Posts By Barnett F. Baron
April 18, 2012
Tadashi Yamamoto, founder and president of the Japan Center for International Exchange, passed away on April 15 at the age of 76. He was an extraordinary person whose career was marked by extraordinary accomplishment. He was a liberal internationalist, an optimist who believed wholeheartedly…
March 9, 2012
One year after the complex disaster in the Tohoku region of Japan, much remains to be done to rebuild lives and communities in the stricken area. Tohoku will need business and philanthropic investments for years to come, and I am encouraged by the innovative and entrepreneurial approaches being implemented by several Japanese social organizations.
July 13, 2011
For 10 days in mid-June, my Give2Asia colleague, Gillian Yeoh, and I visited Iwate and Miyagi prefectures in Tohoku, the northeastern area devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11. We found that Tohoku is still an emergency situation.
March 12, 2008
Corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy, and corporate community engagement are terms that have been used more or less interchangeably to describe the relationships between the modern corporation and its shareholders, its employees, the communities in which it operates, and others, including government and civil society. These concepts have been discussed within the corporate community for [...]
September 5, 2007
A summary of an address delivered at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 2007. In 2009, Japan will introduce a jury system in its courts. For the new system to work, Japanese will have to overcome deep-rooted cultural obstacles, including a reluctance to express opinions in public, to argue [...]
March 14, 2007
In November 2002, the Treasury Department issued “Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines: Voluntary Best Practices for US-based Charities,” based in large part on Executive Order 13224 (September 2001) and the USA Patriot Act (October 2001). The intent was to ensure that charitable donations intended for humanitarian purposes were not diverted to terrorist organizations, either deliberately or inadvertently. [...]