E-Journal

May/June 2012 Issue

May/June 2012 Issue

Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century

Recent JEF Activities
Recent JEF Activities
Japan Economic Foundation
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 1
Economic Outlook for Japan 2012 & Beyond Japan's Path to Restoration against the Backdrop of a Troubled Global Economy
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 2
Direction of METI Policies for Revitalization of Japan's Economy
By Yuya FUKUMOTO (assistant director, Industrial Structure Policy Division Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI, Japan)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 3
The Evolving Japanese Corporation: Transforming Manufacturing Companies into Financial Enterprises Where Should the Japanese Manufacturing Industry Go from Here?
By Kazumasa OGURO (associate professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, and Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry, METI, Japan)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 4
Support for Overseas Development of Creative Industries
By Daisuke YAMAGUCHI (senior coordinator for Europe, Russia and CIS, Planning Department, JETRO)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 5
Drawing an Energy & Environment Roadmap for the World: Japan's Challenge of Turning "Compactness" into "Competitiveness"
By Hiroshi HAMASAKI (research fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute, and visiting fellow, Center for International Public Policy Studies)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 6
Anti-aging Treatment for Your Governance Proposal for National Election System Based on Constituency by Life Expectancy
By Kan TAKEUCHI (associate professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, and a specialist in experimental economics and public economics)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 7
Can Japan Lead the World toward Public Interest Capitalism?
By David J. BRUNNER (research fellow, The Tokyo Foundation; researcher, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, Tokyo University; and CEO, moduleQ)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 8
The Role of Japan: Ultimate Weaver of the 21st Century
By Mohan GOPAL (volunteer with the Art of Living Foundation)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 9
New Challenges for Chinese Government at Turning Point
By Long KE (Senior fellow, Economic Research Center Fujitsu Research Institute)
Cover Story • Mission of Japan in the Roaring 21st Century • 10
Opening Up Japan: Tremendous Progress but Still a Ways to Go
By Eric MARCKS (lawyer, White & Case LLP in Tokyo)
INTERVIEW 1
Indian Ambassador to Japan Alok Prasad Working Together for the Future of Asia Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of India-Japan Diplomatic Relations
Interviewer: Naoyuki HARAOKA Writing: Helen FUJIMOTO
INTERVIEW 2
Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Rintaro Tamaki A Voyage Beyond Uncertainty The OECD's Search for Truth on a Chartless Sea
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
RECOVERY from the DISASTER
Unforgettable Fight against 3.11, 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami
By Jillian YORKE (freelance translator, writer and editor)
SPECIAL ARTICLES 1
1. Scaling Up Japan-Africa Relations
By Abdoulie JANNEH (United Nations under-secretary-general, and executive secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa)
SPECIAL ARTICLES 2
2. Trans-Pacific Solidarity: Heartfelt Thoughts & Deeds for Japan from California
By Isao S. MATSUURA (chairman of the board of the Japan Society of Northern California)
SPECIAL ARTICLES 3
3. The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism (1980-2010)
By Sébastien LECHEVALIER (associate professor at EHESS, Paris)
SPECIAL ARTICLES 4
4. Akamon Entrepreneurship Club Starting an International Venture from the Best University in Japan
By Mohamed KHARRAT (co-founder and former president of Akamon Entrepreneurship Club)
STUDY IN JAPAN
Initiatives & Programs for International Education at Tohoku University
By Junichi HIRATA (head of the International Exchange Division of Tohoku University, Japan)
Publisher's Note
"Tokyo Sky Tree" & the Nezu Family
By Noboru Hatakeyama