Special Dialogue

We are facing various crises of global pandemic including COVID-19, Russia’s war, geopolitical changes, economic crises, and regional security threat. Preconditions have changed drastically, and we are at a critical juncture to fundamentally reconsider policies and framework to deal with such crises. We need to address appropriate resources and policies, through building resilient global communities and knowledge-based resource hubs. GHIPP is strengthening global partnership by building discussion platforms and sharing knowledge, lessons learned, and vision by creating new regional communities for resilience.

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2/22 11:00 -12:00 noon JST (Feb. 21, 21:00-22:00 EST) zoom
Japan’s Place in the Dollar-based Global Financial Order: History and Outlook

Prof. R. Taggart Murphy

R. Taggart Murphy is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Tsukuba.  He was a founder of the University’s MBA Program in International Business and served as its Program Chair from 2011-2014.  Previously, he had taught at the University’s College of International Studies and Graduate Program in International Political Economy.

Before launching his academic career, Murphy was an investment banker with twelve years experience in the Japanese financial markets.  He was a Non-Resident Senior Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and is the author of The Weight of the Yen (Norton: 1996) heralded by Business Week as one of the “ten best business books of the year.”  His 2002 book, Japan’s Policy Trap (Brookings), co-authored with Akio Mikuni, received the “Best Scholarly and Professional Book of the Year” in the economics category by the American Association of Publishers.  His latest book, Japan and the Shackles of the Past (Oxford, 2014) was heralded by The Economist  as “an insightful analysis of what ails Japan;” in Acumen, the magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Ian de Stains OBE proclaimed it “the most important book on Japan by a non-Japanese writer to have appeared in the last two decades.”  Murphy’s articles have appeared in  The New Republic, The  National Interest, The Harvard Business ReviewFortune, The London Review of Books, and The New Left Review  as well as the op-ed page of  the The New York Times.

Commentators & Facilitator

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Dr. Hiromi Murakami

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa is professor emeritus at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Vice Chair and Committee Member of the World Dementia Council (WDC) and Chairman of the Investigative Committee on AI Simulation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Countermeasures. He also served as Chairman of the National Diet of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (December 2011-July 2012).


Dr. Hiromi Murakami is a visiting scholar at GRIPS and senior fellow at Economic Strategy Institute. She’s involved in various policy projects in US/Japanese institutions, including Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center, the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), and SAIS Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining CSIS, she led Asia research as a vice president at the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington, D.C., and taught courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington. She holds an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College and a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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