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USC Student Debate on Population Issues: USCの学生による人口問題のディベート [Report]

USC Student Debate on Population Issues: USCの学生による人口問題のディベート

Place: Economics Department Classroom, USC, Los Angeles, California;
場所: ロサンゼルスの南カリフォルニア大学経済学部の教室
Class: Debate on Population Problem in Economic Development
クラス:経済発展における人口問題に関するディベート
Issue: Pros and cons on population control; focusing on China and India
イシュー:人口抑制策の是非;中国とインドのケース
Reference: Debate Manual: https://lnkd.in/g4Rks3Y
参考: "ディベートの手引き" https://lnkd.in/gD-E4zq

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My Debate Class at USC to discuss population issues in economic development, mainly focusing on China & India; Students' opinions are evenly divided over the Chinese style of population control:
南カリフォルニア大学での「ディベート」のクラスで、特に中国とインドの経済発展における人口抑制策を議論: 中国型の人口抑制策への学生の賛否はほぼ半々.
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Debate Practice for Japanese Students: 日本人学生のディベート実践 [Report]

Debate Practice for Japanese Students in Silicon Valley, California
カリフォルニア・シリコンバレーでの日本人学生のディベート実践

Date: March 20-21, 2017; 日時:2017年3月20日~21日
Place: Pacific Motor Inn, San Jose, California: 場所:カリフォルニア・サンノゼ
Program: Kyushu Univ 5 week ELEP program: プログラム:九州大学5週間海外研修

A group of students from Kyushu University practiced a "formal debate" in the final week of their training program, organized by the Kyushu Univ. office in Silicon Valley, California.
Two important issues, AI (artificial intelligence) and nuclear energy, are taken up in the debate, first in Japanese on March 20, and then in English on March 21.
"Learning by doing" was the approach taken here, as this was a new experience for most students.
In this two-day practice, the students were offered opportunities to learn many things, from English to debate manner in addition to the issues themselves. In fact, on this program, especially in the debate practice, all the students made really impressive progress in the presentation and exchange of their opinions in Japanese and English as well.
For more details about the issues, see the reference at the bottom of this page.

九州大学カリフォルニア・シリコンバレーオフィスの研修に参加した学生たちによるディベートの実践。
2つの重要なイシューが取り上げられた:AI(人工知能)と原発問題。
初日(3月20日)は日本語で、翌日(3月21日)には英語で実施。
ほとんどの学生にとって公式ディベートは初めてだったこともあり「やりながら学ぶ」という方法をとり、イシューそのものに加えて英語からディベートのマナーにいたる多くことを学ぶ機会が提供された。
実際にこの研修プログラム、特にディベート実践によって、すべての学生が日本語および英語で自分の意見を表明し討論する能力と態度について目覚ましい進歩を遂げたといえる。
イシューの内容については、一番下の「参考」に掲載。

Program coordinator M. Matsuo introducing debate instructor T. Miyao
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Students' debate on nuclear energy: "Pro" side (left) vs. "Con" side (right)
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Final comments by Prof. Takamatsu and Group photo of all participants
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Reference; 参考
Distribution material handed out to students prior to the debate
ディベート用に事前に学生たちに配布された参考資料
イシュー1:AI(人工知能)の将来は我々人間にとって福音か脅威か。あなたは推進派か慎重派か。
Issue 1: Is the future of AI likely a blessing or a threat for human beings? Are you bullish or cautious about the future of AI?
サイドA:推進派の立場:
AIの進歩はめざましく、我々の生活や仕事を根本から変えつつある。それはすでに情報、金融、商業などのサービスがますます便利になっていることに示されている。生産性も生活水準もAIの発展に伴って著しく改善するので、もっとも進歩したAIを持つ者が世界の将来を左右することになるであろう。
Side A: AI is advancing and helping our life and work significantly, as already shown in ever more convenient services in information, financial and retail business. Our productivity and living standard will be improved substantially with the development of AI, and those who possess the most advanced AI will prevail in the world in the future.
サイドB:慎重派の立場:
AIは誰の予想よりも速く進歩していて、すでに我々の仕事をかなり奪いつつあり、先端的な産業でさえも倒産、失業、低賃金などの深刻な問題を生み出している。そのような産業は実は最先端のAI技術を持つ数少ない巨大企業によって支配されている。その上、AIは間もなく「シンギュラりティー点」を超えて、人間がコントロールできなくなり、破壊的な結果をもたらす可能性がある。
Side B: AI is advancing itself faster than anyone has predicted, already replacing some workers and creating serious problems such as bankruptcies, unemployment and low wages even in advanced industries, which are now dominated by few giant companies with advanced AI technology. Furthermore, AI is bound to reach the "singularity point" beyond which AI could be uncontrollable and disastrous for human beings.

