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The 43rd “Ishibashi Tanzan Award” winning work decided
The 2022 43rd Ishibashi Tanzan Award (Sponsored by the Ishibashi Tanzan Memorial Foundation, supported by Toyo Keizai Inc. and the Economic Club) is Mr. Seiki Tsutsui’s “Human Rights and the Nation: Philosophy Power and the Reality of International Politics” (Iwanami Shinsho, February 2022) and Yasuaki Chijiwa’s “How the War Ended: From the Second World War to Vietnam and Iraq” (Chuko Shinsho, July 2021). Decided.
We conducted a rigorous review of over 40 books and papers recommended by experts nationwide. The works of these two authors, who were selected by the final selection committee, are of an extremely high standard.
“Human Rights and the State” by Seiki Tsutsui historically clarifies the establishment of “human rights” as a universal principle of humankind. Regarding the establishment of norms that protect universal human rights even by interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, while citing concrete examples such as the movement to abolish the slave trade, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the activities of the United Nations Human Rights Commission and human rights NGOs, systematically analyzed. At a time when human rights diplomacy is becoming more important internationally and consideration of human rights is required domestically as well, strengthening Japan’s “human power” is a current issue.
On the other hand, Yasuaki Chijiwa’s “How the War Ended” is a unique book that explores patterns of how war ended through historical case studies from the First and Second World Wars to the Vietnam and Iraq Wars. is. In the balance between “future dangers” and “present sacrifices,” the dominant power chooses between “fundamental resolution of the causes of conflict” and “compromise peace.” Suppose it is possible. There are many studies on why the war started, but there are few studies on how to end the war and how to exit it. The world is exposed to new security and human rights crises due to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. Although both books were published before the invasion of Ukraine, they have many implications for the current situation, and were highly evaluated for this reason, so we decided to award them the same award.
Seiki Tsutsui, Human Rights and the State: The Power of Ideas and the Reality of International Politics (Iwanami Shinsho, February 2022) Biography of Mr. Kiyoteru Tsutsui
Born in Tokyo in 1971. Graduated from the Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University in 1993. 2002 PhD in Sociology (Stanford University). After working as an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a professor at the University of Michigan, he is currently a professor at Stanford University’s Department of Sociology. Director of the University’s Japan Program and Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice. Senior researcher at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research. Major publications include Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan. Oxford University Press, 2018. Corporate Social Responsibility in a Globalizing World. Cambridge University Press, 2015. (Co-edited). The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast
Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era. University of Michigan Press, 2021. (co-edited). Yasuaki Chijiwa “How the War Ended: From the Second World War to Vietnam and Iraq” (Chuko Shinsho, July 2021)
Mr. Yasuaki Chijiwa Biography
Born in 1978. Born in Fukuoka Prefecture. Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Hiroshima University in 2001. In 2007, completed the doctoral course at the Graduate School of International Public Policy, Osaka University. PhD (International Public Policy). After serving as Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary (in charge of security and crisis management) and other positions, he is currently Senior Research Fellow of the Security Policy History Research Section, Military History Research Center, National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense.
His major publications include “Post-war U.S. Relations of
Ambassadors: Comparative Diplomacy 1952-2008” (Minerva Shobo, 2012), “The Changing Cabinet Security Organization: The Road to the Establishment of the Japanese NSC” ( Hara Shobo, 2015), “Postwar History of Security and Defense Forces 1971-2010: The Age of the Basic Defense Force Concept” (Chikura Shobo, 2021, 7th Japan Defense Academy Masamichi Inoki Award), “Japan’s Postwar Security: Japan-US Alliance, From Article 9 of the Constitution to the NSC” (Chuko Shinsho, 2022). Award ceremony
Date and time: November 21, 2022 (Monday) 14:00-
Venue: Toyo Keizai Building 9th Floor Economic Club Hall (1-2-1 Nihonbashi Motokicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
About the Ishibashi Tanzan Prize
The Ishibashi Tanzan Prize was established in 1980 by the Ishibashi Tanzan Memorial Foundation under the auspices of Toyo Keizai Inc. and Keizai Club. Contributed most to the succession and development of Tanzan Ishibashi’s ideas of liberalism, democracy, and international pacifism among papers and books published in the academic year in the fields of politics, economy, international relations, society, and culture. It is awarded to works that are considered to be.
A selection committee made up of foundation directors and councilors will narrow down the award candidates to a few based on recommended papers and books received from political, economic, academic, and mass media personnel. Among them, the final selection committee members Hirohiko Okumura (Professor Emeritus, Gakushuin University), Hideyuki Tanaka (Visiting Professor, Fukuyama University), Takeo Kato (Former Director of the National Archives of Japan), Seiji Shibauda (Chairman of the Economic Club), Yuichiro Yamagata (Toyo) Chairman of Keizai Shinposha Co., Ltd.) After deliberation by each person, the final selection committee will make a decision.
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