Japan-U.S. Discussion Forum
NBR’s Japan Forum (the “Japan Forum”) is a moderated, online email discussion forum open to all those interested in issues concerning U.S.-Japan relations, Japanese politics, economics, social issues, and security. Since its inception in 2000, the Forum has become an essential vehicle for discussion among academics, businesspeople, policymakers, students, and others on issues relating to Japan and Japan-U.S. relations. Over 800 individuals representing 25 countries are signed up to receive and contribute messages to the Forum, and many others read messages via the Forum’s public web archive. To increase accessibility and foster member exchange, the Forum supports postings in both English and Japanese. The Forum is a free public moderated email forum.
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The Japan Forum is moderated by John Campbell and managed by NBR. A group of leading Japan specialists and scholars serve on the Forum’s advisory board.
John Campbell, Professor Emeritus in political science at the University of Michigan, began serving as moderator in 2013. With help from back-up moderators, Dr. Campbell’s role is to keep discussions relevant and to maintain the Forum’s integrity. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institute committed to the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, and independence, NBR does not condone or endorse any content posted to the Forum, nor does it support the selective rejection or approval of messages as a means to advocate any particular policy or position.
John Campbell, Professor (Emeritus), Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
June Teufel Dreyer, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Miami
Peter Duus, William H. Bonsall Professor of Japanese History (Emeritus), Department of History, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Richard Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Oriental Economist Report
T.J. Pempel, Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
David Pike, Artist and Internet entrepreneur
Kenneth B. Pyle, Founding President, The National Bureau of Asian Research; Henry M. Jackson Professor of History and Asian Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Michael Smitka, Professor, Williams School of Commerce, Washington and Lee University
Kazuhiko Togo, Professor and Director, Institute for World Affairs, Kyoto Sangyo University
Michael Wills, Executive Vice President, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Ira Wolf, Japan Representative, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)