イシュー2:原発は、我々のエネルギー、技術、環境などのニーズの観点から必要か不必要か。あなたは原発に賛成ですか反対ですか。
Issue 2: Is nuclear power necessary or unnecessary to satisfy our needs for energy, technology, the environment, etc. Are you for or against nuclear energy?
サイドA:賛成派の立場:
資源に乏しい日本のような国では、原発がエネルギーと環境のニーズの両立というジレンマに応えるために、石炭、石油、天然ガスという化石燃料に対する唯一の現実的な代替エネルギーであり、クリーンな再生可能資源がまだエネルギー供給のごく僅かな部分にしか過ぎず、しかもコストが上昇している状況では特にそうである。原発の安全問題は、国際協力によって最新でより安全な原発技術の開発と投資によって対処する以外にない。
Side A: In a country like Japan without much natural resources, nuclear power is the only realistic alternative to fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas, to reconcile the dilemma to satisfy both energy and environmental needs, as clean renewable resources are still a tiny fraction of energy supply with rising costs. The nuclear safety issue can only be addressed by international cooperation to develop and invest in newer and safer nuclear power technology.
サイドB:反対派の立場:
一国がエネルギーのニーズを満たすために、原発に依存するのは、あまりに深刻な問題があり危険なことである。コスト面でも、原子力発電所を稼働されるために必要な安全上の措置を考えても、もちろん原発事故が起こった時の膨大な費用を考慮しても高すぎる。さらに深刻なのは、核廃棄物の問題で、その処理は既存の技術では可能でないことである。原発なしにはエネルギー不足が短期的には避けられないが、クリーンな再生可能エネルギーを奨励して長期的なニーズを満たす以外にない。
Side B: Nuclear energy is too hazardous and dangerous for any country to rely on to satisfy its energy needs, and also it is too costly in view of all the safety measures required for nuclear power plant operations and, most of all, enormous costs imposed on society in case of accident. Equally serious is the nuclear waste issue, which cannot be treated with existing technologies. Although, without nuclear power, energy shortage may be unavoidable in the short run, clean renewable energy should be encouraged to meet the long-run energy needs.
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Stanford Seminar on China in South Asia on Feb. 21, 2017 [Report]

Stanford Seminar: "China in South Asia's New Strategic Quadrangle"

Date/Time: February 21(T), 2017, 4:30-6:00pm
Venue: Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, Stanford
Sponsored by: Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Speaker: Evan A. Feigenbaum, Vice Chairman, The Paulson Institute
Webpage: http://fsi.stanford.edu/events/china-south-asia%E2%80%99s-new-strategic-quadrangle
"South Asia is one of the least economically integrated regions of the world, but its future can no longer be divorced from broader trends in a dynamic, volatile, yet increasingly integrated Asia........ In this talk, Feigenbaum will explore China's changing role in South Asia but especially the complex interaction there among four big powers ("Asia's new strategic quadrangle) - India, China, the US, and Japan"
Dr. Evan Feigenbaum's talk and Q&A session
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Comment: Despite its regionally focused title, the actual talk encompassed a whole range of strategic and economic changes in Asia and the Pacific rim. A strong message of the speaker emerged toward the end of his talk, especially during the Q&A session, that there seems to be no single, unified policy approach to various countries and regions on the part of China to dominate the whole region or the world for that matter, as is often feared by Western observers. This means that even if the US withdraws from some of the region-wide activities in Asia Pacific such as TPP, China could not automatically become the dominant strategic and economic power in the region; an "anti-alarmist" argument which reminds us of Dr. Harold Trinkunas' seminar on "China's role in Latin America" at Stanford on Feb. 1, 2017. See the following report:
Harold Trinkunas (Center for Int'l Security & Cooperation, Stanford) "A 'Comprehensive and Cooperative Partnership'?: Assessing China's Role in Latin America"
http://miyao-blog.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2017-02-02
(Takahiro Miyao)
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"How to Debate" for Students from Kyushu U.: 九大生のための「ディベートの仕方」 [Report]

Lecture on "How to Debate" for Students from Kyushu U.@SJSU Campus
九大生グループのための「ディベートのやり方」の講義@サンノゼ州立大学キャンパス

