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Generative AI – Opportunities & Challenges

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    How Do We Interact with AI?
    By Masakazu Toyoda
  • Highlight Exclusive Interview
    From 30 Years of Stagnation to Sustainable Growth: Economic & Industrial Policies Supporting the Structural Transformation of the Japanese Economy Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Ken Saito
    By Naoyuki Haraoka
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    Roundtable with Dr. Yutaka Matsuo, Akiko Murakami, Chizuru Suga & Masakazu Toyoda(April 4, 2024) Is AI a Friend or Foe of Humans?
    By Japan SPOTLIGHT
  • Interview with Christian Huebner, Konrad Adenauer Foundation The Merits & Demerits of AI, & Preparing the Way for Its Social Implementation Worldwide
  • Interview with Shinichi Yamaguchi, Associate Professor at the Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan Towards a Balanced AI Strategy That Achieves High Productivity, Creativity & a Just Society
  • Interview with Kunihiro Tanaka, Founder & CEO, President, SAKURA internet Inc. (April 9, 2024) Generative AI at the Core of Japan’s Startup & Growth Strategy
  • Interview with Jerry Sheehan, Director for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD OECD Supports Hiroshima AI Process to Achieve Better Social Well-Being
  • Europe-China Relations: Trying to Reconcile Economic & Global Concerns in a Changing Bilateral Context
  • Indian Jesuits in Japan
  • Taiwan’s Presidential Election & Future World Affairs
  • Interview with Ryuichiro Takeshita, Chief Global Editor of PIVOT (Feb. 7, 2024) PIVOT – a Japanese Media Startup with Global Ambitions
  • Interview with Taizo Ohta, Chairman of the Executive Committee of FactorISM (Feb. 14, 2024) Local Factories as Magnificent Entertainment Venues
  • Number of Japanese Permanent Residents Overseas Rising
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    COVER STORY: Generative AI - Opportunities & Challenges

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    COVER STORY: Emerging India as a Leader of the Global South & Its Future Relations with Japan

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    Japan SPOTLIGHT November/December 2023 issue is published
    COVER STORY: Industrial Policies for Achieving Asia-Wide Sustainable Growth

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    Japan SPOTLIGHT September/October 2023 issue is published
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