“Japan and the European migrant crisis: Not “someone else’s problem”” (September 11, 2017)

Watanabe Hirotaka, Director, Institute for International Relations, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

“EV Revolution to Bring Drastic Change to Auto Industry” (December 20, 2017)

Kojima Akira, Member, Board of Trustees, and Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Trustee, Chairman of the World Trade Center Tokyo

“Preparing for structural changes in the supply chain networks” (February 8, 2018)

Hamaguchi Nobuaki, Professor of Kobe University; Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)

“Society and Science on iPS Cells ― Think about the next decade with a focus on the ethical, legal and social issues” (October 26, 2017)

Yashiro Yoshimi, Assistant to the President of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, Associate Professor in the Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University

“Japanese “Armitage-Nye Report” Launched” (August 2, 2017)

Tanaka Akihiko, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

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Blueprint for the Future of Social Welfare (II) : Limiting State Responsibility to the Guaranteed Minimum

Key Points Japan has lagged behind in terms of human investment because of excessively expanded social insurance. Low-income earners are disadvantaged in terms of the social insurance burden and benefits. Reforms are needed that require middle- and high-income earners to make self-help efforts. The government has published the “New Economic Policy Package”, and drafted the fiscal 2018 Budget  including annual tax reforms, with human resource development as the central pillar. I do not object to this direction, but there has been little analysis and verification of problems in the existing system based on data and evidence. The burden will be forced on children who lack voting rights if the budget deficit increases to improve childcare and education. In this article, I will discuss the tasks and remedies for overcoming the declining birthrate and aging population. Human capital investment is a common issue in advanced ... [Read more]

Diplomacy

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Trends in Selective Globalism

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Hiraiwa Shunji, Professor, Nanzan University

The North Korea Crisis Enters a New Stage
Can the International Community Align its Strategy?

44
Takemi Keizo, member of the House of Councilors

The Current Situation of International Health Diplomacy and the Role of Japan

44
Tanaka Akihiko, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

The range of a free and open Indo-Pacific strategy

43

Dialogue: Will the Day Come When China and India Coexist as Major Powers?

Politics

44
Sasaki Takeshi, Former President of the University of Tokyo

Politicians Need to Present Hard-hitting Reforms
―We have had enough of unjustifiable, policy-free elections

43
Shimizu Yuichiro, Professor, Keio University 

Restoration, Revolution or Reform?
― The Unexpected Fortune of Winners and Tenacious Efforts of Losers

41

A Long-Lived, Unamended Constitution

38

PKO Cooperation Act with Serious Flaws Finally Improved after a Quarter Century
Issues Left for Kaketsuke-Keigo in UN Peacekeeping Operations

38

Passing Down The Significance of President Obama’s Visit to The Future

Economy

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Blueprint for the Future of Social Welfare (II) : Limiting State Responsibility to the Guaranteed Minimum

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Blueprint for the Future of Social Welfare (I) : Social Security Cutting Across Policies, Public Finance and Employment

45

ICO: Dream or Nightmare?

45

Stalled Fiscal Consolidation: Government Must
Act Soon on Policy Normalization

45
Prof. Kimura Fukunari

Challenges after the TPP-11 agreement: A guide towards establishing global rules

45

Focus of Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogue (III)
Shifting Towards a Primary Focus on Reinforcing the
WTO: Japan Should Reject Results-Oriented U.S.
Demands

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Mr. Tanaka Hitoshi

Focus of Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogue (II)
Japan as a Bridge Between the U.S. and East Asia: Perspective on a framework for discussion which includes China

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Focus of Japan-U.S. Economic Dialogue (I)
Japan Should Pull the U.S. Away from
Protectionism: Exploring the possibility of FTA
negotiations

45

A Strategy for Accepting Foreign Workers
for A Sustainable Society

44

The Founder’s Dreams and Engineering
Spirit that Sent the HondaJet Soaring

44

The Economic Bloc for Animation Is in Turmoil
Who is Making Profits after All? The Other Side of the Party

44

Declining Birthrate and Aging Population in Asia
― Educational Support to Low-Income Households Improves Quality of Labor Force and Productivity

43

20th Anniversary: Countries Affected by the Asian Financial Crisis Are Confronted with Common Issues Accompanied by Growth
― Japan Must Be a Successful Example of Tackling the Income Gap and Aging Population

43

Is the Bank of Japan Technically Insolvent?
Dangers Involved in Long-Term
Deterioration of BoJ Financial Position

43

ASEAN’s Problem of Declining Birthrates and Population Aging
― How to Cope with Widening Domestic Gaps

Society

44
Isoyama Tomoyuki, Business Journalist

Prevent Japan from bankruptcy due to the shortage of workers
Hold discussions on coexistence with foreigners
Shortage of workers equal to the period of the bubble economy

43

Dialogue: Challenge by Tottori, the Least Populous Prefecture in Japan
There is a Right Size for Democracy

42

What Impresses Foreign Tourists When They Come to Japan?
― Explaining Japanese society and culture to foreign tourists

42

Inbound Tourism and Japanese People
― Issues related to the increase in tourists visiting Japan from abroad

41

The Topic of Japan Viewed from Oxford

Culture

42

The “Johnny’s” Entertainers Omnipresent on Japanese TV: Postwar Media and the Postwar Family

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Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

A Collection of Modern French Paintings on a Return Visit to Europe
— Masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art Ishibashi Foundation —

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Remembering Ooka Makoto The Poet from Mount Fuji

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Why are foreign chefs captivated by Japanese kitchen knives?

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Haiku: “Sharing Makes Peace”

Science

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RIKEN: The 100th Anniversary of a Major Research Organization of Japan
― The Day the 113th Element Was Born

41

Dialogue: The fundamental bases for the Japanese people
To the fundamental bases for the Japanese people
― The possibility of initiatives for integrating archaeology with anthropology

41

Society and Science on iPS Cells
― Think about the next decade with a focus on the ethical, legal and social issues

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Interview: Artificial Intelligence

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KASHIKAWA Nobunari, Associate Professor, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

From the Subaru Telescope to TMT

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