Date/Time: 2/21(T), 2017, 1:30-2:15pm; 日時 2月21日(火)13:30~14:15
Place: SJSU Engineering Building: 場所 サンノゼ州立大学・工学部ビル

A brief instruction about "how to debate" was given to a group of students from Kyushu University, participating in their five-week training program in Silicon Valley. Their actual debate exercise will be held in late March.
シリコンバレーで5週間の研修を受けている九州大学の学生たちに「ディベートのやり方」についての講義があった。ディベートの実習は3月後半に実施される予定。

SJSU Campus Scene; サンノゼ州立大学のキャンパス風景
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Engineering Building & Student Union; 工学部ビルと学生食堂周辺の様子
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Dr Matsuo's introduction & Dr Miyao's lecture; 松尾氏による紹介と宮尾氏の講義
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References; 参考
1. "Debate Manual" (Illustrations by T. Miyao): https://youtu.be/xfLQAUzikkQ
2. 「ディベートの手引き」(絵・宮尾尊弘): https://youtu.be/4V9tlXwtypo
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Revisit to SF Bay Area (2017/1/31-2/2): SFベイエリア再訪 [Report]

Visit to SF Bay Area (1/31-2/2, 2017): SFベイエリア訪問(2017/1/31-2/2)

Main purposes: To give a "Certificate of Appreciation" to outgoing JUNBA Chair & Osaka Univ. office head Mr. Kabasawa, and consult with Kyushu Univ. office head Mr. Matsuo about my upcoming debate class for his student group, as well as to attend three Stanford seminars on Japan and China.
訪問の主目的: 間もなくJUNBA(ベイエリア大学ネットワーク)代表と阪大北米センター長の職を退く樺澤氏に「感謝状」を贈呈し、また九大カリフォルニアオフィス代表の松尾氏とディベート実施について相談するとともに、日本と中国に関する3つのスタンフォード大セミナーに参加すること。

Day 1: January 31(T) ; 1日目:1月31日(火)
Revisiting Osaka Univ. Office in SF: 大阪大学北米センター・樺澤氏再訪
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Revisiting JSPA Office in Berkeley: JSPSオフィス・田宮氏再訪
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Seminar on Japanese Women in Business: スタンフォードセミナー「日本の女性とビジネス」
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Day 2: February 1(W) ; 2日目:2月1日(水)
Attending two seminars on Japan & China; 日本と中国についてのセミナー参加
Venue: Encina Hall, Stanford University; 場所:スタンフォート大学エンシナホール
Seminar report: セミナー報告: http://miyao-blog.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2017-02-02

Seminar 1) 12:00-1:30pm; セミナー1:12:00-13:30
"Corporate Governance Reform in Japan"; 「日本の企業統治改革」
Speaker: Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda Univ); 宮島英昭早稲田大学教授
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Seminar 2) 4:30-6:00pm; セミナー2: 16:30-18:00
"A 'Comprehensive and Cooperative Partnership'?: China's Role in Latin America";
「包括的で協力的なパートナーシップか?:中南米での中国の役割」
Speaker: Harold Trinkunas (Center for Int'l Security & Cooperation, Stanford)
Moderator/Commentator: Thomas Fingar (FSI, Stanford Univ.)
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Day 3: February 2(Th) ; 3日目:2月2日(木)
Revisiting Kyushu Univ. Office to meet Mr. Matsuo & visiting Univ. members
九州大学オフィスで松尾代表および訪問中の山田淳九大教授グループと会合
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Leaving SFO for LAX in the afternoon: 午後にSF空港発でLAへ
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Stanford Seminars on Japan & China on Feb. 1, 2017 [Report]

Stanford Seminars on Japan and China

Date: February 1(W), 2017
Venue: Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, Stanford Univeristy

