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January/February 2014 Issue

January/February 2014 Issue

Social Security in an Aging Society

Publisher's Note
Sustainable Commitment to Act
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Story • Social Security in an Aging Society
COVER STORY • Social Security in an Aging Society
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story • Social Security in an Aging Society • 1
1. Reforming the French Pension System in the Context of an Aging Society
By Patrick Aubert (deputy secretary-general at the French pension advisory council (Conseil d'orientation des Retraites — COR))
Cover Story • Social Security in an Aging Society • 2
2. The US Social Security Program & Debate About Reform
By Eric Lundell (president of International Technology and Trade Associates, Inc. (ITTA))
Cover Story • Social Security in an Aging Society • 3-1
3-1. The Social Security System in a Post-Welfare State
By Satoshi Watanabe (professor at the School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University)
Cover Story • Social Security in an Aging Society • 3-2
3-2. Protecting Our Lives through Healthcare Reform
By Masako Ii (professor at the School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University)
Cover Story • Social Security in an Aging Society • 4-1
4-1. "Abenomics" & Japan's Neo-Industrial Policy Initiative
By Sota Kato (senior fellow at the Tokyo Foundation and a professor at the International University of Japan (IUJ))
Cover Story • Social Security in an Aging Society • 4-2
4-2. Aftermath of the Social Security & Tax Reform: Minor or Comprehensive Change?
By Hideaki Tanaka (a professor at the Graduate School of Governance Studies at Meiji University in Tokyo)
Cover Story • Social Security in an Aging Society • 5
5. Financial Risk in China: Shadow Banks or the "Shadow of the Banks"
By Long Ke (senior fellow at the Fujitsu Research Institute)
INTERVIEW • 1
An Interview with Dr. Shigemi Kitahara, President of Kitahara International Hospital – Medical Activities Can Promote Social Development
Interview & Writing: Naoyuki Haraoka (editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
INTERVIEW • 2
An Interview with Mitsuru Izumo, President of euglena Co., Ltd. – Euglena Can Save the World from an Energy Crisis
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
INTERVIEW • 3
Jonathan Kushner, Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), Chairman of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Task Force - Tokyo Could Become a Magnet City by 2020
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka (editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF) Writing: Richard P. Greenfield (journalist, editor and consultant living in Japan)
Special Article • 1
Recent Trends in Foreign Investment in Japan & Related JETRO Services
By Takeshi Saito (director of JETRO's Invest Japan Coordination Division)
Special Article • 2
Haiku Takes Wing
By Emiko Miyashita (managing director of the English-Speaking Union of Japan and director of the JAL Foundation)
Special Article • 3
How Can We Be Respectfully Old in an Aging Society?
By Jerry Matsumura (freelance journalist based in Tokyo, formerly affiliated with HUGO Publications in London)
COLUMN • 1
"Internationalizing Japan" My Experience of Teaching in English at Japanese Universities
By Reinhard Drifte (visiting professor at various Japanese universities and at Pau University in France)
COLUMN • 2
After 3.11: Multinational Personal Networks in International Relations - The Wealth of Nations Depends Upon Investment in Human Resources
By Robert Kei Yasui (principal attorney of Los Angeles-based corporate law firm Yasui & Associates)
COLUMN • 3
One Day in Bangkok
By Fatih Birol (chief economist at the IEA in Paris)
COLUMN • 4
Cool Japan Fund Launched to Aid Global Promotion of Japanese Culture
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Special Article • 3
How Can We Be Respectfully Old in an Aging Society ?
By Jerry Matsumura (freelance journalist based in Tokyo, formerly affiliated with HUGO Publications in London)