E-Journal

January/February 2011 Issue

January/February 2011 Issue

NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges

SPOTLIGHT
At Beginning of New Year
By Nao Harada (JEF)
ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Charts January/February 2011
JEF
Recent JEF Activities
Japan-US Forum:“Trans-Pacific Partnership & Future of Asia-Pacific Region”
Special Announcement
Japan SPOTLIGHT Going Digital
Publisher's Note
2011: Year for Challenges
By Noboru Hatakeyama
TOPICS
-APEC to Spur Freer Trade with "Yokohama Vision" -Japan to Build 2 Nuclear Reactors in Vietnam -Rate of Job-landing Univ. Students Lowest on Record
By Hiroshi OKABE (Chief editor, Economic News Section, Kyodo News)
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES
Globally Pioneering Ecologist: Kumagusu Minakata (1867-1941) Thought of Diversity from Buddhist World
By Isao ADACHI(Commentator, Jiji Press)
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
1 Greetings from Club of Rome Celebrating Launch of Club's Japan Chapter
By Ian JOHNSON (Secretary general, the Club of Rome)
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
2 High Hopes on Club of Rome's Revived Japan Chapter
By Shuji KATAYAMA (Executive director, Japan Techno-Economics Society)
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
3 Ecosystem Services for Sustainability Valuable, Vital & Overlooked
By Pavan SUKHDEV (special adviser and head of UNEP's Green Economy Initiative), Florian EPPINK & Kaavya VARMA (The Economics of Ecosystems Biodiversity (TEEB))
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
4 The Blue Economy
By Gunter PAULI (Founder, ZERI (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives))
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
5 International Year of Biodiversity Nagoya Summit & Beyond
By Ahmed DJOGHLAF (Executive secretary, the Convention on Biological Diversity)
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
6 Reform Food Production to Save Ecosystems & Biodiversity
By Janet RANGANATHAN (Vice president for science and research, the World Resources Institute (WRI)) & Frances IRWIN (Co-author of the World Resources Institute's publications)
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
7 Can REDD-plus Save Asia's Tropical Rainforests?
By Henry SCHEYVENS (Director, Natural Resources Management Group, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
8 Biodiversity Convention & NGOs How to Help Solve Environmental Problems
By Hidenori KUSAKARI (Secretary to chief executive officer, WWF Japan)
Cover Story : NGOs - Key Players in Fighting Global Environmental Challenges
9 Role of NGOs for Biodiversity Convention
By Tetsu HATTORI (Member, Steering Committee, Japan Civil Network for the Convention on Biological Diversity)
Culture
Unseen Face of Justice
By Naofumi KANEKO (Chief editor, Cultural News Section, Kyodo News)
SPECIAL ARTICLES 1
Egypt-Japan Partnership Futuristic Vision
By Walid Mahmoud ABDELNASSER (Ambassador, the Arab Republic of Egypt to Japan)
SPECIAL ARTICLES 2
Invest More in Health & Education Swedish Ambassador Advises Japan
Interviewer: Jillian YORKE (Freelance translator, writer and editor)
SPECIAL ARTICLES 3
Impact of US 2010 Elections
By Harald MALMGREN (Former US deputy trade representative and Senate advisor)
SPECIAL ARTICLES 4
No Stopgap Measures Effective Accept Foreign Labor for Fiscal Resuscitation, Economic Growth
By Kazumasa OGURO (Associate professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
ASIAN VIEW : Human Security 2
Environmental Security
By Mignonne CHAN (Assistant professor at the Graduate Institute of the Americas, Tamkang University, Taiwan)
PERSONAL PROFILE
Interview with Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, president & CEO, Production I.G, Inc. Japanese Anime Evolving
Interviewer: Yoshihiro KATAOKA (Writer)
Viewpoint
Japan Kaleidoscope
By Mohan GOPAL (Market-entry consultant with Camel International Group)
PROMENADE
Art of Iai Offers Clue to Japan's Soul
By Natsuko TOYODA (JEF)
ECONOMIC FOCUS
Romanticism or Realism Which Will Dominate Post-crisis Economy?
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT)