2017
* "KKC Japan Study Tour for North American Social Studies Teachers"
* ”The Trump Administration and U.S.-Japan Relations”
2016
* "KKC Japan Study Tour for North American Social Studies Teachers"
* "Japan-US Relations and China: Prospects for Constructive Cooperation"
2015
* "Innovation and Governance into the Future - To Upgrade Corporate Social Value"
* KKC Fellowships Program for Social Studies Educators
2014
* Symposium "Where is the U.S.A. going? - the U.S.A. in 2025" - Invitation Program for U.S. Think Tank Researchers
* Development Potential and Challenges of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar from the Viewpoint of the Supply Chain
* KKC Fellowships Program for Social Studies Educators
* "Corporate Competitiveness in Global Perspective" - Invitation Program for U.S. Business School Professors
* "Korea, its Industries and Corporations in Global Economy" - Invitation Program for Korean Scholars
* The Basic Positions and Background of ASEAN Countries Towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
2013
* Symposium "Germany in Europe Today" - Invitation Program for German Journalists
* Symposium "Where is the U.S.A. going? - Pictures of the U.S.A. in 2025" - Invitation Program for US Think Tankers
* "Europe, Euro Zone and UK - their direction and implications for Japan" - Invitation Program for British Journalists
* "What are the Opportunities, Threats, and Competition for Japanese Companies Doing Business in India" - Invitation Program for Indian Journalists
* KKC Fellowship Program for Social Studies Educators
* "Corporate Competitiveness in Global Economy" - Invitation Program for U.S. Business School Professors
* "Learning from experts in Myanmar -Economic and Political Reforms-" - Invitation Program for Myanmar Opinion Leaders
* "Korea, its Industries and Corporations in Global Economy" - Invitation Program for Korean Scholars

"Germany in Europe Today"
Invitation Program for German Journalists


Related link:
Japan Times article, January 4, 2014
Germany’s role in EU divides bloc

Date: December 2, 2013
Place: Tokyo
Speakers:

Sascha Quaiser, Business Editor, Deutsche Welle
Dana Heide, Editor (Companies & Markets), Handelsblatte Online
Reymer Kluever, Senior Writer, Sueddenutsche Zeitung

Moderator:   Shin Nimura, Executive Commentator, Japan Broadcasting Corporation


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Symposium "Where is the U.S.A. going? - Pictures of the U.S.A. in 2025"
Invitation Program for US Think Tankers


Related link:
Japan Times article, December 2, 2013
American academics symposium: U.S. may scale down its global policing: experts

Date: November 1, 2013
Place: Tokyo

Speakers:

Shigeo Hirano, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University, Associate Professor of Politics, Columbia University
Pia Orrenius, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Philip Smith, Faculty Fellow, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Erik Snowberg, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Professor of Economics and Political Science, California Institute of Technology
Kelly Greenhill, Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Tufts University

Commentator:   Fumiko Nishizaki, Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo

As part of an invitation program for U.S. think tank researchers, the Keizai Koho Center held a symposium entitled "Where is the U.S.A. going? - Pictures of the U.S.A. in 2025" on Nov. 1, 2013, with Professor Fumiko Nishizaki of the University of Tokyo as the commentator.
The speakers gave presentations on the following issues related to the United States - polarization of U.S. politics, immigration policy and the U. S. economy, social and cultural changes, the United States influenced by globalization, and U.S. security policy. After the presentations, a panel discussion chaired by Professor Nishizaki was held with the audience. A total of 106 people attended.


