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May/June 2014 Issue

May/June 2014 Issue

Where is the Global Trade Regime Heading?

Publisher's Note
Energy Security Revisited
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading?
Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? Searching for an Ideal International Trade Discipline
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 1
Dawn of a New System
By Jagdish Bhagwati (University Professor of Economics, Law and International Affairs at Columbia University)
STUDY IN JAPAN
Do Traditional Values Have a Place in Modern Industrialized Japan?
By Lars-Hendrik Greiwe (senior undergraduate student at Amsterdam University College in the Netherlands)
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 2
The WTO Looking Towards the Future
By David Shark (deputy director-general of the WTO)
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 3-1-1
Australian Views on the Global Economic & Geopolitical Landscape ~An Interview with Bruce Miller, Australian Ambassador to Japan
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Special Article • 3
Valuable Cultural Exchanges with a Neighbor ~An Interview with Chu Wen-Ching, Advisor & Director, Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 3-1-2
TPP & RCEP US-China Competitive Regional Integration & Japan
By Hideyuki Miura (assistant professor of international political economy at Kyorin University, Tokyo)
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 3-1-3
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone – a Strategic Decision by China
By Yizhi Wang (professor at the Graduate School of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)
Special Article • 2
Japan's "Proactive Contribution to Peace" A Mere Political Label?
By Akiko Fukushima (senior fellow at The Tokyo Foundation)
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 3-1-4
Historical Analysis of Japan, East Asian Trade Regionalism & the US Potential Implications for Japan-US TPP Negotiations
By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard (executive director of the Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations)
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 3-2
Brazil Chartering a New Road Map to Global Trade & Investment
By Marcos Troyjo (co-founder and director of BRICLab at Columbia University)
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 4-1
Collaboration Between FTAs & the WTO for the Development of Global Value Chains
By Michitaka Nakatomi (consulting fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI))
Special Article • 1
"Proactive Contribution to International Peace" Japan's Cooperative Strategy as a "Natural" Country
By Toshiya Hoshino (vice president at Osaka University)
Cover Story • Where Is the Global Trade Regime Heading? • 4-2
Where Is the WTO Heading?
By Gary Hawke (associate senior fellow at NZIER)
MINI COVER STORY • The Latest Development of Tohoku Region after 3.11 • 1
Creating a "New Tohoku"
By Yoshiyuki Ogawa (deputy director at the Reconstruction Agency)
MINI COVER STORY • The Latest Development of Tohoku Region after 3.11 • 2
Fukushima Offshore Wind Consortium Symbol of Fukushima Restoration Could Spark a Global Energy Revolution ~An Interview with Dr. Takeshi Ishihara, Professor of the University of Tokyo & Founder of the Consortium
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section