English E-Journal

September/October 2018 Issue

September/October 2018 Issue

White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2018

Contents
White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2018
Publisher's Note
Social Revolution & Education
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Lead
White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2018
By Naoyuki Haraoka
Cover Story 1
White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2018 — Summary
By Policy Planning & Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
Cover Story 2
Roundtable by Long Ke, Muneo Kurauchi, Prof. Kazuyuki Motohashi & Prof. Mariko Watanabe
Roundtable Discussion on the Chinese Economy — Opportunities & Challenges
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Interview 1
Interview with Dr. Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
The Future Direction of the Trade War & Role of the WTO
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Interview 2
Interview with Christina L. Davis, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Outlook for Trade Wars & Global Governance
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Interview 3
Interview with Tadaaki Sugiyama, Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, Legal & Compliance, Kao Corporation
Kao Corporation Was Awarded Grand Prize for Best Corporate Governance in Japan in 2017
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Article 1
Why Political Volatility in Europe Is Here to Stay
By Matthew Goodwin
Special Article 2
The Japanese Tax System — Directions for Reform
By Satoshi Watanabe
Special Article 3
Efforts to Decommission the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
By Nuclear Accident Response Office, Agency for Natural Resources & Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry
Special Article 4
Future Outlook for the Korean Peninsula Situation
By Chanwoo Lee
Culture
Megumi: the Elegance & Grace of the Japanese Geisha
By Mukesh Williams
Book Review
A Book with a 40-Syllable Title
By Jillian Yorke
Student View 1
Obsession or Dedication? The Japanese Work Ethic as a Nation Brand
By Marshall Sherrell
Student View 2
Manga as a Cultural National Brand
By Sierra Hermenau
Economic Indictors for Japan
New Indicator of Japan’s Unemployment Rate
By Nobuo Iizuka

【Next Issue】 Following the Sept./Oct. 2018 issue highlighting the digital economy in China on the METI’s White Paper 2018, we will focus on the “New Capitalism” that could be brought about by “New Technology” in our Nov./Dec. 2018 issue. How will digital technology transform capitalism? Our experts will discuss how we can achieve happiness in this digital economy. Our next issue will be published on our website on Nov. 10, 2018.