang Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Moderator: Susan Pharr Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies; Korea Institute; the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Japan Society of Boston
This symposium is supported by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)