Japan and Psychology

Models Applied to Individual, Organization, Nation, and International

Dr. Yukio Ishizuka has applied the model on individual human personality to the Japanese, Japanese Organizations, Japan as a Nation State and Japan’s role in International Affairs.

He has appeared as an expert on television, radio, the press and has also given numerous lectures.

His book, Self-Actualization, Publisher Kodansha (Tokyo, 1982), sold over 45,000 copies in Japan.  The book was reprinted nine times.

Selected Readings, Lectures, Presentations, and TV Appearences by Dr. Yukio Ishizuka, a Japan Expert

Ishizuka, Y., Self-Actualization, (Book in Japanese) Kodansha: Tokyo, 1982.

Ishizuka, Y., “Japan’s Place in the World,” Zaikai-Koron, a Japanese business monthly, 1976. Among those interviewed by Dr. Ishizuka were Mr. David Rockefeller, Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, Mr. George Ball, former Secretary of State, Mr. Joseph Fravin, CEO of Singer & C., Professor Henry de Bettignies, Director of the Asian Center of INSEAD, and Professor Hugh T. Patrick of Yale University.

Ishizuka, Y., “Breakdown of a Japanese Businessman: a Trap for Business Elites,” Voice Magazine, January 1984.

Ishizuka, Y., “The Pitfall for Business Elites,” Nikkei Business, the leading Japanese Business Magazine, September 1986.

Ishizuka, Y. and ed. Ishizuka N., “Special Report, How to Help Executives under Stress,” Nikkei Business, September 1992.

Berger, M., “A Japanese Psychiatrist’s Answer to Executive Stress,” International Management, McGraw-Hill, March 1987. An interview with Dr. Yukio Ishizuka introducing Life-Track.

“First Encounters,” Business Tokyo, January 1992. Dr. Ishizuka quoted as expert for American businessmen in Japan.

Greene, Donna. “U.S. and Japan: A Marriage Born of Need,” The New York Times, Sunday March 29,1992. Interview with Dr. Ishizuka.

“International Front, Japanese Middle Management under Stress,” The New York Times, Sunday March 29,1992. Interview with Dr. Ishizuka.

“Japanese Executives Under Stress,” Yomiuri Shinbun, January 12,1986.

“Japan: The Price of Success,” Reader’s Digest, December 1986. Quotes Dr. Yukio Ishizuka.

Kishi, N., “A Man Who Dares: A Psychiatrist who Quantifies the Human Mind,” Bushu Weekly, November 4,1993. Interview with Dr. Ishizuka.

Shiroyama, S., Getting Stronger, Overcoming Setbacks. Nippon Keizai Shimbun: Tokyo, 1983. Shiroyama is one of the most prominent authors in Japan. Quotes Dr. Ishizuka extensively.

Shiroyama, S., “Intellectual Toughness,” Shukan Gendai, October, 1990. Interview with Dr. Ishizuka for a Japanese weekly.

Shiroyama, S., The Conditions for Survival. Kodansha: Tokyo, 1991. The book consists of in-depth interviews with eleven individuals from diverse fields. Dr. Ishizuka was interviewed along with the economist Milton Friedman, Andrew Night, editor-in-chief of The Economist, and golfer Jack Nicolas.

Shiroyama, S., “Fear of Closeness as the Key Concept to Understanding the U.S-Japan Relationship and Marital Problems of the Japanese,” Shukkan-Gendai, 1990.

“Stress is Your Friend,” Asahi Shinbun International, August 27,1992. A feature interview with Dr. Ishizuka.

Takeda, K., “A Scholar of Two Countries” Chishiki (Knowledge), November 1985. Interview with Dr. Ishizuka.

Yogata, M., “Personal Setback and Growth,” Marubeni, December 1985. A personal account documenting the depression and recovery of one of Dr. Ishizuka’s former patients while on assignment in New York. The article celebrates Yogata’s promotion to Director of leading Japanese corporation.

