The Shibusawa Ei’ichi Memorial Lectureship was established at Keio University in 2004 with the sponsorship of the Shibusawa Ei’ichi Memorial Foundation, to be held each year for five years. This for-credit course, which was organized by JCIE, consisted of a series of lectures that dealt with the redefinition of the public good and the role of civil society. More than 500 students registered for the 2006 series, which was held from April to July 2006 and centered on the theme of “The Role of Civil Society in East Asia,” and nearly 700 more signed up for the 2007 series on “Civil Society’s Role in Increasing Japan’s Presence in the Global Society.”

I. Japan as a Global Civilian Power

Nationalism and Globalism in Japan
Masahide Soeya, Professor, Keio University

The United Nations and Japan’s International Role
Shinichi Kitaoka, Professor, Tokyo University, former Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

Japan’s Course in International Society
Akira Iriye, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

Expectations for a New Generation
Gerald Curtis, Professor, Columbia University

II. Civil Society’s Role in Strengthening Japan

Sports in Global Culture—Enhancing the International Presence of Japanese Soccer
Kohzo Tajima, Secretary General, Japan Football Association

Civil Society and Human Security in the United Nations
Kazuo Tase. Chief, Human Security Unit, United Nations

Globalization’s Light and its Shadows—Corporations and the Future of Japan
Uichiro Niwa, Chairman, Itochu Corporation

Japanese Civil Society in the Eyes of an Overseas Correspondent
Aiko Dendo, Chief Announcer, Japan Broadcasting System (NHK)

III. Japan’s Role in Meeting Global Challenges

The Hottokenai “Don’t Let It be—World Poverty” Campaign
Tatsuo Hayashi, Board Chair, Hottokenai Sekai no Mazushisa (G-CAP Japan); President, Africa Japan Forum

Japan’s Contributions on Energy and the Environment
Akio Morishima, Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University; Special Research Advisor, Institute for Global Environmental Studies

Demining and Peace Building: The Peace Road Project
Hiroshi Tomita, Executive Director, Japanese Alliance for Humanitarian Demining Support (JAHDS)

I. Japan-China-Korea Relations in Northeast Asia

Emerging Nationalism and the Future of East Asia
Yasuo Fukuda, Member, House of Representatives (currently Prime Minister of Japan)

The Future of East Asia and China-Japan Relations
Koji Watanabe, Senior Fellow, JCIE; former Japanese Ambassador to Russia

The Future of East Asia and Korea-Japan Relations
Lee Jong-Won, Associate Professor, Rikkyo University

Issues in Japan-China-Korea Relations and the Potential for Dynamic Development
Masao Okonogi, Dean, Keio University Faculty of Law

II. Changing Values and East Asia’s Changing Social Structure

The Impact on Society of Globalization and Human Mobility
Isami Takeda, Professor, Dokkyo University

East Asia’s Changing Population Structure and its Impact on Society
Kiyoko Ikegami, Director, UN Population Fund

Asian Values: What Individual Culture and Pop Culture Reveals about Cultural Exchange and Changing Values
Kizo Ogura, Associate Professor, Kyoto University

III. East Asian Community and Governance of International Society

The Global Impact of East Asian Economic Integration
Akira Kojima, Chairman, Japan Center for Economic Research

The Relationship between an East Asia Community and the United States
Ezra Vogel, Professor, Harvard University

The Impact of East Asian Expansion and the Creation of an East Asia Community
Hitoshi Tanaka, Senior Fellow, JCIE

The Role of Civil Society in East Asia: Functional Civil Society Cooperation on Common Challenges
Tadashi Yamamoto, President, JCIE

The Relationship between Politicians and the Bureaucracy in Administrative Reform
Koichi Kato, Member, House of Representatives

Japan’s Administrative Reforms
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

A Historical Analysis of Administrative Reform and the Issues Ahead
Takeshi Sasaki, Former President, University of Tokyo

Administrative Reform and Decentralization—A Local Government Perspective
Shigefumi Matsuzawa, Mayor, Kanagawa Prefecture
Hatsuhito Isozaki, Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University

Reform of Public Interest Corporations—An NPO Perspective
Tatsuo Ohta, President and CEO, Japan Association of Charitable Organizations
Akira Matsubara, Executive Director, Cs (Coalition for Legislation to Support Citizen’s Organizations)

Reflections on Nakasone’s Administrative Reform
Yasuhiro Nakasone, Former Prime Minister
Taizo Yakushiji, Executive Research Director, International Institute for Policy Studies (IIPS); Professor, Political Science, Keio University

I. Shibusawa Ei’ichi and the New Public Good

Civil Society as the New Overseer of the Public Good: Framework and Objectives of the Shibusawa Ei’ichi Memorial Lectureship
Tadashi Yamamoto, President, JCIE; Visiting Professor, Keio University

The Contemporary Significance of Shibusawa Ei’ichi’s Lifework
Masahide Shibusawa, Director and CEO, Shibusawa Ei’ichi Memorial Foundation

Fostering the Individual and Creating a New “Public”
Yoichi Funabashi, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist, Asahi Shimbun

II. Effective Diplomacy Rooted in the New Public Good

Civil Society’s Global Contributions
Kensuke Onishi, Representative, Peace Winds Japan

Japan’s Contribution to Global Governance and Working with the United Nations
Yasushi Akashi, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Human Security as the New Framework of Japanese Diplomacy
Keizo Takemi, Member, House of Councillors

III. The New Challenges of Education and Social Welfare

Development of Welfare Policy and the New Public Good
Tsutomu Hotta, President, Sawayaka Welfare Foundation

Learning from Shibusawa Ei’ichi: How to Create Effective Educational and Social Welfare Systems
Masato Kimura, Professor, Department of Business Administration, Bunkyo Gakuin
University; Director, Research Department, Shibusawa Ei’ichi Memorial Foundation

Shibusawa Ei’ichi and Fukuzawa Yukichi: Human Resource Development in a New Era
Makoto Iokibe, Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University

IV. Stimulating Private-Sector Contributions toward the Public Good

Business and the Public Good
Glen S. Fukushima, President & CEO, Cadence Design Systems Japan

A Business View on the Urgency of Administrative Reform
Yuzaburo Mogi, President & CEO, Kikkoman Corporation