On this page the Japan Considered Project presents occasional papers related to the themes we cover. Please request permission of authors for citation or reprint.

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Robert C. Angel, 2007. An Education About Asia interview by EAA Editor, Dr. Lucien Ellington, for the Winter 2007 [Volume 12, Number 3] edition, pp. 53-56. The interview describes Angel's background related to Japan, the origins of the Japan Considered Project, and its contents.
Robert C. Angel, 1994. "Pork, People, Procedure, or Policy: What Will Reconfigure Japan's Political Party System?" Presented to the Southern Japan Seminar, October 8, 1994, Panama City Beach, Florida. This is a paper I did soon after passage of the 1994 Lower House electoral system reform bill in which I speculated on the determinants of the new political party system. Since the system has yet to settle down, some of the analysis may still be of interest.

John C. Campbell and Ethan Scheiner, 2004. "Frag-mentation and Power" This was originally written in the late 1980s as a response to some articles on Japan politics, but I never could get it into shape to be an article. It did circulate around, and Ethan Scheiner picked it up back when he was a graduate student; he kindly offered to work on updating and polishing it as well as adding some good ideas of his own. The result, the paper for an AAS presentation in 2004, is attached. We still intend to work on it so comments are welcome.

Edward J. Lincoln, 2004. "Economic Security and U.S. Leadership: Has Globalization Changed the Need for American Leadership in the World Economic System?" Presented to The Learning Exchange, October 29, 2004, at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort.
Gregg A. Rubinstein, 2007. "U.S.-Japan Missile Defense Cooperation: Current Status, Future Prospects." A paper presented September 26, 2007 at the Stockholm University Center for Pacific Asia Studies (CPAS), to be published in the Stockholm Journal of East Asian Studies.
Leonard J. Schoppa, 2006. "The 2006 Koizumi Succession in Historical Perspective," presented May 31, 2006, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.