American Center, Mansfield Center,
and GISPRI JOINT Seminar
"National Identity and International Pressures"-SUMMARY-
8, 1999, Tokyo American Center - Mansfield Center of the Montana University
in USA and Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute
(GISPRI) co-hosted a seminar titled 哲ational Identity and International
Pressures・at the International House of Japan, with the keynote speaker,
Adjunct Prof. J. Shelton of the Mansfield Center.
More than one hundred participants gathered for the Seminar and listened
to Prof. Shelton痴 lecture under the chairmanship of Mr. Yasumoto, Executive
Director of GISPRI.
Prof. Shelton, who is the former Deputy OECD Secretary General, has
extensive knowledge and experiences in the issues of trade and commerce.
While commending on Japan's recognition of the value of deregulation,
she emphasized the significance of improving productivity by creative
technological innovation (requiring both humane and regulatory approaches),
and the changing of corporate governance, in order to generate new dynamism
according to OECD's advice to Japan. She also claimed that a key to
protect the national ability for independent decision-making under the
surge of globalization is to maintain optimism for future without fearing
for a change.
Active question and answer period followed her lecture
and the seminar was concluded with enthusiasm.