Welcome to the ICAS. We provide lectures, seminars and discussions of issues related to Japanese politics, society and economics. Participants include a wide range of individuals from both the foreign and Japanese business, government and academic communities. We also publish articles on Asian and US affairs, host adjunct and visiting fellows, and coordinate undergraduate and graduate student internships. Our events and publications are in English.

Should you have any questions, please contact either Robert Dujarric, ICAS Director, or Eriko Kawaguchi, Coordinator, at icas@tuj.temple.edu.

Latest Event Videos

Photo: Buesseler and Brown speaking

Fukushima &mdash: A View From The Ocean

Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, and Azby Brown, Safecast’s lead researcher and author of the Safecast Report,

Photo: Keith Dinnie speaking

The “ICON” Model of Place Branding — Lessons for Japan’s City, Region and Nation Brands

Keith Dinnie, Head of Discipline for Management and Marketing at the University of Dundee School of Business, Scotland

Photo: Pugh and Brown speaking

In the Shadow of Destrehan: Legacies of Slavery

Azby Brown, Safecast’s lead researcher and author of the Safecast Report, and Catherine Pugh, Adjunct Professor at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Japan Campus,

Photo: Nobuko Kobayashi speaking

The Heisei Era: Radical Change or Prolonged Sclerosis?

Nobuko Kobayashi, Tokyo-based Partner at EY-Parthenon


Photo: Mark E. Caprio and David H. Satterwhite

Assessing Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula — Contentious History, Summits, Denuclearization, & Prospects for a Paradigm Shift

Mark E. Caprio, College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University, and David H. Satterwhite, Asian Studies & Political Science, Temple University Japan Campus,

Photo: Paul Midford speaking

The EU-Japan Partnership in the Shadow of China: The Crisis of Liberalism

Paul Midford, Professor and Director of the Japan Program, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Photo: Sunshine Lichauco de Leon speaking
Photo: Daniel M. Smith speaking

Book Talk – Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan

Daniel M. Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Faculty Associate of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University

Latest Event Slides

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Fukushima Dai-ichi: A View From The Ocean

Ken Buesseler, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

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The “ICON” Model of Place Branding — Lessons for Japan’s City, Region and Nation Brands

Keith Dinnie, Head of Discipline for Management and Marketing at the University of Dundee School of Business, Scotland

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In the Shadow of Destrehan: Legacies of Slavery

Azby Brown, Safecast’s lead researcher and author of the Safecast Report, and Catherine Pugh, Adjunct Professor at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Japan Campus,

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The Heisei Era: Radical Change or Prolonged Sclerosis?

Nobuko Kobayashi, Tokyo-based Partner at EY-Parthenon


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Slide image of Assessing Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula: Part 1
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The EU-Japan Partnership in the Shadow of China: The Crisis of Liberalism

Paul Midford, Professor and Director of the Japan Program, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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Dealing with Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Japan

Shihoko Fujiwara, Founding director of Lighthouse: Center for Human Trafficking Victims (formally Polaris Project Japan), and Yumi Itakura, Senior staff attorney at the Tokyo Public Law Office’s Foreign Nationals and International Section,