The U.S.-Japan Institute conducts internally
motivated research at the rate of one major project per year. The
following projects have been completed in recent years:
Litigation Risk of Japanese Vehicle Manufacturers in the U.S. Market"
"Legal Cases in
U.S. Courts Between U.S. and Japanese Firms in the Postwar Period"
Strategies of Japanese Firms in the U.S. Market"
Transactional Practices in Japan"
Used by Japanese Management for Capital Budgeting Decision Making"
Harassment Suit at Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America"
The project for 1999 is entitled "Assessing
the Development Level of Japan's Technology." The following three
sets of data are being collected for the project:
and receipts (U.S. and Japan)
and registrations (Japanese and American firms, actions taken in both
suits in U.S. courts involving Japanese firms as defendant and plaintiff
An interim report was presented by Dr. Toshiaki
Taga, Director of the U.S.-Japan Institute, on June 5, 1999 at the 10th Annual
Meeting of the Association of Japanese Business Studies held in Salt Lake City
. Discussants in the session included Professor Leonard Lynn of Case
Western University and Robert Mallingcrodt, Esq. of the law firm of Mallingcrodt
& Mallingcrodt, Salt Lake City.
The Institute is now in
the second phase of the project, examining cooperation in technology development
in corporate alliances between American and Japanese companies. The
results are scheduled to be presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the
Association of Japanese Business Studies to be held in Tokyo in 2000, hosted by