ICJS Event: "Structural reform in Japan - The case of energy"

Date
Monday, March 3, 2008
Time
12:15 p.m.
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall 403 (Access)
Admission
Open to general public.
Seating is limited. RSVP recommended.
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About the Event

This talk explores the problems and prospects of Japan's structural reform via one critical case study: electricity. Although Japanese decision-makers introduced reforms to the sector over 13 years ago, expectations of greater competition, transparency, efficiency, and increased shareholder value have failed to materialize. The question is why. Using heretofore unexamined archival documents, financial data, and qualitative interviews with key actors, the speaker proposes the application of a different theoretical model to explain Japan's agenda-setting and decision-making behavior in the post-war period.


About Paul J. Scalise

Paul J. Scalise is currently the Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Temple University, and doctoral candidate in comparative political economy at Oxford University. Mr. Scalise first came to Japan in 1993. In addition to his work in the Tokyo finance industry, he is the co-founder and co-editor of JapanReview.net (http://www.japanreview.net/), an electronic journal dedicated to the review of books on Japan in English.


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.