17November2018

First robot to talk in space: Kirobo

Summary Japan’s Kirobo talking robot says its first words in space: ‘One small step’ Japan’s Kirobo has become the first robot to speak in outer space, showcasing the country’s drive to combine technology with [...]

One Small Step for a Robot in Space

KIROBO’S JOURNEY SO FAR Kirobo was first unveiled at a press conference in Tokyo in June. It was created by Tomotaka Takahashi in collaboration with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Robo [...]

Origins of Japan’s Electric Power and the Fukushima Disaster: A Historical Perspective

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Speaker: Takeo Kikkawa Professor of Japanese Business History, Hitotsubashi University Moderator: Shinju Fujihira Associate Director of the Program on US-Japan [...]

Do Nuclear Power Plants Benefit Japan’s Local Communities? | Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Speaker: Jun Saito Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University Moderator: Susan J. Pharr Director, Program on US-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer [...]

Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery | Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Speaker: Daniel P. Aldrich Associate Professor of Political Science, Purdue University Moderator: Susan J. Pharr Director, Program on US-Japan Relations; Edwin [...]

Nuclear Power after Fukushima | Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Speaker: Charles Ferguson President, Federation of American Scientists Moderator: Susan J. Pharr Director, Program on US-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor [...]

Hope as the New Normal: National Recovery Through the 3/11 Disaster | Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Reischauer Institute Japan Forum Speaker: David Leheny Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University Moderator: Susan J. Pharr [...]

Rebuilding Japan | Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Program on US-Japan Relations Seminar Panalists: Robert Alan Feldman Managing Director, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd. Michael Reich Taro Takemi Professor [...]

Japan Disaster Response and Future Assessment | Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies A keynote presentation by Prof. Michael Sandel followed by an interdisciplinary panel discussion about the March 11 disaster in Japan. Keynote Speaker: Michael [...]