Introduction of The Japan Center Sub-Committee

In order to provide support for the operations of the Science and Technology Interchange Committee of the Taiwan-Japan Relations Association, and to meet CIER's steadily growing need for capabilities oriented towards collaboration with Japan, in 2003 CIER established the Japan Center to actively work on the establishment of platforms for high-level exchanges between Taiwan and Japan and to promote further development of interchange and collaboration between Taiwan and Japan.

Japan is a leader in technology within the Asia region, and a very important partner for Taiwan within the East Asia economic "division of labor." The last few years have seen continuous upheaval in the global political and economic situation, such as the rise of the emerging economies, the increased pace of regional economic integration, and the trend towards an aging population and smaller families in the advanced nations. Given these changing circumstances, the need for Taiwan to strengthen its collaboration with Japan has become ever more apparent.

In order to help build a relationship of exchange and collaboration between Taiwan and Japan that can move with the times, the Japan Center strives to identify key issues affecting Taiwan-Japan relations, by focusing on forward-looking research and research on important current issues. The Center's main research areas include industrial innovation, technology linkages, and mechanisms for collaboration between industry and the university sector. The Center's research results, combined with the development of new channels of communication, help strengthen communication between Taiwan and Japan and maximize the practical benefits from Taiwan-Japan collaboration and exchange in the areas of diplomacy, economics, science and technology, academic research, and industry.

Name Position Education Research Field
Wei, Tsung-Che Associate Research Fellow,Director  Ph.D., Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University.
Competitive Strategy
SMEs policy
Technology policy
Su, Hsien-Yang Consultant Doctor of Economics, Kyoto University, Japan
Industrial Economics
Small & Middle Sized Businesses
International Trade
Chen, Shin-Horng Research Fellow Ph.D. University of Newcastle, U.K.
Technology Management
Economics of Information & Communications Technologies
Wen, Pei-Chang Research Fellow Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Transportation Modeling and Vehicle Emissions
Innovation and Policy in the ICT industry
intelligent vehicles and the service sector
Regional Policy and Planning
Economic Evaluation
Ko, Daniel Direcrot of Tokyo Office MSEE, Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Industrial Economy of Japan
Technology Management
Yang, Chun-Yi (Katie) Researcher, Tokyo Office M.A. in English, Concentration in TESOL , San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
International economic
Kanno, Shihoko Assistant Research Fellow M.A. in Japanese Management, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Taiwan-Japan Economic relations
Japanese management

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