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July/August 2021 Issue

July/August 2021 Issue

Turning the Pandemic Into Opportunities for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Contents : July/August 2021 Issue (No. 238)
Turning the Pandemic Into Opportunities for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Publisher's Note
Dialogue & Trust Matter – How Can We Reconstruct a Post-Pandemic Society?
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Lead
Turning the Pandemic Into Opportunities for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
By Naoyuki Haraoka
Cover Story 1
Interview with Dr. Jay Rao, Professor, Strategy & Innovation, Department of Operations and Information Management, Babson College
Crises & Innovation – a Perspective on Business Management
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 2
Interview with Larry Clark, Managing Director of Global Learning Solutions at Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning
A Crisis Could Provide Ideal Conditions for Deep Innovation
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 3
Digital Transformation & Innovation: the Impacts of Covid-19
By Dirk Pilat
Cover Story 4
Interview with Dr. Yo Iwami, CEO of MedPeer
Collective Intelligence from IT to Support Doctors & Help Patients – the Story of Japanese Healthcare Venture MedPeer
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 5
Interview with Tom Macallister, Co-Founder & Director of Caburn Solutions Ltd.
IoT Helping Smart Offices in Need of Protection from the Pandemic
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 6
Interview with Anthony Huszar, Account Leader for Global Health Security & Eszter Gulacsy, Technical Director in Sustainability, Mott MacDonald
Flexibility in Workplaces Enhances Office Amenity & Lowers Risk of Infection
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 7
Interview with Nick Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of NowSignage Ltd.
Digital Signage Advancing an Information Society in the Pandemic
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 8
Interview with Masaru Morizane, CEO of GIFMO Co., Ltd.
Innovation for Happiness in an Aging Society
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 9
Interview with Renee Graham, Chairwoman of the APEC forum Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy
APEC: Driving Innovation & Female Entrepreneurship
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 10

Interview with Svetlana Shmakova, Winner of the Grand Prize of the APEC BEST Award 2020
Russian Mother Promotes Healthy Food Business as Pandemic Prompts Public Health Concerns
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 11
Interview with Norzilawaty Md Isa, Founder of The Good Prawn, Malaysia
The Good Prawn Wins APEC BEST Award
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Interview
Interview with Dr. Yasuharu Tokuda, Director of Muribushi Okinawa Center for Teaching Hospitals, Okinawa, Japan
The Outlook for the Pandemic
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Article 1
“Asia Is One: Asian Cultures & Mind” – a Joint Symposium by Soka University & Japan SPOTLIGHT
By Rajesh Williams
Special Article 2
A Preventable Disaster: The Findings & Recommendations of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness & Response on Covid-19
By Jillian Yorke
History of Relations of Asian Countries
Japan & the Mongol Empire – the 13th Century
By Mohan Gopal
Economic Indictors for Japan
Japanese Labor Market Under the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Nobuo Iizuka
Back Cover
Turning the Pandemic Into Opportunities for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

【Next Issue】 The Sept./Oct. 2021 issue highlights METI’s White Paper on International Economy & Trade in 2021 as usual. We expect to see data-based analysis by METI on the international economy and trade issues in 2021 during the ongoing pandemic. Our next issue will be published on our website on Sept. 10, 2021.