E-Journal

March/April 2016 Issue

March/April 2016 Issue

Structural Reform of Local Economies

Publisher's Note
May 2016 – the Year of the Monkey – Be a Fruitful One
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Story ・Structural Reform of Local Economies
Structural Reform of Local Economies Policies to Enhance Japan,s Growth Potential
By Naoyuki Haraoka (executive managing director, editor-in-chief of Japan SPOTLIGHT)
Cover Story Structural Reform of Local Economies
Interview with Kazuhiko Toyama, Partner & CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. Rise in Productivity Would Conquer Depopulation in Japan
by Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story • Structural Reform of Local Economies • 2
Interview with Kazushi Saito, President and Owner of "Izumi No San", "Shonai Kome Kobo" and "Maister". Will Agriculture Be a Leading Industry in Japan Following Conclusion of TPP?
by Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story Structural Reform of Local Economies 3
Interview with Hiromichi Takahashi, Public Relations, Executive Director of Pal System Agricultural Reform as Envisaged by the Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story Structural Reform of Local Economies 4
Enhancing the Community to Create a Glorious Koriyama Where People Come Together
By Masato Shinagawa
Cover Story Structural Reform of Local Economies 5
The Role of Finance in Local Revitalization
By Seiji Jige
Cover Story • Structural Reform of Local Economies • 6
Regional Revitalization Through Health Promotion of "People" & "Cities"
By Shinya Kuno
Cover Story Structural Reform of Local Economies 7
Foreign Affiliates Key Players in Revitalizing Local Economies
By Naoyuki Haraoka
Cover Story Structural Reform of Local Economies 8
Interview with Ross Findlay, Managing Director, Niseko Adventure Centre (NAC) Foreigners Helping to REvive Local Economies in Japan Through Tourism
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story Structural Reform of Local Economies 9
Interview with Payson Cha, Chairman of Mingly Corporation A Beautiful Japanese Hot Spring Resort Restored by a Long-time Friend of Japan in Hong Kong
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Article 1
The Formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) & Policy Issues for Japan's Globalization Strategy
By Khuong M. Vu
Special Article 2
Low Oil Prices: Their Economic, Geopolitical & Environmental Impact
By Vaclav Smil
Special Article 3
The High Stakes of TPP Ratification: Implications for Asia-Pacific & Beyond
By Mireya Solís
Special Article 4
The Trans-Pacific Partnership — Unveiling Major Implications for Vietnam
By Vo Tri Thanh & Nguyen Anh Duong
CULTURAL EXCHANGE • INDIA
The Development of Yokohama & Mumbai Through Sister City Exchanges
By Nobuyasu Kaneko
VIEWS OF JAPAN’S YOUNGER GENERATION
Cooperation of Industries Between Japan & Vietnam
By Nobuko Kato
Recent JEF Activity
JEF Forum — Discussions on Structural Reform Key to Achieving Economic Growth in the Post-Financial Crisis Era
By Japan SPOTLIGHT