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East West Center
 

The East-West Center was established by the United States Congress in 1960 to "promote better relations and understanding between the United States and the nations of Asia and the Pacific through cooperative study, training and research." Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, corporations, and a number of Asian and Pacific governments.

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The Institute of Social Science (ISS) founded in 1946 at the prestigeous University of Tokyo is one of Japan's leading centers of research in political science, demography, history and sociology. ISS publishes the quarterly newsletter Social Science Japan, the SSJ Journal and an occasional series of discussion papers.

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JPRI is the brainchild of Japan expert and policy gadfly Chalmers Johnson. Dr. Johnson, often labelled as a "revisionist", has authored several of the seminal works in post-WWII Japanese political economy, including MITI and the Japanese Miracle: The Growth of Industrial Policy, 1925-1975. JPRI is an attempt to bring a variety of critical academic voices to the U.S.-Japan relations policy debate through conferences, public lectures, and research. At the website, the Institute's periodical, JPRI Critique, as well as a series of occasional papers are available to members with a password.

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Specializes in providing educational information about Japan. The audience is K-12 students, teachers, specialists and curriculum developers.

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The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) is a leading research institute focusing primarily on the effects of the emerging "info-society" on Japanese culture, politics and economics. Headed by the eminent scholar Dr. Shupei Kumon, GLOCOM is both student and advocate of information technologies.

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