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January/February 2010 Issue

January/February 2010 Issue

Open Innovation A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution

Publisher's Note
Strike Japan-US FTA for Services Trade to Mark 50th Anniversary of New Security Pact
By Noboru Hatakeyama
TOPICS
*Japanese Corporate Earnings Bottom Out *Hiroshima, Nagasaki to Bid for 2020 Olympics *Japan to Lead APEC in Shaping Regional Growth Strategy
By Hiroshi OKABE (Senior business news editor, Kyodo News)
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
Awareness of Public Good Behind Objection to Toll-Free Expressways
By Isao ADACHI (Commentator, Jiji Press)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
1) Making the Most of Open Innovation in Post-crisis Era
Andrew WYCKOFF & Miriam KOREEN (Director & Senior project manager, Directorate for Science, Technology & Industry (STI), OECD)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
2) Policies for Knowledge Societies at Global Forefront
By Petri ROUVINEN (Research director at ETLA (Research Institute of the Finnish Economy))
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
3) How Smaller Companies Can Benefit from Open Innovation
By Henry CHESBROUGH (Adjunct professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and executive director, Center for Open Innovation, Haas)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
4) Open Innovation in China
By Haibo LIU (Senior research fellow, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
5) Open Innovation & Intellectual Property Rights The Two-edged Sword
By Bronwyn H. HALL(Professor, Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley, and professor, University of Maastricht, Netherlands)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
6) How Can Industrial Technology Policy Enhance Innovation? Outline of Interim Report by Industrial Science & Technology Policy Committee, Industrial Structure Council
By Terunobu YAMAUCHI (Senior director for Innovation Strategy Planning, Industrial Science & Technology Policy Division, Industrial Science/Technology Policy & Environment Bureau, METI)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
7) Cutting-edge Innovation by Japanese Firms: Case Study 1 DNA of Open Innovation: Yokogawa Electric Corp.
By Masahito TAKAGI (General manager, Corporate Liaison Office, and concurrently deputy general manager, Technical Strategy Department, Corporate Research & Development Headquarters, Yokogawa Electric Corp.)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
8) Cutting-edge Innovation by Japanese Firms: Case Study 2 Environment-Serving Photocatalysts: TOTO Ltd.
By Hiroaki SHIMOMURA (Engineer, Technical Development Department, HYDROTECT Division, TOTO Ltd.)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
9) Socio-technical Evolution Needed in Economic Crisis
By Fumio KODAMA (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Management, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
10) Innovation of IT & by IT
By Akihiko SHINOZAKI (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University. A former Japan Development Bank senior economist and a former government economist)
Cover Story Open Innovation: A Key to Achieving Socioeconomic Evolution
11) Renovation of Environmental Technology The Key: Open Innovation
By Masahiko OZAKI (Senior fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry (RIETI))
SPECIAL ARTICLES
1) Social Impact of Ambatovy Project's Resettlement Process
By Fabiana ILLESCAS TALLEDO & Matthew STARNES (Head & Senior legal counsel for the Ambatovy Project)
SPECIAL ARTICLES
2) From an Evangelist of Kaizen A Japanese Way of Managing an Organization
By Motokazu KANOKOGI (Management consultant, J-SMECA, and director, Global Development & Management Consultants)
Viewpoint
Foreign Correspondent 2.0
By Tony MCNICOL (Writer and photographer)
BUSINESS PROFILE
Interview with Koichiro Natsume, president of Aniplex Inc. Sending Out Anime Globally As Bearer of Japanese Culture
Interviewer: Yoshihiro KATAOKA
CHALLENGING REGION
Tsukuba City Aims at "Robot Town"
By Kunitoshi TOYODA (Chief, Ibaraki Bureau, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd.)
PROMENADE
Book Review When Rover Met Honda The collaboration between two leading motor manufacturers INSIGHTS AND MEMORIES
By Kiyoshi IKEMI (Formerly with Honda Motor Co.)
JAPANESE CRAFT & ART
Foreign Interest Growing in Traditional Japanese Craftwork
By Japan Traditional Craft Center
FINANCE
Dai-ichi Mutual Life to Become Stock Company Having Largest No. of Shareholders in Japan - 3 Million
By Katsuhiko SAKAI (Senior staff writer and deputy editor at Economic News Desk, Jiji Press)
Culture
The Passing of 3 Entertainers
By Masakazu HOSODA (chief editor, Cultural News Section, Kyodo News)
ECONOMIC FOCUS
Globalization & Economic Crisis
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT)
SPOTLIGHT
The Key to Success
By Natsuko TOYODA (JEF)
ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR JAPAN
Charts January/February 2010
JEF
JEF's Recent & Forthcoming Events
2009 Japan-Korea Roundtable in Tokyo Oct. 22 & 23, 2009
JEF