E-Journal

November/December 2009 Issue

November/December 2009 Issue

World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century

Publisher's Note
Just Statistical Data on Swine Flu
By Noboru Hatakeyama
TOPICS
'Hatoyama Initiative' on Global Warming/ Spurring ConsLand Prices Plunge across Japanumer Spending by Direct Funding/ Land Prices Plunge across Japan
By Hiroshi OKABE (Senior business news editor, Kyodo News)
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
Challenges of Eco-Car Strategy
By Isao ADACHI (Commentator, Jiji Press)
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
1) Battle against World Poverty What Are Its Causes & What Can Be Done about It?
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-Chief, JEF)
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
2) WTO & Poverty/Development Problems What Can WTO Do to Ensure Sustained Growth of Developing Countries?
By Yorizumi WATANABE (Professor, international political economy, Faculty of Prlicy Management, Keio Univ.)
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
3) World Food & Poverty Problems: Japanese Perspectives
By Masa IWANAGA (Director General, National Institute of Crop Science)
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
4) Light a Billion Lives Through the Power of Solar Lanterns
By Dr. R. K. PACHAURI (Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2007, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi)
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
5) Peacebuilding & Human Security in Fragile States
By Toshiya HOSHINO (Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka Univ.)
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
6) Fair Trade & Poverty Reduction: Case of Japan
By Kan Hiroshi SATO (Chief senior economist, Trade & Economic Cooperation Department, JETRO)
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
7) Enriching Lives of People in Developing Countries through Public Interest Capitalism
By George HARA (Group Chairman/CEO of DEFTA Partners)
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
8) World Poverty Issues & Japan's Contribution
By Kazuto TSUJI (Executive Technical Advisor, Public Policy Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA))
Cover Story : World Poverty, a Challenge to Humankind in 21st Century
9) Capital Outflows from Developing Countries What Can Be Done about This Major Source of Poverty?
By Krishen MEHTA (Director of Asia Initiatives)
Culture
Showbiz Drug Abuse Fades Election Reporting
By Masakazu HOSODA (Chief editor, Cultural News Section, Kyodo News)
SPECIAL ARTICLES
1) Future Outlook of Japan-US Strategic Alliance (Part II)
By Kazumasa IWATA Shujiro URATA Sahoko KAJI Kyoji FUKAO Masakazu TOYODA
SPECIAL ARTICLES
2) Review of South Korea's Acceptance of Japanese Animation
By KIM Yungduk (Senior researcher, Korea Creative Content Agency)
ASIAN VIEW (last of 4 installments)
Sustaining Asian Growth
By Simon TAY (Chairman, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs)
Viewpoint
Starting a Magazine in Japan
By Niclas ERICSSON (Founder, Ambassadeur Magazine)
CHALLENGING REGION
Agro-Commerce-Industry Partnerships: A New Model from Kashiwa City, Chiba Pref.
By Masahide NAWAOKA (Chief, Chiba Bureau, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun)
PROMENADE
"Unbeaten by Rain" A Few Thoughts on Kenji Miyazawa's Acclaimed Poem
By Nao HARADA (JEF)
FINANCE
Special Shareholder Benefits Keep Evolving Unique Practice in Japan Adopted by 1,000-Plus Firms
By Katsuhiko SAKAI (Senior staff writer and deputy editor at Economic News Desk, Jiji Press)
SPOTLIGHT Editor's postscript
The Myth of Sisyphus
By Naoyuki HARAOKA
JEF's Recent & Forthcoming Events
JEF's Recent & Forthcoming Events
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