E-Journal

May/June 2010 Issue

May/June 2010 Issue

Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth

Publisher's Note
Nonnuclear Weapon Policies
By Noboru Hatakeyama
TOPICS
-Keidanren Makes Fresh Start under New Leader -Sony, Panasonic on Offensive in 3D TV -Will Seiho Make Comeback?
By Hiroshi OKABE (Senior business news editor at Kyodo News)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
1 Gender-equal Society: Most Effective Strategy for Growth
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT, & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
2 Use Women Effectively as Human Resources in Japanese Economy
By Eiko SHINOTSUKA (Commissioner, National Personnel Authority)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
3 Interview with Yuri Konno, President, Dial Service Co. Pioneer of Women Entrepreneurs Never Ceasing to Challenge
Interviewer: Shigemi KOHTAKA (staff reporter for Economic News Section & concurrently for Woman's Eye Editorial Unit, Kyodo News)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
4 Women Entrepreneurs Making Leap Forward
By Mariko TAMURA (Secretary general, Japan Academic Association for Ventures and Entrepreneurs)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
5 Women's Finance Initiative Activates Japanese Economy SRI's Growth Potential in Japan
By Mizue TSUKUSHI (president & CEO, The Good Bankers Co.)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
6 Gender Equality & Economic Growth in Japan View from Europe
By Yukiko FUKASAKU (Independent consultant and founder/principal, INNOVMOND, France)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
7 Women: Most Underused Resource in Japan Business Case for Gender Diversity
By Suzanne PRICE (Head, Price Global)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
8 Super Potential Power: New Leaders of a New Japan?
By Dora TAUZIN (French essayist/journalist)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
9 Japanese Women & Their Role in Innovation
By Parissa HAGHIRIAN (Associate professor of int'l management at the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia Univ., Tokyo)
Cover Story : Gender Equality Spurs Economic Growth
10 Women's Labor Force Participation through Work/Life Balance
By Chin-Sung CHUNG (Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Seoul National Univ.)
SPECIAL ARTICLE
US-Japan Relationship In Search of Real Change
By Alan WOLFF, Dana MARSHALL & Maki HISHIKAWA (Dewey & LeBoeuf)
ASIAN VIEW
Human Security & Taiwan's Roles in International Community
By Mignonne CHAN (Senior advisor to the president, National Security Council, Republic of China (Taiwan))
Viewpoint
Japan's Relationship with Australia
By Ross STOCKALL (Managing director, Stockall & Associates Pty Ltd.)
WINNING RUN: Pedaling to World Fame (2)
Interview with ex-World Sprint Cycling Champion Koichi Nakano Strong Motivation Thrills Spectators
Interviewer: Yoshihiro KATAOKA (Writer)
CULTURAL EXCHANGE: TUNISIA
Interview with Tunisian Ambassador N. B. F. Hached Japan, Tunisia Need More Meaningful Ties
Interviewer: Jillian YORKE ( Freelance translator, writer and editor)
CULTURAL EXCHANGE: TUNISIA
Tunisia: A Nation of Multicultural Heritage
By Embassy of Tunisia in Japan
JAPANESE CRAFT & ART 1
Japan: a Powerhouse of Long-life Firms 1 INDEN-YA: Magic of Deerskin & Urushi Lacquer
By Toshimasa YOKOZAWA (Professor, Faculty of Business Management, Asia Univ., Tokyo)
JAPANESE CRAFT & ART 2
Kabuki: a Sensory, Actor-centered Dramatic Art
By Jean WILSON (English Earphone Guide Kabuki commentator English Earphone Guide Kabuki commentator and freelance writer)
PROMENADE
"Representative Men of Japan" Learning from Book Written by Christian/Thinker K. Uchimura
By Etsuo KOZAWA (Director of economic research, JEF)
Culture
Kawaii!
By Masakazu HOSODA (Chief editor, Cultural News Section, Kyodo News)
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
Wanted: Made in Japan
By Isao ADACHI (Commentator, Jiji Press)
FINANCE
Japanese Banks Busy with Debt Moratoriums About-face under New SME-Aiding Law
By Katsuhiko SAKAI (Senior staff writer and deputy editor at Economic News Desk, Jiji Press)
SPOTLIGHT
"Avatar" As I Saw It
By Etsuko KOZAWA (Director of economic research, JEF)
ECONOMIC INDICATORS FOR JAPAN
Charts May/June 2010
JAPAN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION
JEF's Recent Activity
JEF-Chatham House Symposium
JAPAN ECONOMIC FOUNDATION