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July/August 2010 Issue

July/August 2010 Issue

White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2010

Publisher's Note
Creeping Protectionism
By Noboru Hatakeyama
TOPICS
-Postal Privatization Plan Revamped -Offshore Wind Energy Worth 10 Nuke Plants -Racing for Asian "Beauty Markets"
By Hiroshi OKABE (Chief editor, Economic News Section, Kyodo News)
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
Yokai Comic "GeGeGe no Kitaro" & Japanese Society
By Isao ADACHI (Commentator, Jiji Press)
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1)Bringing Out Japan's Hidden Strength to Meet Further Challenges of Globalization
By Policy Planning & Research Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
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2) World Economy & Policy Issues after Financial Crisis
By Shin-ichi FUKUDA (Prof., Graduate School of Economics, Univ. of Tokyo)
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3) Changing Production Networks in Asia
By Junjiro SHINTAKU (Associate prof. of corporate strategy, Graduate School of Economics, Univ. of Tokyo)
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4) For Sustained High Economic Growth in Asia
By Shujiro URATA (Prof. of economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda Univ.)
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5) Made-in-Japan Teaching Method Why Worldwide Acceptance?
By Akio TSUNODA (President, Kumon Institute of Education Co.)
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6) Bullet Train & Maglev System to Cross the Pacific
By Yoshiyuki KASAI (Chairman, JRC)
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7) "Made in Japan": from Textile Town to World
By Kozo MITSUZANE (Founder/manager of Marumitsu Apparel Co.)
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8) Glass Coating Offers Comfort & CO2 Cuts Japan Leads World in Environmental Technology
By Katsuo YAGISAWA (President, Fumin Co.)
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9) Securing Globally Playable Human Resources Vital
By Yoshiaki IWASA (President, Santoh Inc.)
SPECIAL ARTICLES
1) Futenma Base Issue A Test to Deepen Japan-US Relations
By Satoshi MORIMOTO (Director/professor, Institute of World Studies, Takushoku Univ.)
SPECIAL ARTICLES
2) EU-Japan Economic Cooperation It's Time to Unleash Partnership Power
By Malcolm HARBOUR (European Parliament member & chairman, Internal Market & Consumer Protection Committee)
SPECIAL ARTICLES
3)Japan's Nation Branding A Stakeholder Approach
By Keith DINNIE (Associate prof. of business , Temple Univ. Japan (TUJ))
SPECIAL ARTICLES
4) Japan Wine Project
By Ernest SINGER (President, Millesimes, Inc.)
PERSONAL PROFILE
Interview with Setsuko Yuki, a famed food coordinator Japanese Cuisine Changing World Food Culture
Interviewer: Yoshihiro KATAOKA (Freelance writer)
JAPANESE CRAFT & ART
Japan: a Powerhouse of Long-life Firms 2 Nambu Tekki Ironware 1st Pick on Japan's Traditional Craftwork List
By Toshimasa YOKOZAWA (Professor, Faculty of Business Management, Asia Univ.)
Viewpoint
"Happiness Brings Happiness" Life in a Tokyo Kominka
By Jillian YORKE (Freelance translator)
CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Israel - Land of Cultural Fusion
By Michal WEILER-TAL (Spokesperson, Embassy of Israel, Tokyo)
Culture
Kabukiza Gripped by Frenzy
By Masakazu HOSODA (Deputy managing editor, News Dept., Kyodo News)
FINANCE
Japanese Gov't Bond Myth Long-term Yields Remain Low despite Massive Issues
By Katsuhiko SAKAI (Senior staff writer & deputy editor at Economic News Desk, Jiji Press)
ECONOMIC FOCUS
GDP Size & Its Impact on World Economy
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, JS & executive managing director, JEF)
ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Charts July/August 2010
JEF
SPOTLIGHT
Great Actor of Old Kabukiza
By Naoyuki HARAOKA
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