When he wrote “No.1” in the 1970s, the late Ezra Vogel aimed to wake up an America that found itself in a deep slump. Little could anybody have guessed just how much the book would impact the U.S. the research on Japan, as well as reshape Japan’s own aspirations. The catchy title and direct U.S.-Japan comparison opened a new discourse across many academic disciplines and also in the practice of business and management. Join us as we review and celebrate Ezra Vogel’s lasting impact on the field of Japan business, economics and beyond, with a look back at the development of U.S.-Japan relations since the 1970s, as well as Vogel’s important work on China and his 2019 book “Japan-China: Facing History”.
• Richard Dyck, Director, Japan Industrial Partners
• Robert A. Feldman, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities; and Professor, Tokyo University of Science
• Ulrike Schaede, Professor and Director of the Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology, GPS UC San Diego
This Japan Zoominar @ UC San Diego is organized by the Japan Forum for Innovation and Technology (JFIT) at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy. For more information on JFIT activities, as well as recordings of previous Japan Zoominars, please visit jfit.ucsd.edu.