1) 12:00-1:30pm
"Corporate Governance Reform in Japan": Japan Colloquium Series
Speaker: Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University)
Moderator/Commentator: Takeo Hoshi (FSI, Stanford University)
(From seminar abstract):
Since Abenomics launched corporate governance reforms as the third arrow of its policies mix, a series of reform measures were introduced such as Stewardship Code, Corporate Governance Code, organizing JPX 400 by Tokyo Stock Exchange. In this presentation, first, recent changes of governance arrangement in Japanese firms are summarized, and some agenda for further reforms is suggested.
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Prof. Hideaki Miyajima: http://www.rieti.go.jp/users/miyajima-hideaki/
(English) http://www.rieti.go.jp/users/miyajima-hideaki/index_en.html
(Miyao's report):
Very informative presentation about recent developments in corporate governance reform in Japan. A more detailed account of current issues on this subject matter should be found in Prof. Miyajima's forthcoming book "Corporate Governance and Growth Strategy" (「企業統治と成長戦略」to be published soon, as he pointed out. From the viewpoint of economic theorists like myself, it was quite interesting to hear from him that the current "hybrid" arrangement of Japanese corporate organization, combining the traditional "Japan model" and the "US model" of corporate governance, appears to be stable, contrary to theoretical intuition. Prof. Miyajima did not provide an explanation about this stability property, other than saying that many of the Japanese representative firms seem to have been in some hybrid situation for more than a decade without showing any sign to go to either the purely Japanese or US model. Hopefully in his forthcoming book, at least some more detailed, especially theoretical, account will be presented to persuade both theorists and empiricists on this matter.

2) 4:30-6:00pm
"A 'Comprehensive and Cooperative Partnership'?: Assessing China's Role in Latin America": Asia-Pacific Research Center Event
Speaker: Harold Trinkunas (Center for Int'l Security & Cooperation, Stanford)
Moderator/Commentator: Thomas Fingar (FSI, Stanford Univ.)
(From seminar abstract):
Latin American trade with China has grown exponentially since 2000. Major loans and investments also add to China’s growing role in the region’s economy. China has become an important alternative for capital, trade and technology for Latin America, but without the policy conditionality that regional governments have traditionally experienced in relations with developed countries. As part of a project on China-Latin American relations at the Brookings Institution, Harold Trinkunas assesses how China’s growing economic relations actually influence politics and policies across the region.
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Harold Trinkunas: http://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/people/harold-trinkunas
Thomas Fingar: http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/people/thomas_fingar
(Miyao's report):
Very comprehensive and balanced analysis of China's political, economic, and strategic influence in the Latin American region. However, the bottom line conclusion of the speaker's (and the commentator's) argument was something like "China's influence on Latin America in the foreseeable future would be more limited than generally perceived, regardless of what happens to the both Chinese and American sides (even under the Trump administration), in view of the long-term relationship between Latin America and the advanced Western countries, especially the US, still dominating Latin American economies," a view which is not so easily subscribed to by Asian observers like myself, who are more concerned about China's hegemony in Asia and the Pacific-rim region including some Latin American countries, especially in the aftermath of the failure of TPP. as I questioned to these two specialists, who answered my question by saying that the US could effectively deal with Pacific-rim nations even in a bilateral fashion, as US President Trump suggested. We all hope so.
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2016 Mini-Conference on Disasters and Recovery [Report]

2016 Mini-Conference on Disasters and Recovery@University of Tokyo

Date/Time: December 19, 2016, 9:30am-17:15pm
Place: University of Tokyo, Kojima Hall, Seminar Room No. 1
Organizers:
Yasuyuki Sawada, Univ. of Tokyo and Daniel P. Aldrich, Northeastern Univ.
Program:
9:30-9:40 Conference Welcome from Prof. Yasuyuki Sawada
Session 1: 9:40-12:10 Chair, Yasuyuki Sawada
(Left) Toru Tsuboya, Tohoku Univ. "Types of disaster damage and change in depressive symptoms among survivors in Iwanuma, Miyagi"; (Right) Naoki Kondo, Tokyo Univ. "Disasters, economic crisis and social capital: evidence from social epidemiology"
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(Left) Daniel Aldrich, Northeastern Univ. "How social capital matters during and after disasters"; (Right) Q&A session
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Session 2; 12:50-17:15 Chair, Daniel P. Aldrich
(Left) Jamie Lien, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, "Major earthquake experiences and presently-focused expenditures"; (Right) Yuki Higuchi, Nagoya City Univ. "Disaster aid targeting and political connection: Evidence from the Philippines"
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(Left) Yasuyuki Sawada, Tokyo Univ. "Disaster and preference: A united thery and evidence from the Philippines and Japan"; (Right) Masaharu Tsubokura, Tokyo Univ. "Medical assistance for the 23km zone after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster"
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(Left) Minhaj Mahmud, BRAC Univ., "Natural disaster and risk sharing behavior: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh”; (Right) Yasuyuki Sawada, Tokyo Univ., Closing Remarks
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Stanford Event: Nuclear Safety And Security In Northeast Asia: A Panel Discussion [Report]