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"Europe, Euro Zone and UK - their direction and implications for Japan"
Invitation Program for British Journalists

Related link:
Japan Times article, October 31, 2013
Japan can learn from British experience on reform


Date: October 7-11, 2013
Place: Tokyo

Speakers: Kamal Ahmed, Business Editor, The Sunday Telegraph
"Britain and Europe - it’s complicated"
Ralph Atkins, Capital Markets Editor, The Financial Times
"The role of central banks in stabilising economies"
Andrew Clark, Deputy Business Editor, The Times
"Perspectives from Britain and the European Union"
Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Financial Times
"The changing strategic environment in East Asia"
Moderator: Naoaki Okabe, Visiting Columnist, The Nikkei/Fellow, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs (MIGA)

From Oct. 7 to Oct. 11, 2013, an invitation program for British journalists that aims at promoting the globally influential British media’s understanding of Japan was conducted. As part of the program, the above-mentioned symposium was held on Oct. 11. During the symposium, four leading journalists from the Sunday Telegraph, the Financial Times and The Times presented their views on "Britain and Europe," "The role of central banks in stabilising economies," "Perspectives on Abenomics from Britain and the European Union," ;"The changing strategic environment in East Asia." The presentations were followed by a discussion session on the political, economic and social trends in Britain, Europe and Japan, with Naoaki Okabe, visiting columnist of The Nikkei, serving as the moderator. Based on the most current information on Japan acquired through the invitation program, the journalists expressed their viewpoints on Japan’s future position in the world and expectations of Japan, in addition to the present situations in Britain and Europe. Some 80 people attended the symposium.


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"What are the Opportunities, Threats, and Competition for Japanese Companies Doing Business in India"
Invitation Program for Indian Journalists

Related link:
Japan Times article, October 13, 2013
Potential rises with India’s booming middle class

Date: September 17-20, 2013
Place: Tokyo

Panelists:

Bharat Bhushan, Senior Academic Consultant, International Research Collaboration, Indian Council for Social
Kaushik Mitter, Managing Editor, The Asian Age
Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Deputy Editor, THE INDIAN EXPRESS
Sankhadip Das, Special Correspondent, Anandabazar Patrika

Moderator: Hiromi Hirose, Senior Commentator, Japan Broadcasting Corporation(NHK)

The above-mentioned symposium was held on September 20 as part of a program inviting journalists from India. In the panel discussion moderated by Hiromi Hirose, Senior Commentator of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, invited four journalists presented proposals on the following topics:
- Evaluation of the market, infrastructure and politics in India from the viewpoint of entry of Japanese business
- Suitable partner country for Indian industries
- Suitable cities for Japanese business from the view point of each item (Tax, Utilization of land & infrastructure, Business partner & worker)
Some 80 people attended the symposium.


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KKC Fellowships Program for Social Studies Educators

Date: July 2-11, 2013
Place: Tokyo, Hiroshima

Participants: Ashlee Beckett, Social Studies Teacher, Jefferson Middle School, PA
Susan Books, Professor, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
Lauren Bradshaw, Social Studies Teacher, Sequoyah Middle School, GA
Steve Bsharah, Economic-History Professor, Delano High School, CA
Chris Cannon, Social Studies Teacher, Sandy Creek High School, GA
Tara Ann Carter, Teacher, John Bartram High School, PA
Graham Long, Social Studies Teacher, Catonsville High School, MD
Deborah Minchin, Teacher, New Rochelle High School, NY
June Satak, Teacher, West Albany High School, OR
Donald Williams, Social Studies Teacher, Westview Jr. High School, IN

The above-mentioned fellowship program was conducted as a continuous effort to promote understanding of Japan at the grassroots level in North America. In addition to lectures on Japanese politics, economy, society, education and culture, various hands-on, field-oriented activities including visits to historic sites (e.g. Hiroshima), corporations and facilities were carried out to facilitate participants’ understanding of Japan. On the final day, the participants took part in a seminar, with Keiichiro Sawa, the deputy chief editor for the city news section of the Mainichi Shimbun, serving as the moderator, to increase mutual understanding with their Japanese counterparts (the number of participants: 43). From now on, the fellowship program will support development and implementation of lecture plans and various promotional activities in communities by the participants to enhance project performance and efficiency.


