E-Journal

March/April 2013 Issue

March/April 2013 Issue

Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region

Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 2-2
2-2. The Global IT Torrent Is Washing Away "The Poverty Trap" - What Japanese Industries Failed to See & Where Lessons Can Be Drawn for Revival
By Akihiko Shinozaki (professor, the Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University)
Publisher's Note
Necessity for Having Objective Criteria
By Noboru Hatakeyama
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • Cover Lead
Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 1-1
1-1. The Perils & Promise of Freer Trade
By Gary Clyde HufbauerGary Clyde Hufbauer (Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, the Peterson Institute)
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 1-2
1-2. What Asian Economic Integration Means to China
By Jianmin Jin (senior fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute)
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 1-3
1-3. East Asian Economic Integration
By Chang Jae Lee (senior research fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 1-4
1-4. Economic & Political Implications
By Hank Lim (senior research fellow, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 1-5
1-5. The US Factor in Japan’s Territorial Disputes
By Mike Mochizuki (associate professor of political science and international affairs, the George Washington University)
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 1-6
1-6. BRICs: Geopolitical & Geoeconomic Implications of the Quest for Innovation
By Marcos Troyjo (co-founder and director, the BRICLab at Columbia)
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 1-7
1-7. Can RTAs Help to Revitalize the Multilateral Trading System?
By Ken Ash & Iza Lejarraga (director of trade and agriculture & trade policy analyst, the OECD)
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 2-1
2-1. Technological Change & the Inequality Cycle in an Aging Society
By Keiichiro Kobayashi (fellow, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI))
Cover Story •Economics & Geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific Region • 2-3
2-3. Fostering Innovation
By Richard P. Greenfield (journalist, editor and consultant living in Japan)
Special Article • 1
Saving 10,000 — Winning a War on Suicide in Japan
By Rene Duignan (Economist for the Delegation of the European Union to Japan)
Special Article • 2
Centuries-old Spiritual Connections between India & Japan A Personal Perspective by a Long-term Resident of Japan & Singer of Japanese Folk Songs
By Rabinder Malik (Visiting lecturer, Keio University; Representative of TERI, Japan)
Special Article • 3
India & Japan in an Asian Context
By Sanjeev Sinha (president, the Sun and Sands Group)
Club of Rome
1st article: Challenging "The Dilemma of Growth": the Key to Prosperity without Bankrupting Nature 2nd article: Fundamental Changes Required to Save Nature from Bankruptcy
1st article: By Satoshi Kojima (director of the Economy and Environment Group, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)2nd article: By Xin Zhou (senior policy researcher, IGES)
Recent JEF Activity
A Small Organization Committed to Promoting Global Peace & Prosperity — JEF's Recent Accomplishments
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)