Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

#CANCELED# Book Launch "A World of Three Cultures: Honor, Achievement and Joy"

We regret to inform you that this APL seminar was canceled.

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


August 3, 2016. (Wednesday) 12:00-13:30


#CANCELED# Book Launch "A World of Three Cultures: Honor, Achievement and Joy"


This is book launch by the author. In this book the author presents a provocative look at the impact of culture on global development. Drawing on extensive quantitative data, he identifies three "hyper clusters" of culture in the world - honor, achievement and joy - and argues that these cultures are directly related to the speed with which social, cultural and economic development occurs. The speaker is a former Ambassador of Mexico to the United States. Prior to serving as Ambassador, he was Adjunct Professor and Director of the Judicial Reform Program at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. He is also a past president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.


Professor Miguel E. Basanez (The Fletcher School, Tufts University)


Tatsufumi YAMAGATA



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
IMAI Kohei  E-mail:kohei_imaiE-mail
Ogawa Michihiro E-mail:Michihiro_OgawaE-mail
TSUBURA Machiko E-mail:Machiko_TsuburaE-mail
KUBO Kensuke E-mail:kensuke_kuboE-mail