Ishizuka, N., “Constitutional Cover? Collective Security: U.N. Obligations vs. Japanese Constitutional Restraints,” Amherst College, Bachelors Thesis, summa cum laude, 1992. Copy requested for U.N. Library.

Selected Lectures on the Japanese and Japan

“Culture Shock” Conference of Cross Cultural Center, Wainwright House, Rye, New York, April 25,1985 (2 hours)

“The Breakdown of Elite Japanese Executives Abroad” Lecture for Keizai Doyu-kai meeting of 200 Japanese CEOs, 1986 (1.5 hours)

“Individual and Organizational Excellence and Well-Being” Lecture for Keizai Doyu-kai Nagoya Chapter meeting of 200 CEOs and senior executives, 1987 (1.5 hours)

“The Japanese Mind: Its Implications for Corporations and Nations” The Institute for Global Business Strategy, Distinguished Lecture Series, Pace University, New York, November 12,1991 (3 hours)

“The Japanese Mind: Its Implications for the U.S.-Japan Relationship” AT&T Global Business Symposium, with Mr. Clyde Prestowitz and others, Bedminster, NJ, December 12,1991 (1.5 hours)

“The U.S.-Japan Relationship from a Psychological Perspective” A panel on the U.S. – Japan Relationship, with Prof. Paul R. Krugman and others, Tufts University, Medford, MA (45 minutes)

“The Japanese Mind: Its Implications for the U.S.-Japan Relationship” AT&T Global Business Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona, March 26, 1992 (2.5 hours)

“Facing Structural Challenges: The U.S. and Japan.”  AT&T Global Business Symposium, Phoenix, Arizona, March 26, 1992 (2.5 hours)

“The Japanese Mind: Its Implications for the U.S. – Japan Relationship” Manhattanville College, New York, April 9, 1992 (1.5 hours)

“The Japanese Mind: Its Implications for the U.S.-Japan Relationship” Fletcher Schools of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, M.A. April 16, 1993 (2.5 hours)

“How To Overcome Stress at the Top” The Japanese Chemical Manufacturers Club  (50 C.E.O.’s of the Japanese chemical manufacturing companies) September 23, 1997 (1 hour)

“Breakthrough Intimacy – Treating Personality” Lecture for psychiatric residents at Keio Medical School, Tokyo Japan, April 2005

“Breakthrough Intimacy – Treating Personality” Lecture for psychiatric residents at Hokkaido University Medical School, Hokkaido, Japan, April 2005

“Breakthrough Intimacy – Treating Personality” Lectures for medical students at Keio Medical School, Tokyo Japan, April 2005

“Excellence and Wellbeing – How to Achieve and Grow Both” Annual Meeting of IFMSA-Japan (International Federation of Medical Student Association-Japan)

“Happiness and Success – How To Achieve and Grow Both” Nippon Club of New York, 2007

Dr. Yukio Ishizuka’s Television Appearances as Expert on Japan

Stress and Mental Health Issues: Series of Appearances (Fuji TV Morning, New York)

US-Japan Conflict: A Feature One Hour Interview by Helen Larson (Local Cable TV)

Trade War: Interviewed as an Expert (NBC program): April 12,1987

Japan in the World: Interviewed as an Expert (NHK TV): 1987

West Meets East (NJ Cable TV): September 1991

Interview by Ms. Nora for French TV on Japan (French TV): September 1991

Japanese Divorce: Increasing Divorce among Middle Aged Couples (Fuki-Television: Japanese National Network, New York – Japan): 1993

Japanese Fathers: Japanese Fatherhood in Crisis (Fuki-Television: Japanese National Network, New York – Japan): 1993

The US-Japan Relationship: Debate with Professor Warren Keegan (Rye Business Beat – Local Cable TV program): July 1994

French Prime Time News: Interview on the Japanese by Ms. Ockrent (Antenne 2)

Dozens of Radio Interviews

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Franco-Japanese from New York interested in using Crisis as an opportunity for individual, organizational and national transformation. She is the director of Beyond Our Best: Re-Inventing Ourselves Silently
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