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Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal in discussion with Trinity in Japan

Lord Martin Rees in discussion with Trinity in Japan on 31 July 2020. Topics discussed include the recent Nobel Prize for Didier Queloz, existential risks to humanity, exoplanets and extraterrestrial life, the possibility and conditions on planet Mars and on other planets and exoplanets, and experimental programs to detect extraterrestrial life, and the current situation […]

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Future engineering education – a European view. Kyushu Society for Engineering Education.

日本語版 / Japanese version: Gerhard Fasol: A European view on the future of engineering education in Kyushu Future engineering education. 4th Symposium of the Kyushu Society for Engineering Education. 11 July 2017 13:00-16:30 Kyushu Institute of Technology Future engineering education meeting program. 13:00-15:00 Yuichi Harada, Professor, Kyushu University: “Practical education using global innovation” Shingo […]

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Professor Frank Kelly, Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge and Professor of the Mathematics of Systems

Professor Frank Kelly speaks about the future of Cambridge University and of Christ’s College Frank Kelly, Professor Francis Patrick Kelly FRS, Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Professor of the Mathematics of Systems, gave us his view of Cambridge today at the Cambridge Oxford Society of Japan in Tokyo. Professor Frank Kelly: In Cambridge the […]

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Japanese management – why is it not global? asks Masamoto Yashiro at a Tokyo University brainstorming

Lecture summary written by Gerhard Fasol, with revisions by Mr Masamoto Yashiro. All Rights Reserved. Masamoto Yashiro: Japan leader and Chairman emeritus of Esso, Exxon, Citibank, Shinsei Bank, Board Director China Construction Bank Masamoto Yashiro at brainstorming by President of Tokyo University Masamoto Yashiro is a legend in Japan’s banking and energy industry. He built […]


Junichi Hamada, President of Tokyo University

Professor Junichi Hamada: expert on law of journalism, freedom of press and media regulation Attended Professor Junichi Hamada’s presentation at Tokyo University. Professor Hamada is expert on the legal aspects of journalism, freedom of press and media regulation. Professor Hamada will be the new President of Tokyo University from April 2009. In his presentation Professor […]

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Tokyo Institute of Technology: Creating a Mission Statement and Suggestions for its Realization

Creating a Mission Statement for a Top Ranking Japanese Engineering University and Suggestions for its Realization Tokyo Institute of Technology: “International Symposium on Building Global Excellence in Engineering Education” I was invited to give a keynote at a 2 day Symposium held by Tokyo Institute of Technology about the future of excellence in engineering education, […]

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R&D in Japan, interview for Chemical and Engineering News

Contributed to an article “Unleashing R&D in Japan” by Jean-François Tremblay for the Chemical & Engineering News (Volume 80, Number 49, pp 13-15, December 9, 2002) Fasol mentions that there is excellent science in Japan, for example Shuji Nakamura’s invention and development of blue and white GaN based LEDs and Lasers (see: Nakamura and Fasol: […]

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Foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets: new opportunities versus old mistakes (Lecture at Stanford University)

Success stories vs failure. Why some foreign companies succeed in Japan’s high tech sector, and why others fail. Stanford University Japan Technology Center lecture by Gerhard Fasol, given in 1999 – most still applies today! New opportunities vs old mistakes – foreign companies in Japan’s high-tech markets Stanford University lecture, given on October 28th, 1999 […]

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Physics in our global market place

Gerhard Fasol gave an invited plenary talk at the 11th General Conference of the European Physical Society EPS-11 on Thursday, September 9th, 1999, 11:50am – 12:30pm (40 minutes). Topic: “Physics in our global marketplace”

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“Crisis and opportunities in Japan’s Research and Development World – an entrepreneurs perspective”

Gerhard Fasol gave an evening Colloquium talk at the beautiful Magnus-Haus in the center of Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, December 1st, 1998 at 19:30. The talk was followed by a buffet reception, where we continued discussions until late at night. Title: “Crisis and opportunities in Japan’s Research and Development World – an entrepreneurs perspective” (Audience: […]