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June 2018

Japan’s Healthcare Strategy: In Support of a New Mandate for Japan’s Chief Medical Officer

Commentary

Ryo Kubota (Acucela, Keio University) discusses why greater strategic leadership will be required for Japan to address its healthcare challenges and explains how a new mandate for the country’s chief medical officer could address that need.

June 2018

Strengthening the U.S.-ROK Alliance for Job Creation and Sustainable Development (Innovative Asia - Seoul Workshop Report)

Reports

This report presents findings and recommendations from a high-level workshop co-convened by NBR and the University of Seoul to examine South Korea’s economic and public health outlook and explored opportunities for enhanced U.S.-ROK cooperation.

March 2018

Exploring the Context for Innovation Policy in Japan and South Korea

Sean Connell

Reports

This essay explores Japan’s and South Korea’s national innovation systems, considers potential implications for the two countries’ economic policy agendas, and examines related areas for engagement with the U.S. that could enhance national and global environments for innovation.

March 2018

Improving Population Health in the Era of Superaging: Japan’s Challenges and Opportunities

Kenji Shibuya and Shuhei Nomura

Reports

This essay examines the changing characteristics of the burden of disease in Japan and provides recommendations for national and local policymakers to improve public health in a rapidly aging population.

March 2018

The Unique Challenges for Life Science Innovation in Asia

Benjamin Shobert

Reports

This essay examines several short-term challenges to life science innovation in Asia and offers recommendations for balancing domestic political needs and innovation in a way that maximizes access to healthcare while controlling expenditures.

March 2017

China's Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology

Testimony

On March 16, 2017, NBR Senior Associate Benjamin Shobert testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at a Hearing on "China's Pursuit of Next Frontier Tech: Computing, Robotics, and Biotechnology."

April 2016

Priming the Pump: Applying Lessons Learned from High-Tech Innovation to the Life Sciences in China

Benjamin Shobert

Reports

This essay explores parallels between China’s approaches to clean technology and the life science sector in order to better understand the potential impact of Chinese innovation on the development of the global life science industry.

April 2016

Life Science Innovation in China

Xiaoru Fei and Joseph Wong

Reports

This essay examines China’s advances in the life science sector, discussing key aspects of China's innovation ecosystem and the supportive role played by the government.

June 2015

Voices from the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit: Health and the Environment

Expert Voices

May 29, 2015, NBR hosted an on-the-record media roundtable discussion in Beijing, China, as part of the 2015 Pacific Energy Summit. combating pollution, developing renewables and sustainable energy mixes, and the role of government in protecting health and energy security. Listen to audio and read select highlights.

June 2015

2015 Pacific Energy Summit Media Wrap-Up

Event Multimedia & Summary

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit hosted three on-the-record media roundtables on "U.S.-China Energy Cooperation," "The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia," and "Health and the Environment." Access the audio for each roundtable and links to featured expert quotes.

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China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Standards, Stakeholders, and Innovation: China's Evolving Role in the Global Knowledge Economy
Scott Kennedy, Richard P. Suttmeier and Jun Su
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Standards of Power? Technology, Institutions, and Politics in the Development of China's National Standards Strategy
Richard P. Suttmeier, Xiangkui Yao and Alex Zixiang Tan
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China's Post-WTO Technology Policy: Standards, Software, and the Changing Nature of Techno-Nationalism
Richard P. Suttmeier and Xiangkui Yao
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Regional Economic Implications of DPRK Security Behavior: The “Bold Switchover” Conference
Conference Report
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
Mikkal Herberg, Edward Lincoln, and Michael Wallace
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
Mikkal E. Herberg
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Electricity at the Right Price
Donald Hertzmark
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First Principles: Technology as an Enabler for Productive Power Markets
Peter Hughes, Scott Hare, and Maite Pina
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Case Study on Power Sector Restructuring in Vietnam
Nguyen Anh Tuan
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Prospects for Nuclear Energy in Asia
Hooman Peimani
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
Letha Tawney
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Principles of Successful Expansion of Rural Electrification Programs
Daniel Waddle
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