E-Journal

July/August 2012 Issue

July/August 2012 Issue

White Paper on International Economy & Trade in 2012

Publisher's Note
Equality between Exports & Imports
By Noboru Hatakeyama
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Cover Lead: White Paper on International Economy & Trade in 2012
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
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1. White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2012 − Expanding the Frontiers of Growth through Global Linkage
By Policy Planning & Research Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
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2. Measuring Trade in Value-Added An OECD-WTO Joint Initiative
By Sébastien MIROUDOT (senior trade policy analyst in the Trade in Services Division of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate)
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3. The Hollowing Out of the Manufacturing Industry: Will Foreign Direct Investment Reduce Employment in Japan?
By Ayumu TANAKA (fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry)
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4. 21st Century Regionalism
By Richard BALDWIN (professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva)
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5. Development of Unicharm's Overseas Operations
By Takahisa TAKAHARA (representative director, president and CEO, Unicharm Corporation)
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6. Current State & Future Direction of Kagaya's Overseas Development
By Masao TORIMOTO (managing director & general manager, Business Department general manager, Kagaya Corporation)
INTERVIEW
Interview with German Ambassador to Japan Volker Stanzel: Challenging Common Agenda during Turbulence in Global Economy
Interviewer: Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF) Writings: Graham HARRIS(international business consultant specializing in FDI)
SPECIAL REPORT
FTA Changes ASEAN-China Trade Japanese Trade Policy Think Tank ITI Analyzes Implementation of ACFTA
By Toshiki TAKAHASHI (chief economist, Institute for International Trade and Investment)
Special Article 1
1. Living the Japanese Dream
By Régis ARNAUD (founder of production company Tokyo Story/Japan correspondent for French newspaper Le Figaro & editor-in-chief of France Japon Eco)
Special Article 3
3. Investing in Japan
By Richard P. GREENFIELD (journalist, editor and consultant living in Japan)
Update of Asian Nuclear Power 1
1. Increasing Nuclear Power in the Asia-Pacific Area
By Ross STOCKALL (director of Stockall Research)
Update of Asian Nuclear Power 2
2. Progress Report on Japan's Recovery from the Tragedy of 3.11, 2011
Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
STUDY IN JAPAN 1
1. Reform of Higher Education in Japan: An Experiment in Akita
By Mineo NAKAJIMA (president of Akita International University)
STUDY IN JAPAN 2
2. Temple University Japan & Japan's Third Opening
By Robert DUJARRIC (Director, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus)
ECONOMIC FOCUS
Lessons of "Fallacy of Composition"
By Naoyuki HARAOKA (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Special Article 2
2. Tradition & Modernity in Junichiro Tanizaki's Writings
By Mukesh WILLIAMS (professor of Humanities at Soka University, Japan, and visiting faculty at Keio University-SFC)