APW2010: Divergent Dictators: Legacies of Leadership in Three Asian Authoritarian Regimes
"Finding the right place for individuals is an old problem for political analysis," explains Richard Samuels in his comparative analysis of leadership in Japan and Italy. "Do individuals make history, or does history make individuals who make history?" This paper examines the highly divergent legacies that came forth from the leadership of three Asian dictators: South Korea's Park Chung Hee (1961-1979), Indonesia's Suharto (1965-1998), and the Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos (1965-1986). Through t
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APW2010: New Perspectives on Japan, China, and Manchuria: In conversation with three scholarly write
New Perspectives on Japan, China, and Manchuria: In conversation with three scholarly writers from Japan (A Joint Event by Asia Bookroom and the ANU Japan Institute) With Yoshiki Enatsu, Professor of Chinese Economic History at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, author of Banner Legacy; Hideo Kobayashi, Professor of Asian Economy at Waseda University in Tokyo, contributor to The Japanese Wartime Empire, 1941-1945; and Mariko Tamanoi, Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Los Ange
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APW2010: Unconventional Engagement: A Half Century Thinking Japan
Professor Gavan McCormack is emeritus professor in the School of Culture, History & Language, ANU; a coordinator of Japan Focus, the online Asia Pacific Journal; and author of Target North Korea: Pushing North Korea to the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe and Client State: Japan in the American Embrace.
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APW2010: The Regulatory Challenge of Asia
What does it mean when the Vietnamese government detains, without warning, Australian executives of an airline in which a major Australian company has made a long-term investment? After all, this kind of large-scale, high-technology investment in Asia is precisely what the global trade rules and transnational commercial laws of the late 20th century were designed to achieve. Our Vietnam example, however, is not a paradigm dispute about the terms of trade or the design of a commercial transaction
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2010 Crawford-Nishi Lecture: The Prospects for APEC and Japan-Australia Relationship
The lecture series is organised by the Australia-Japan Research Centre at the Australian National University with the assistance of a grant from the Australia-Japan Foundation. The lecture series honours the two individuals from Australia and Japan who made the greatest contribution to the post-World War Two normalisation of Australia-Japan relations, Sir John Crawford, then Secretary of the Department of Trade and later ANU Vice Chancellor, and Ambassador Haruhiko Nishi, Japan's first Ambassado
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China and the US-Japan Alliance: Comparing 1960 and 2010
In its 50th year, the US-Japan Security Treaty has come under scrutiny in Washington, Tokyo, and in capitals around East Asia. Japan's Prime Minister has called for a more equal place for Japan within the alliance; a more cooperative relationship with China; and a stronger "East Asian community". Together, these shifts depict a more independent and assertive Japan, and one that is attempting to reshape the future of the US-Japan alliance and Japan's place in the region. Yet these developments ar
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The Future of Australia-Japan relations
Since 2007 Australia-Japan relations have been dominated by the difference of opinion between Australia and Japan over whaling and by China overtaking Japan as Australia's largest trading partner (although Japan is still Australia's most important economic partner). A countervailing development has been the gradual strengthening of bilateral defence and security ties in recent years. Ambassador Kojima will discuss the enduring significance of Japan-Australia relations to the peoples of Japan and
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Japan?s Elections : Expert commentary by Mike Green
Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service, Michael Green, discusses the nature and significance of Japan?s most recent elections.
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21F.027J Visualizing Cultures (MIT)
In this new course, students will study how images have been used to shape the identity of peoples and cultures. A prototype digital project looking at American and Japanese graphics depicting the opening of Japan to the outside world in the 1850s will be used as a case study to introduce the conceptual and practical issues involved in "visualizing cultures". The major course requirement will be creation and presentation of a project involving visualized cultures.
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Contemporary Japanese Cinema - Domestic Appeal vs International Prestige - Dr John Berra
Dr John Berra is an Independent Scholar and Author who has written extensively about American and Japanese Independent Cinema. His most recent book is The Directory of World Cinema: Japan to be released in February 2010. This talk was organised by the Coventry University East Asian Film Society.
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"It Was Vital Not to Lose Vietnam by Force to Communism": Leslie Gelb Analyzes the Roots of U.S. Inv
During World War II, the U.S. collaborated with the resistance group the Vietminh and their leader, Ho Chi Minh, in their fight against Japan. In the postwar period, however, the U.S. feared Communist expansion into Southeast Asia. In 1954, as France withdrew its forces in defeat, the Geneva Accords ...
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Pollen Bots Activity
This activity visits the Japanese Weather Site that uses pollen monitoring robots as part of a remote sensing system in Japan. The robots collect current pollen counts in Japan.
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Implementing Mobile and e-learning in Health and Social Care
As part of a submission for the IMS Global Award, this film discusses the outputs of the ALPS CETL and demonstrates the impact that they have had on learning and assessment in practice settings, particularly focussing on the development of competency maps, 360degree multiprofessional asessment tools and the use of mobile technology to deliver these innovative assessment processes to the Health and Social Care students on placement.
Author(s): Jill Taylor,Catherine Coates,Trudie Roberts,Chris

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Pearl Harbor Remembered

Pearl Harbor Remembered - On December 7th in 1941 the Japanese raided Pearl Harbor.  This was one of the great defining moments in history.  Video starts with the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii.  Video is a series of pictures showing Pearl Harbor, before the attack, during the attack, and after the attack.   In the background is the speech President Franklin Roosevelt gave to Congress to declare wa
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To the Shores of Iwo Jima (ca.1945) 1 of 2
Incredible color footage of the Battle of Iwo Jima An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically c
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To the Shores of Iwo Jima (ca.1945) 2 of 2
Incredible color footage of the Battle of Iwo Jima An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, this 20 minute Technicolor production unfolds with graphic energy the nearly month long battle for Iwo Jima, a volcanic island lying 700 miles southeast of Japan, in which 20000 Japanese and nearly 7000 American fighting men were killed, a struggle eternalized by Joe Rosenthal's photograph of five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a giant U.S. flag atop 550 foot high Mt. Suribachi, cinematically c
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Revolution in China
China, because of its large population and abundant natural resources, has played a significant role in international affairs since the eighteenth century. However, during its long war with Japan during World War II, China was severely weakened. The Chinese suffered over two million casualties, in addition to significant damage to private property and the nation's infrastructure. The Chinese morale and standard of living were greatly diminished, and China was ripe for a revolution. Mao Tse Tung
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Geography of Japan
This is a slide show (no narration) about the geography of Japan. Yhe slide show includes the different landforms and water forms that can be found in the area. The viewer may have to open the images to 'full screen' as many of the slides have detailed maps.
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Geisha Fan Fance
Geisha from Japan performing at the Japanese street festival in Washington, DC. (0:25)
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Amphibious Robot Snake

The ACM-R5 robot snake can glide through water elegantly. It was developed by the Hirose-Fukushima Robotics Lab in Japan.

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