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January/February 2015 Issue

January/February 2015 Issue

Labor Market Reform - Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity

Publisher's Note
In Pursuit of Broader & Deeper Integration Ownership by the Public
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Story • Labor Market Reform - Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity
Labor Market Reform - Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story Labor Market Reform - Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 1
Main Focus of the Recently Announced Labor Market Reform in Japan A view from the Chairman of the Labor Market Reform Working Group of the Regulatory Reform Council to the Prime Minister
By Kotaro Tsuru (professor of economics, Graduate School of Business & Commerce, Keio University)
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 3
An Interview with Giovanni Ganelli, Senior Economist of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at IMF Labor Market Reform Under "Abenomics" — a Key to a Fully Revitalized Economy
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka   Writing: Chaobang Ai
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 4
An Interview with Shintaro Okuno, Managing Director, BAIN & COMPANY JAPAN How Can Japanese Businesses Survive the Labor Shortage?
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 5
What Japan Can Learn from Germany’s Labor Market Reform
By Nobuyuki Kinoshita (senior advisor to Aflac Japan)
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 6
German Immigration Policy: Current Challenges & Further Need for Reform
By Steffen Angenendt (senior associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs))
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 7
New Trends in Japanese Businesses Employing International Students as New Graduates
By Keiji Takehara (president and CEO of Future Design Lab Corporation)
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 8
An Interview with Bruce Stronach, Dean of Temple University, Japan Campus How Can Japan Enable Non-Japanese to Be Part of Its Labor Force?
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka   Writing: Chaobang Ai
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 9
An Interview with Danny Risberg, CEO, Philips Japan "Labor Market Reform" Under "Abenomics" Is Moving in the Right Direction But Needs More Effort on Business
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka   Writing: Chaobang Ai
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 10
An Interview with Dietmar Kielnhofer, General Manager, The Westin Tokyo Labor Market Reform Is Vital to Preserve Omotenashi in Japan's Hotel Business
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka   Writing: Chaobang Ai
VIEWS OF JAPAN'S YOUNGER GENERATION • 1
Adapting New Educational Models for Japan-India Educational Partnership
By Ui Teramoto (doctoral student at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University-SFC)
VIEWS OF JAPAN'S YOUNGER GENERATION • 2
Difficulties of Hostile Takeovers in Japan
By Daigaku Murata (doctoral student at the graduate school of economics at Soka University)
Special Article • 1
The Case of Sake
By Richard P. Greenfield (journalist, editor & consultant living in Japan)
Special Article • 2
Interview with Renya Kikuchi, Chairman of Learning Systems Co., Ltd. Exporting STEM/Robotics Education Social Entrepreneurship Built on the Experience of IT Business
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Book Review
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty (Harvard University Press. 696 pp. $39.95)
By Shumpei Takemori (professor of economics, Keio University)
Cover Story Labor Market Reform — Key to Enhancing Individual Creativity • 2
Labor Market Reform in Japan Is a Top Priority
By Randall S. Jones (head of the Japan/Korea Desk at the OECD)