Nuclear Safety And Security In Northeast Asia: A Panel Discussion (October 19, 2016)
Sponsored by: Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Date/Time: October 19(W), 12:00-1:30pm
Venue: Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford

Moderator:
Takeo Hoshi, Henri H. and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow in Japanese Studies, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Panelists:
Liyou Zha, Deputy Consul General of the People Public of China, San Francisco
Shouichi Nagayoshi, Deputy Consul General of Japan, San Francisco
Jimin Kim, Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Korea, San Francisco
Phillip Lipscy, TheThomas Rohlen Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Associate Professor of Political Science
Photo:
Prof. T. Hoshi, Mr. L. Zha, Mr. S. Nagayoshi, Mr. J. Kim and Prof. P. Lipscy
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Webpage: https://events.stanford.edu/events/628/62811/
"Northeast Asia is now a central arena to determine the future of nuclear safety and security. The Fukushima nuclear accident, and its ongoing aftermath, is at the forefront of the debate over the utility of nuclear energy in resolving global issues of climate change and energy security. And North Korea’s headlong rush towards acquisition of nuclear weapons and delivery systems has sparked talk of going nuclear in both South Korea and China and discussion over how to provide extended deterrence, including the role of missile defense."

Review:
When diplomats stationing in a local city like San Francisco talk about national and international issues such as nuclear safety and security, all you can expect is what may be called "diplomatic talks." It was no exception this time, as the three diplomats claimed that their governments were doing their best in achieving "nuclear safety and security" by cooperating among the three countries, even in dealing with the "trust deficit" issue about nuclear safety and the "North Korea" issue about nuclear security.
Whenever they had to mention some unresolved problems, the key word "challenge" was used to avoid admission of inabilities or even failures in addressing such problems.
It turned out to be so obviously "diplomatic," when the three deputy consuls responded to the question from the floor, asking how their governments are dealing with the public's strong opposition to nuclear power, that is, the problem of seemingly increasing trust deficit: the Korean deputy consul said something like "educating people," and the Japanese deputy consul emphasized "dialogue with the public," while the Chinese deputy consul somewhat surprisingly that "the government listens and can change its mind in building nuclear plants," although that could happen only in some neighborhoods, but certainly not for the nation as a whole, as the Chinese diplomat himself initially presented that there were 27 nuclear power plants currently in operation, and 25 more under construction, which looks like a very aggressive pro-nuclear power policy.
Prof. Lipscy raised an interesting point regarding the possible implications of changing political atmosphere and shifting public opinions in the US regarding nuclear proliferation in Asia, but unfortunately there was no response from any panelist or even from the floor. Probably, we need another round of panel discussion, preferably by specialists, on such an issue.
(T. Miyao)

References:
Stanford Colloquium:Japan's Great Earthquake & Nuclear Disaster: 5 Years Later" (March 10, 2016)
http://miyao-blog.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2016-03-11
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SVIF Seminar "Differences to Make a Successful Venture": 「成功できるベンチャーは何が違うのか」 [Report]

SVIF Seminar: Mitch Kitamura "Differences to Make Successful Venture"
北村充崇「成功できるベンチャーは何が違うのか~我々ができること」(2016年5月13日)

Title タイトル: "Differences to Make a Successful Venture -- What to Do";
「成功できるベンチャーは何が違うのか~我々ができること」
Speaker スピーカー: Mitch Kitamura; 北村充崇 (Managing Director, DraperNexus)
Date/Time 日時: May 13(F), 2016, 7:30-9:00pm; 5月13日(金)19:30~21:00
Venue 場所: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA
Website ウェブサイト: http://www.svinnovationforum.org/event_in_sv

