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From the Far East to the Old West: Chinese and Japanese Settlers in Montana


Understanding New Political Realities in Seoul:

Working toward a Common Approach to Strengthen U.S.-Korean Relations


Change in Human Flows between the United States and Japan: Report and Policy Implications


Toward an Ideal Security State for Northeast Asia 2025


One Step Back? Reassessing an Ideal Security State for Asia 2025


Asia Perspectives

Asia Perspectives, the Foundation's periodic publication, was published twice a year 1998-2003. Asia Perspectives communicated insights about contemporary U.S.-Asia issues from a diverse group of prominent opinion leaders in the United States and Asia.


Volume 5, Issue 2, Spring 2003

The Mike Mansfield Centennial Issue, Mike Mansfield on U.S.-Asia Relations: In His Own Voice with commentary from Edward Baker, Richard Bush, Chen Jian, Han Seung Soo, Lee Hong-Koo, Edward J. Lincoln, Ezra Vogel, Yang Yiping; 100 Years of Koreans in America; The Mike Mansfield Fellowships: A Legacy of Commitment to the U.S.-Japan Relationship

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Fall 2002

Northeast Asia Regional Relationships: Reconciling the Past, Focusing on the Future; Legal Reform in Japan; U.S. Media Coverage of Japan's Economy

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Volume 4, Issue 2, Spring 2002

U.S.-Asia Security Relations in the Aftermath of September 11; Emergency Preparedness: A Japan-U.S. Comparison; and Mike Mansfield 1903-2001, Tributes and Remembrances.

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Volume 4, Issue 1, Fall 2001

Turning Down the Heat: Harmonizing the Global Climate Change Agenda

Letter from the Executive Director
Articles: Global Climate Change in Brief; Beyond Bonn: Forging a Global Agreement by Eileen Claussen; Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific Region: Opportunity and Crisis by Matthew Taylor; Combating Global Warming: A Common Task for Mankind by Hiroshi Ohki; Japan's Energy Policy: Working Together to Provide Clean Air and Abundant Energy for a Better Future by Diane T. Hooie; Approaches to Combat Global Warming: Examples from Japan's Automobile Manufacturers by Masayo Hasegawa; China and Global Warming by Dadi Zhou and William Chandler; Climate Change Policy for Korea: Challenge and Opportunity for a Sustainable Future by Hoesung Lee.


Volume 3, Issue 2, March 2001

Incubating Innovation: Entrepreneurship in Asia
Articles: What Makes a Country Entrepreneurial? Lessons for Asia by Erik R. Pages; Success and Failure in the New Economy: Essential Elements by Lester C. Thurow; Why is Entrepreneurship Weak in Japan? by Hideaki Tanaka; Entrepreneurship Profile—Empowering the New Breed of Japanese Woman: Kumi Sato and by Mary-Jane Atwater; Entrepreneurship in the Transformation of China's Economic System by Qiwei Chen; Korea's Business Start-Ups: Current Trands and Outlook by Jang-Hee Yoo; and commentary, Regulatory Transparency in Japan: Half Full or Half Empty? by Michael J. Marcus.

Volume 3, Issue 1, August 2000

Advancing the U.S.-Japan Relationship: Leaders Who Have Made a Difference.
Articles on: Akio Morita by Toru Takanarita; Mike Mansfield by Sam Jameson and Shigeru Komago; Dr. Henry Kissinger by Yoshiki Hidaka; Dr. Leo Esaki by Tsutomu Yamagushi; Lafcadio Hearn by Charles Burress; "The Boulder Boys" by Edith Terry; and commentary, The New Economy Through Japanese Eyes: Reflections from a Mansfield Center Program by Weston Konishi.


Volume 2, Issue 2, December 1999

The Rule of Law: Perspectives from Japan, China and Korea. Articles by Takashi Oshimura, Xixin Wang and Joon-Hyung Hong. Plus Marcus Noland on Asia's Economic Recovery, and Pat Murdo on Cultural Views of Water Policy.


Volume 2, Issue 1, August 1999

Japan, the United States and Myself: Global Challenges and Responsibilities.

The Mansfield America-Pacific Lecture by Sadako Ogata with commentary from Kenneth Pyle, Alfred Nakatsuma and Yoshimasa Hayashi. Plus "The Old West of Chinese and Japanese Settlers: New Mansfield Center Documentary," by Pat Murdo.


Volume 1, Issue 2, December 1998

Views from the Inside: Mansfield Fellows Evaluate Popular Commentary on Japanese Politics,
by Leonard J. Schoppa Jr. Plus, commentary from Kiichi Fujiwara and Toru Takanarita on changes in Japan.


Volume 1, Issue 1, April 1998

Japan Today: A Dialogue with Michael Armacost and Walter Mondale with comments from Akira Iriye, Chalmers Johnson, Sadako Ogata and Ezra Vogel.
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