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"Corporate Competitiveness in Global Economy"
Invitation Program for U.S. Business School Professors

Related link:
Japan Times article, June 28, 2013
Fragmented or lacking institutions hinder economies from recovering
Massive data can aid competitiveness if properly harnessed

Date: May 27-31, 2013
Place: Kitakyushu, Kyoto, Tokyo

Speakers:

Phillip Leslie, Associate Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Gur Huberman, Robert G. Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance at Columbia Business School
Robert P. Inman, Richard King Mellon Professor of Finance, Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy, the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania
Charles Wolf, Jr., Distinguished Chair in International Economics; Senior Economic Adviser; Professor, the Pardee RAND Graduate School

Moderator: Christina L. Ahmadjian, Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University

The above-mentioned symposium was held as part of an invitation program for American business school scholars. Associate Professor Phillip Leslie of UCLA, Professor Gur Huberman of Columbia University, Professor Robert P. Inman of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor Charles Wolf Jr. of the Pardee RAND Graduate School lectured on subjects such as utilization of big data and corporate competitiveness, pros and cons of financial bailout through accounting, the search for an institutional structure to deal with financial problems of the European Union and corporate competitiveness under an imperfectly globalized economy. The lectures were followed by a panel discussion, with Professor Christina L. Ahmadjian of Hitotsubashi University serving as the moderator and commentator. Some 120 people attended the symposium.


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"Learning from experts in Myanmar -Economic and Political Reforms-"
Invitation Program for Myanmar Opinion Leaders

Related link:
Japan Times article, March 26, 2013
Myanmar seeks Japan FDI to aid agriculture, economic reforms

Date: March, 4-7, 2013
Place: Tokyo

Congratulatory Speech:

H.E. U Khin Maung Tin, Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar in Japan

Speakers:

U Tin Htut Oo, Chairman, National Economic & Social Advisory Council
Zaw Min Win, Vice-President, The Republic of The Union Of Myanmar Federation of Commerce & Industry
U Than Lwin, Member, Pyithu Hluttaw Commission for Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Issues, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Moderator: Yoshihiro Araki, Chief Director, Overseas Research Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

On March 7, a symposium with the above-mentioned title was held with three opinion leaders (experts), who are playing major roles in promoting economic reform and development in Myanmar, as lecturers. Following a speech by Myanmar’s ambassador to Japan, the three experts gave lectures on the current status and outlook of reforms in the fields of agriculture, manufacturing, small and medium-sized enterprises and financial sectors in Myanmar. Following the lectures, a discussion was held on topics, including infrastructure development in Myanmar in anticipation of the entry of Japanese companies and the necessity for human resources development in the country, with Chief Director Yoshihiro Araki of the Overseas Research Department, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), as the moderator. About 110 people attended the symposium.


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"Korea, its Industries and Corporations in Global Economy"
Invitation Program for Korean Scholars

Related link:
Japan Times article, March 17, 2013
South Korea faces Japan-like obstacles to growth

Date: February 18-22, 2013
Place: Tokyo

Speakers:

Lee Ji Pyeong, Senior Research Fellow, LG Economic Research Institute
Suh Jin-Kyo, Senior Research Fellow, the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Lee Yong-hwa, Chief Researcher, Samsung Economic Research Institute
Song Yeongkwan, Fellow, Korea Development Institute
Huh Wonjea, Research Fellow, the Korea Economic Research Institute
Choi Younki, Director, the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade

Moderator: Yukiko Fukagawa, Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

A symposium "Korea, its Industries and Corporations in Global Economy" was held on February 22 as part of a program inviting researchers from South Korean think tanks, with the attendance of Professor Yukiko Fukagawa from the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, as the commentator. Invited researchers presented proposals on the following topics:
- Transition from conventional industries, such as steel, to the software industry
- Further utilization of free trade agreement (FTA) policies
- Raising skills of workers, as well as utilization of human resources and improvement of labor force supply base through university reforms
- Balanced development of local economy
Some 110 people attended the symposium.


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