China, Korea and Japan Today
Examining the Cultures and Histories of East Asia and Today's Challenges
The Center for Asian Business in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University has received a major grant over a five year period from the D.K. Kim Foundation to provide a lecture series and movie screenings for the LMU community—students, alumni faculty, staff and local community. The D.K. Kim Foundation is dedicated to promoting education as the path to success and a better world by supporting institutions of higher learning and its students.
The grant was awarded to the CAB to provide opportunities for the LMU community to have a better understanding of who Asians are, that is, the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans. Lecturers will explore Asian issues from cultural, sociological, political, economic and business perspectives, and screenings of entertainment media that are socially and culturally significant will be enjoyed and critiqued.
The purpose is to provide year-round lectures and screenings for LMU students to gain a deeper understanding of East Asian countries in context, and eventually to be better equipped to work in this competitive global marketplace after they enter the workforce. America is no longer the sole superpower in today's global society. Unfortunately, however, foreigners know more about us than we do about them. As LMU is a major university located on the Pacific Rim in one of the world's most culturally diverse cities, and located in the world capital of the entertainment media, the Center for Asian Business seeks to help the LMU community fill the gap.
Maye C. Saephanh, Jack Huang, and Francisco Valle
This webinar discussed best practices and marketing strategies for doing business in Asia.
Connie Chung Joe and Edward Park
This webinar covered best practices for showing solidarity in the fight for racial justice and why this is more important now than ever.
William Reinsch, Deborah Elms, and Brian Peck
This webinar discussed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) versus the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and analyze its implications for U.S. Trade.
Christopher Finlay, Shaun M. Anderson, and Ashley Dos Santos
Christopher Finlay, associate professor and associate chair of communication studies, and Shaun M. Anderson, associate professor of communication studies, led a fireside chat with Ashley Dos Santos, senior director of communications at LA28. They discussed plans for making LA28 a success and how Los Angeles can help connect the Olympic and Paralympic Movement to the next generation of athletes and fans.
Dr. Cha holds the D.S. Song-KF Professorship in Government and International Affairs and serves as vice dean for faculty and graduate affairs in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr. Cha discussed the impact of the new administration on the U.S. and the Korean peninsula. Moderated by Tom Plate, LMU Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Affairs and Vice President of the Pacific Century Institute.
Robert Koepp and David Luckey
This roundtable discussion emphasized trends in international cybersecurity and the implications for U.S. business competitiveness. Moderated by Mehrdad Sharbaf, LMU information systems and business analytics lecturer.
Mylen Yamamoto Tansingco
After appearing on ABC's hit show "Shark Tank," the real work began. Cropmade is now a thriving global business with national distributors, hotels and chain restaurants. Mylen discussed the realities of running a for-profit commodity business that vowed to keep sustainability as its core mission.
Jonathan Pollack discussed how U.S.-China relations have experienced a severe deterioration in recent months, all amidst the COVID-19 global health crisis, an unprecedented downturn in the global and U.S. economy, and the US presidential election. View webcast
Dr. Bouey will discuss COVID-19 epidemiologic characteristics and patterns, policies and challenges to mitigate the damage of the pandemic, and the impact on the global economy and supply chain.
Marisela Caraballo DiRuggiero
Marisela Caraballo DiRuggiero will discuss:
- The role of the Port of Los Angeles and trade in the United States
- The Port of Los Angeles is more than just a business, it's a role model to other ports
- The economic impact of trade that moves through the Port of Los Angeles
- Impact of tariffs to the region, California and the United States
Recent developments in Hong Kong have increased attention to the country's role in U.S. - China policy. Mr. Cheung discussed the economic and trade impacts of Hong Kong on Los Angeles as well as the State of California.
Unconventional Strategy Delivers Remarkable Resulst: The Story of Nitto Tire: a Japanese brand, raised in America
Tomo Mizutani is a 30+ year tire industry veteran known for his award-winning marketing innovations, consumer insights and auto industry contributions. Tomo will share his inspiring journey – from his first time living in the U.S. to how he transformed the Nitto brand into a leading off-road and street performance tires experience.
Mark W. Lippert
Mr. Lippert will discuss the following key points: Prospects for DPRK denuclearization and progress on inter-Korean relations; Current state of the U.S.-ROK Alliance; and Regional Machinations: China, Japan and Russia.
Carlos J. Valderrama
Mr. Valderrama will discuss the following key points: Los Angeles Region, Global Middle Class, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and the impact on Asian trading partners.
Dr. Kapp will reflect on America's encounter with China over the last few decades, discussing both countries' expectations, ambitions, achievements and frustrations. He will place special emphasis on American business engagements with China since the normalization of diplomatic relations in 1979, and discuss the recent escalating trade tension between the two countries.
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration, which metamorphosed Japan into modernity, resulting in a spiral, collateral catastrophe and eventual mesmerizing rebirth. What challenges did Japan face, and what solutions did Japan produce? In his presentation "150 Years of Meiji: Japan's Response to an Unchartered Era", Consul General Chiba explores the genuine denotation of embracing history.
Sho Kosugi is an iconic martial arts and action movie star who introduced the concept of the ninja to western audiences through a series of martial art movies involving the ninja. With over 20 movies and television features in the U.S. and Japan, Sho is an actor, martial artist, fight choreographer, author and entrepreneur. He will discuss his journey showcasing how to navigate various endeavors.
Philip W. Yun
Philip Yun serves as executive director and COO of Ploughshares Fund, a nonprofit that aims to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons. He was also senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs under the Clinton Administration.
- What is the nuclear and missile capability of North Korea?
- What's the real threat?
- What are North Korea's strategic motivations?
- Why are they doing these things now?
- What are the implications for South Korea, Japan, China and the new arms race on the peninsula?
Rafiq Dossani is director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP), a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He works on education, regional development, security, finance, and technology issues. His projects in education include the relationship between financing, governance, and ownership in higher education, addressing the digital divide in early childhood education, college search, and blended delivery models in higher education. Projects in regional development include development of smart cities in China, the political economy of trade in South Asia and Pakistan's urbanization. Projects in regional security include a study of maritime issues in the East and South China Seas and Korean unification.
Previously, Dossani was director of Stanford University's Center for South Asia, and a senior research scholar at Stanford University's Institute for International Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in finance from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a B.A. in economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
In 2017, Dossani received the Exemplary Performance award from the South Asian Studies Association for lifetime scholastic contributions to South Asian studies.