Mr. Kitamura's Presentation at SVIF Seminar; SVIFセミナーでの北村充崇氏のプレゼン
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Report:
Based on his venture capitalist career for two decades, Mitch Kitamura (Managing Director of DraperNexus Ventures) made quite an impressive and informative presentation about recent trends in venture business in Silicon Valley at his SVIF seminar for mostly Japanese business audience in Northern California.
After identifying four target areas for current venture business, namely, big data-based insurance, autonomous vehicles, cyber security, and blockchain, he listed key factors which seem to differentiate successful ventures from unsuccessful ones -- (1) grit (or resolve), (2) persuasive story, and (3) fast growth.
On the other hand, the single most important reason for failure appears to be "no market lead", that is, no market demand for the new product developed by venture business, according to Mr. Kitamura.
However, there were quite a few questions about this statement from the audience, pointing out that at least some of the successful venture businesses made a success, exactly because there were no markets for their products until they produced and marketed -- so the question is how to resolve this dilemma for venture business.
Apparently no clear answer exists, but what Mr. Kitamura called the Silicon Valley Rules could give a good suggestion as to how to deal with this dilemma for future success in venture business: that is, (1) pay it forward: give and take, (2) do and build a thing, (3) open to feedback, and (4) be excited with what you do -- very good advice indeed.
(Reported by T. Miyao)
報告
20年に渡るベンチャーキャピタリストの経験に基づき、北村氏は主に北カリフォルニア地域の日本人のビジネス関係者を対象とするSVIF講演会で、シリコンバレーでのベンチャービジネスの最近のトレンドについて非常に印象深く極めて有益な内容のプレゼンを行った。
まず、最近のベンチャービジネスがターゲットとしている4つの分野、つまりビッグデータによる保険サービス、自動運転の乗り物、サイバーセキュリティー、およびブロックチェインを挙げた後に、成功できるベンチャーをそうでないものから分ける重要な要因をリストした。
それらは、(1)やり抜く力、ないし気概、(2)説得力あるストーリー、および(3)急成長力。
これに対して北村氏によると、失敗する最大の要因は、市場が存在しなかった、つまり新製品を開発しても誰も買わなかったことであるという。
しかしながら、この点については参加者から色々な関連質問が出て、これまで成功したベンチャービジネスのいくつかは、まさにその商品が生み出されて売りに出されるまでは市場がなかったケースがあることが指摘されたーーこの点をどうするかはベンチャービジネスの真のジレンマと言えるのかもしれない。
それについての明確な答えはないが、北村氏が最後に触れた「シリコンバレーの掟」が、このジレンマを乗り越えて将来の成功を導くための示唆を与えているようにみえる。それらは、(1)まず自分が与えてから何かを得る、(2)やってみる、モノを作ってみる、(3)他人の意見に耳を傾ける、そして(4)自分のやることに情熱を注ぐーー実に良いアドバイスである。
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Stanford Seminar on” Immigration Policies”: スタンフォード・セミナー「移民政策について」 [Report]

Stanford OpenXChange Seminar: "Learning About Immigration Policies"
スタンフォード・オープンXチェンジ・セミナー「移民政策について学ぶ」(2016年5月12日)

Title タイトル: "Learning Together About Immigration Policies & Experiences"
Panelists パネリスト :
Shanto Iyengar, Chair in Communication, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Communication Laboratory
Ana Minian, Assistant Professor, Department of History and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE)
Greg Walton, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Date/Time 日時: May 12(Th) 15:30-17:00
Venue 場所: Branner Hall Lounge, Stanford
Website ウェブサイト: https://events.stanford.edu/events/605/60599/
Sponsored by 主催: OpenXChange, CCSRE, El Centro Y Chicano, Immigrants' Rights Law Clinic, Stanford Humanities Center, SIG, Stanford Law School

Panel at the Seminar in Branner Hall Lounge: セミナーでのパネリストのプレゼン
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Report (English/Japanese):
At this interactive seminar, three panelists specializing in history and policy of immigration presented their views and analyses on the highly controversial issue, especially in the current presidential election year.
Reflecting their disciplines, their presentations and subsequent discussions tended to emphasize a close link between the immigration issue and racial problems within the context of US politics and policy choices, thus often resulting in rather short-term fluctuations in public interest and enthusiasm in this issue, as some panelist pointed out.
What is missing in this seminar as well as public discussion in the US seems to be the analysis and understanding of long-term cost and benefit of immigration, especially in economic terms, from the national and international viewpoint.
(Reported by T. Miyao)
報告
このインタラクティブなセミナーで、移民の歴史や政策の専門家である3人のパネリストが、大統領選挙の年に特に論争が激しくなる移民問題についての意見や分析のプレセンを行った。
パネリストたちの専門分野を反映して、プレゼンもその後の討論も、米国の政治と政策について移民問題を人種問題に関連付ける傾向が明らかで、そのため米国民のこの問題に対する関心の高まりが短期間に上下する結果になることがパネリストによっても指摘された。
このセミナーでも一般の米国民の間の議論でも欠けがちなのは、移民が持つ長期的なベネフィットとコスト、特に国全体や世界全体の視点から経済面での効果の分析や理解ではないかと感じさせるものであった。
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