E-Journal

September/October 2015 Issue

September/October 2015 Issue

White Paper on International Economy and Trade, 2015

Special Article • 4
Authentic ASEAN Regional Integration Still Has a Long Way to Go
By Rodolfo C. Severino (head of the ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore)
JAPANESE FILM ARCHIVES
Homage to Takakura Ken on the 1st Anniversary of His Death: Viewpoints from America & Asia
By Richard P. Greenfield (journalist, editor and consultant living in Japan) & Naoyuki Haraoka(executive managing director, editor-in-chief of Japan SPOTLIGHT)
INTERVIEW • 1
Kabuki Talk with Jean Wilson, Theater Critic & Kabuki Commentator
Interviewer: Naoyuki Haraoka (editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT/ executive managing director, Japan Economic Foundation) Writer: Chaobang Ai (writer, editor and blogger living in Tokyo)
INTERVIEW • 2
A Sentimental Journey to the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan
By Richard P. Greenfield(journalist, editor and consultant living in Japan) & Japan SPOTLIGHT Editorial Section
Publisher's Note
Evolving Japanese Management Lessons from Toshiba's "Window Dressing"
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Story • White Paper on International Economy & Trade, 2015
White Paper on International Economy & Trade, 2015
By Naoyuki Haraoka (Editor-in-chief, Japan SPOTLIGHT & executive managing director, JEF)
Cover Story • White Paper on International Economy & Trade, 2015 • 1
White Paper on International Economy & Trade - Summary
By Policy Planning & Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
Cover Story • White Paper on International Economy & Trade, 2015 • 3
The 2015 White Paper on International Economy & Trade Export & Investment
By Hiroshi Ohashi (professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)
Cover Story • White Paper on International Economy & Trade, 2015 • 2
Surviving the Unstable Global Economy Challenges for the Japanese Economy as Seen Through the 2015 White Paper on International Economy & Trade
By Koji Ito (associate professor, Research Center for Advanced Policy Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)
Cover Story • White Paper on International Economy & Trade, 2015 • 4
Trends & Characteristics of Inward & Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Japan
By Kozo Kiyota (professor of Economics, Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University/ research associate, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Cover Story • White Paper on International Economy & Trade, 2015 • 5
Why Hasn't the Yen's Depreciation Improved Japan's Trade Deficit?
By Junko Shimizu (professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
Book Review
Superpower Three Choices for America's Role in the World by Ian Bremmer (Penguin Portfolio. 240 pp. $27.95)
By Naoyuki Haraoka (ecutive managing director & editor-in-chief of Japan SPOTLIGHT)
Special Article • 1
Why a Hydrogen-powered Society Is Worth Striving For
By Kazunari Sasaki (distinguished professor of engineering and director, International Research Center for Hydrogen Energy at Kyushu University)
Special Article • 2
Inside Japan's Long-term Energy Policy
By Ken Koyama (chief economist & managing director, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
Special Article • 3
Transformation of the Japan-US Alliance Geopolitical Implications
By Mike M. Mochizuki (Japan-US Relations Professo, Memory of Gaston Sigur, George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs)