Challenges and Opportunities for US-Japan Exchange in the New Era: Report of the International Symposium

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, ed. (preface by Minoru Kusuda)
February 1991

In February 1991, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership held a symposium, “Challenges and Opportunities for US-Japan Exchange in the New Era,” which focused mainly on the conduct of intellectual exchange in the context of the Japan-US relationship and in which representatives of major foundations and research institutions in the United States and Japan participated. Published with the cooperation of the Japan Center for International Exchange, this report reproduces the texts of speeches given during the symposium and provides a brief summary of points raised in discussion.

This report is organized under five major themes: development of the US-Japan relationship and exchange in the new era, the bilateral relationship and foundations and institutions in the new era, enhancing human resources for bilateral exchange, new approaches to exchange and cooperation, and global issues and common problems of advanced societies. The report stresses the qualitatively changing nature of the relationship and the consequent need to recast it in view of new global realities, especially through enhanced intellectual exchange.


1. Interdependence, Collaboration, and Independence in Japan-US Exchange
Colin G. Campbell, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
2. Partnership in the New Age: The Role of International Exchange and Cooperation
Nobuo Matsunaga, President and Director, Japan Institute of International Affairs
3. A New Global Agenda
John W. Sewell, President, Overseas Development Council
4. New Priorities in US-Japan Exchange and Cooperation
Yoichi Funabashi, Asahi Shimbun Columnist
5. Independent Institutions in the United States as Models
Susan V. Berresford, Vice President, Ford Foundation
6. The Role of Japanese Organizations in Bilateral Exchange
Atsushi Shimokobe, President, National Institute for Research Advancement
7. Independent Thinking about Public Policy
Bruce K. MacLaury, President, The Brookings Institution
8. American Foundations and International Exchange
Craufurd D. Goodwin, Professor, Department of Economics, Duke University
9. Developing Human Resources
Stanley N. Katz, President, American Council of Learned Societies
10. Fostering a Community for Mutual Understanding
Nagayo Homma, Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, Tokyo Women’s Christian University
11. Human Resources for Policy Research in International Relations
Masashi Nishihara, Professor, Department of Social Sciences, National Defense Academy
12. Investing Intellectual Resources
Caroline A. Matano Yang, Executive Director, The Japan-United States Educational Commission
13. Internationalization of the Social Sciences and Joint Endeavor
David L. Featherman, President, Social Science Research Council
14. Broadening the Perspective of Intellectual Exchange
Michio Nagai, Chairman, The International House of Japan
15. Collaboration to Solve Common Problems
Thomas O. Bayard, Deputy Director and Research Fellow, Institute for International Economics
16. US-Japan Cooperation to Solve Global Issues
Sheila A. McLean, Vice President, Institute of International Education
17. Partnership in the Global Context
Taizo Yakushiji, Professor, Graduate Institute of Policy Science, Saitama University
18. The Multilateral Dimension of US-Japan Cooperation
William H. Gleysteen, Jr., President, Japan Society
19. Exploring Shared Concerns and Experiences
Sumiko Iwao, Professor, Institute for Communications Research, Keio University
20. Sustainable Development—A Common Goal
Robert W. Fri, President, Resources for the Future
21.Challenges to Pluralization and Response to the South
Akira Kojima, Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun
22. Collaborating to Aid Eastern Europe
Paul Balaran, Program Officer, International Affairs Program, The Ford Foundation
23. The “Intellectual” Contribution to International Understanding
Kazuo Nukazawa, Managing Director, Keidanren
24. Summary and Conclusions
Gerald L. Curtis, Director, East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Copyright © 1991 Japan Center for International Exchange. All Rights Reserved.
ISBN: 4-88907-001-X; 163 pages; paper