E-Journal

September/October 2017 Issue

September/October 2017 Issue

White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2017

Contents
CONTENTS: September/October 2017 Issue (No. 215) White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2017
Publisher's Note
Revisiting the Role of Government
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Lead
White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2017
By Naoyuki Haraoka
Cover Story - White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2017
White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2017 - Summary
By Policy Planning & Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
Special Topics - Inbound Tourism Story of Japan - 1
Japan's Inbound Tourism Market & Efforts to Attract 40 Million Visitors
By Mamoru Kobori
Special Topics - Inbound Tourism Story of Japan - 2
Interview with Takafumi Kawaguchi, Director for Planning and Coordination, Tourism Division, Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government "Tokyo Tokyo Old meets New"
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Topics - Inbound Tourism Story of Japan - 3
Interview with Dr. Tokuro Matsuo, Professor, Information Systems Architecture, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo Metropolitan University Corporation MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention & Exhibition/Event): a Vehicle to Lead a Nation to Prosper Through Tourism
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Topics - Inbound Tourism Story of Japan - 4
Interview with Yosuke Kawasumi, Manager of the Administration Department, Toyooka Tourism Innovation Destination Management Organization (DMO) in Toyooka City - Home of the Oriental Stork - Playing Role in New Tourism Business
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Topics - Inbound Tourism Story of Japan - 5
Interview with Setsuro Nakashima, Director of Japan Inbound Business Marketing, Japan Inbound Business Department Group Headquarters, JTB Corp. JTB Corp. Striving to Create Perfect Moments for Inbound Tourists
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Topics - Inbound Tourism Story of Japan - 6
Roundtable on the Future of Japanese Tourism: Making Japan an Amazing International Tourism Destination
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Article
FinTech Developments & Their Consequences for the Financial Industry & Regulators in Asia & Beyond
By Flore-Anne Messy
Special Interview 1
Interview with Minsuk Kim, Economist at the Regional Studies Division in the Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund Demographic Transition in Asia - How to Mitigate Its Possible Impacts on the Economy?
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Interview 2
Interview with Kazuki Okimura, Counselor to the President, Japan Science and Technology Agency Embracing the Future with Prosperity in Asia Through Sakura Exchange Program in Science
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Economic Indictors for Japan
Are Japanese Exports on Expansion Track?
By Nobuo Iizuka