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January/February 2013 Issue

January/February 2013 Issue

Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy

Publisher's Note
Convergence between Capitalism & Developmentalism
By Noboru Hatakeyama
Cover Story • Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • Cover Lead
Cover Lead: Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 1
1. Think Tanks & Universities – Key Players in Achieving Prosperity in the 21st Century
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 2
2. The Evolving Role of Think Tanks in Japan
By Akiko Imai (research fellow and director for public communications, the Tokyo Foundation)
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 4
4. From an interview with Dr. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Director & Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), University of Tokyo A Knowledge Coordinator Seeking Harmony between Nature & Society
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 5
5. From an interview with Prof. Kentaro Nobeoka, director of the Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University Japanese Industries Facing Challenge to Turn Technology into Social Value
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 6
6. The Role of Think Tanks in China – The Case of CASS
By Zhang Yunling (pofessor & director of international studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 7
7. Building an ASEAN Community: Track 2 Diplomacy & ASEAN-ISIS
By Simon Tay (chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs)
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 8
8. The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research - Its Role in Achieving Asia-Pacific Partnerships
By Gary Hawke (emeritus professor, Victoria University, Wellington and senior fellow of NZIER)
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 9
9. University of Hong Kong's Department of Japanese Studies: Promoting Academic & Policy-Related Research
By Victor Teo (faculty member, Department of Japanese Studies, University of Hong Kong)
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 10
10. Potential Benefits of Intellectual Collaboration between Japan & Europe: The Case of Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS
By Sébastien Lechevalier (associate professor at EHESS, Paris)
Special Article • 1
Towards New Indicators of Social Sustainability
By Florence Jany-Catrice (economist and professor, University Lille 1)
Special Article • 2
21st-Century Economic Integration: Learning from ASEAN & a New Vision for APEC
By Andrew Elek (executive director, Bellendena Partners)
Special Article • 3
Examining the Post-3.11 "Demand Response" How Japan Overcame the Power Crisis
By Hiroshi Takahashi (research fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute)
Emerging Countries' Viewpoint • 1
Cool Japan – Hot India
By Sanjeev Sinha (president, Sun & Sands Advisors)
Emerging Countries' Viewpoint • 2
Japan Is a News-Making Hub for Arab & Middle East Media
By Khaldon Azhari (president, PanOrient News Corporation)
from a reader • 1
Japan's Investments Reach Inflection Point
By N. Chandra Mohan (economics and business commentator based in New Delhi)
from a reader • 2
Investing in History – Japan's First Foreign Geisha on Preserving Cultural Traditions
By Alanna Cole-Baker (freelance journalist)
NGO IN JAPAN
High School Model United Nations: The Activities of High School Ambassadors
By Takeshi Koh (member, Global Classrooms International Exchange Division, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO)
Cover Story Pilots in the Chartless Sea of a Knowledge Economy • 3
3. Think Tanks: Their Expected Role in the Current Crisis
By Jun Kurihara (research director, Canon Institute for Global Studies)