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March/April 2015 Issue

March/April 2015 Issue

Innovation - Reality or Dream? Predicting the Future of Technology, Economy & Society

Publisher's Note
2015 — Year of the Sheep, Year of "Signs of Growth"
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream?
Innovation — Reality or Dream? Predicting the Future of Technology, Economy & Society
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 1
An Interview with Youngah Park, President of the Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) Women's Leadership at the Center of Asian Innovation
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka   Writing: Kathy Burton-Lewis
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 2
Innovation in Japan Today — a Driver of Economic Growth or a Factor in Societal Transformation?
By Yuko Harayama (executive member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI) at the Cabinet Office)
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 3
The Role of the OECD in International Foresight: Better Use of Foresight for Better Policies for Better Lives
By Angela Wilkinson (counsellor for Strategic Foresight at the OECD)
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 4-1
Science & Technology Forecasting Aimed at Meeting Societal Challenges
By Atsushi Ogasawara (director of the Science and Technology Foresight Center at MEXT's National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP))
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 4-2
Food-Energy-Water Foresight for Sustainable Economic Development & Eco-Resilience in ASEAN Countries
By Surachai Sathitkunarat (executive director of the APEC Center for Technology Foresight, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office, Thailand.)
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 5-1
An Interview with Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc. "The Platinum Society" of Energy Self-Sufficiency Is Approaching in Japan
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 5-3
An interview with Masayo Takahashi, Project Leader at the Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration, RIKEN iPS Cells — Breakthrough Technology That Could Herald Average Life Span of 100 Years
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka   Writing: Naoko Sakai
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 5-4
An Interview with Toshifumi Tsuji, Senior General Manager, Saitama Factory, Production Headquarters, GLORY LTD. A Factory Where Work Can Be Shared with Faithful Friends
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka   Writing: Naoko Sakai
Special Article • 1
50 Leading Companies for Women in APEC
By APEC Office, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
JAPANESE FILM ARCHIVES
The Murky Side of Meiji Japan
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
CJK Cooperation Dialogue 2014
JEF Starts New Communication Channel with Japan's Neighbors
By Mayumi Inoue (a member of the international programs section in the operations department of JEF)
Recent JEF Activity
Approaching the Reality of Political Economy A Brief Introduction to JEF International Seminars in 2014
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Special Article • 2
A World Festival to Celebrate Happiness
By Mohan Gopal (volunteer of the Art of Living Foundation)
Interview
An Interview with Nicholas E. Benes, Representative Director, the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI) Corporate Governance Reform in Japan: Enhancing the Profile of Japan Inc.
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka   Writing: Chaobang Ai
Cover Story • Innovation — Reality or Dream? • 5-2
An Interview with Masaru Kitsuregawa, Director General of the National Institute of Informatics Big Data — Leading Technology for an Affluent Future
By Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section