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This English website is powered by Hirohiko SHIMPO. I retired Osaka Sangyo University in March, 2015. I am continuing the already presented research.

(Nara Park)

Latest News !
 I added English abstracts to my recent published papers in Japanese in my Japanese WebsiteI hope that readers will refer to both these papers and my blogs with English abstracts. (2016.4.16)
The Papers with English abstracts is the following:
No.8: A Comparison of U.S., European and Japanese Foundations and Future Possibilities for Japanese Foundations
During election periods, the increasing economic gap often becomes a topic of heated argument. Since the appearance of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the economic gap has become a major academic issue. Foundations along with governments are expected to play an important role in solving economic and social problems, and these expectations include reducing the gap. I have already investigated current and prewar Japanese foundations. This paper compares current representative world foundations including European foundations, and discusses future possibilities for Japanese foundations. When we focus on the foundations in each country, we can illuminate the characteristics of companies and their corporate governance which support the foundations. 

No.7: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Business Collaboration between Japanese and Taiwanese Companies in Alliance Sharp and Hon Hai
Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen of the major opposition Democratic Progressive Party won the Taiwanese presidential election, and the Democratic Progressive Party exceeded the majority in the Legislative Yuan election of Taiwan in January 2016. These results facilitate the possibility of wide range alliance and cooperation between Japan and Taiwan to develop the market economy in East Asia and the politics of freedom and democracy. The integration of Hon Hai and Sharp, substantial acquisition of Sharp by Hon Hai now attracts attention, as a large-scale collaboration and strategic alliance between Japanese and Taiwanese companies. This paper illuminates the actual financial conditions of both companies and explores the background and possibilities. The present age is the cross-border economic partnership and the strategic alliance of companies. The object of our attention has become whether Japanese companies boldly advance toward global economic and business alliances, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

No.6: Business Activities and Social Work in the Inter-war Period Chosen 
As my paper, Business Activities and Social Work in the Inter-war Period Manchuria: Various Collaborations published in January 2016 points out, Japan and Japanese companies in the prewar period vigorously invested in Chosen. This investment contributed remarkably to Chosen economic development and modernization. In this process, various collaborations, alliances and cooperation were produced between Japanese companies, Japanese people, Chosen companies, and Chosen people. This paper illustrates that even in the field of social work where business activity results generally have minimal impact, all kinds of social work organizations including Japanese organizations actively operated, and diverse collaborations developed. As representative social work organizations in Chosen, this paper discusses the Jodo sect’s Wako Kyoen, the secular Chosen Fushoku Noen and the Christian managed Kamakura Nursery School.

No. 5: Business Activities and Social Work in the Inter-war Period Manchuria: Various Collaborations
My new book, Japanese Companies in East Asia: History and Prospects: Expanded and Revised Second Edition, examines Japan and Japanese companies that actively invested in China, Manchuria, Chosen and Taiwan in the inter-war period. These investments greatly contributed to the economic development and modernization of those countries and regions. These investments created collaborations, alliances and cooperation between Japanese companies, Japanese people and the company in host countries and regions and their people. Collaboration was also broadly found in the field of social work, where the results of corporate activity do not usually spread. This paper focuses the case of Manchuria. The representative Manchurian organizations of social work discussed in this paper are the Fusai-kai, the imperial foundation; the Mukden tong shan tang; Dao yuan and the World Red Swastika Society.

New ! 
Japanese Companies in East Asia: History and Prospects: Expanded and Revised Second Edition has just published through Amazon.com (Paperback, October 2, 2015)

Part 1 Prewar Global Economic System and Economic Interdependence between Japan and China
  Chapter 1 Foreign Direct Investment in the Inter-war Period and Japanese Investment in China
  Chapter 2 Trade and the Balance of Payments in Japan and China in the Prewar Global Economic System
Part 2 Japanese Companies and Collaboration in East Asia
in the Inter-war Period
  Chapter 3 Japanese Companies and Investment in China during the Second Half of the Inter-war Period
  Chapter 4 Collaboration between Japanese and Korean Companies in the Inter-war Period
  Chapter 5 Japanese Investment and Collaboration in Manchuria
Part 3 Current Economic and Business Competition and Alliance among Japan, China, Taiwan and ASEAN
  Chapter 6 Global Infrastructure Investment, Competition, and the Japanese Companies
  Chapter 7 The Rapid Growth of Chinese Companies, and the Institutional Investor Role
  Chapter 8 Business Alliances between Japanese and Taiwanese Companies
  Chapter 9 Nikkei ASEAN 100 Companies and their Future

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