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March/April 2010 Issue

March/April 2010 Issue

What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?

Publisher's Note
Desirable Direction of Japan's New Economic Policies
By Noboru Hatakeyama
TOPICS
-Jobless Rate Cut to 3% Level in 4 Years -Struggling JAL Eyes Turnaround under New CEO -Japanese Firms Market Rail Systems Globally
By Hiroshi OKABE (Senior business news editor at Kyodo News)
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
Where Was "Yamatai" Ruled by Mysterious Queen?
By Isao ADACHI (Commentator, Jiji Press)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
1 Interview with Jitsuro Terashima, chairman, Japan Research Institute Top Priority: Create New Industries Using Japan's Technological Potential
By Hiroshi OKABE (Senior business news editor at Kyodo News)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
2 Tapping Possibility of New Macroeconomic Policy
By Tsutomu MIYAGAWA (Vice president, Gakushuin University, Tokyo)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
3 DPJ-led Government's Economic Growth Strategy
By Hideo KUMANO (Chief economist, Dai-ichi Life Research Institute Inc.)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
4 What Is DPJ's Philosophy Behind Its Economy Policy?
By Seki OBATA (Associate professor, Keio Business School)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
5 Hatoyama's International Policy From Confusion to New Strategies?
By Akihiko TANAKA (Executive vice president & managing director, Univ. of Tokyo)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
6 How Can Greenhouse Gases Be Reduced After 2013?
By Hiroshi HAMASAKI (Research fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
7 Critical View about East Asian Community
By Kyung Tae LEE (President, Institute for International Trade, Korea International Trade Association (KITA))
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
8 Foundation for Sino-Japanese Economic & Trade Relations Mutual Benefit & Regional Cooperation
By WANG Yizhi (Prof. & acting head, Institute of Information Science, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
9 New Japanese Government's Trade Policy Southeast Asian Perspective
By Hank LIM (Director for research, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA))
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
10 Hatoyama's Vision of an Asian Community A European View
By Claude MEYER (Invited professor, Keio University)
Cover Story : What policies do we expect from Japan's new DPJ-led government?
11 A New Agenda: Might Japan Matter Again? Can Japan Once Again Claim Relevance in the World?
By Michael ZIELENZIGER (Visiting scholar, Univ. of California, Berkeley)
SPECIAL ARTICLE
Sustainable Poverty Reduction & Growth Acceleration in Sub-Saharan Africa Role of International Economic & Social Policies
By Mohamed LAHOUEL (Associate deanfor academic affairs, Dubai School of Govt.)
WINNING RUN Pedaling to World Fame (1)
Interview with ex-World Sprint Cycling Champion Koichi Nakano Japan's Keirin Going Global
Interviewer: Yoshihiro KATAOKA (Writer)
Viewpoint
Japan, India & United Nations Reflections of a Long-term Indian Resident in Japan
By Rabinder MALIK (Visiting lecturer at Keio Univ)
JAPANESE CRAFT & ART
TORAYA Traditional Japanese Confectioner Since 16th Century
By Toraya Confectionery Co.
FINANCE
Signs of Change in Cash-oriented Society Japan Marks 50th Anniversary of Credit Cards
By Katsuhiko SAKAI (Senior staff writer and deputy editor at Economic News Desk, Jiji Press)
ECONOMIC FOCUS
Gender Disparity in Workplace What Can Japan Learn from France?
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT, & executive managing director, JEF)
Culture
Natural Disasters & Buddhist View of Life Haiti Quake & 15th Anniversary of Hanshin Temblor
By Masakazu HOSODA (Chief editor, Cultural News Section, Kyodo News)
CONOMIC INDICATORS FOR JAPAN
Charts March/April 2010
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SPOTLIGHT
Japanese Like Doing Small Things
By Nao HARADA (JEF)
Promenade
Hachijojima An Island with Unique History & Culture
By Natsuko TOYODA (JEF)
CHALLENGING REGION
Nagareyama: City in Forest Close to Tokyo
By Yoshiharu IZAKI (Mayor, Nagareyama City)
JEF's Forthcoming Event
JEF-Chatham House Symposium Post-Crisis Analysis: How Japan and Europe Responded, What Results to Expect
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JEF's Recent Events
Series of Events in United States in January 2010
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