Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024 6:30 PM - Thursday, June 27, 2024 8:00 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus, 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004


  • Hiromi Murakami (Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University Japan)


  • Robert Dujarric, ICAS Co-Director


Hiromi Murakami's book looks into the processes by which industrial manufacturing organizations in Japan conducted collective action, and how and under what conditions industries interacted with each other and responded to government interference. Surprisingly, the nature of the struggle between the authorities and the private sector in Japan remains the same today as it did during the prewar period. The private sector had been frustrated with impractical state policies and responded vigorously because its survival was at stake.

Join us on 27 June for a discussion with the author on the remarkable resilience, leadership, and initiative displayed by the industry sector in self-governance and assertion of power over authorities, even when government controls were nominally in effect. 

Date & Time:

Thursday, June 27, 2024 18:30


Temple University, Japan Campus Room 609 (Access)


Please register via the following link: REGISTER HERE 

This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Hiromi Murakami

Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University Japan

Hiromi Murakami is Adjunct Associate Professor at Temple University Japan. Previously she was involved in various policy projects in US/Japanese institutions, including Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Health Policy Center, the Health and Global Policy Institute, and Economic Strategy Institute. Currently she is also a Visiting scholar at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to this, she led Asia research as a vice president at the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington, DC, and taught courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington. She holds an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College and a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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Robert Dujarric

Co-director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) at Temple University, Japan Campus

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