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May/June 2018 Issue

May/June 2018 Issue

Anxious Individuals & Governments at a Standstill-METI Envisages How to Live a Proactive Life in an Uncharted Era

Contents : May/June 2018 Issue (No.219)
Anxious Individuals & Governments at a Standstill -METI Envisages How to Live a Proactive Life in an Uncharted Era
Publisher's Note
“Can a Single Leader Make a Difference?” Or Does It Take Collective Efforts by Global Players to Protect Public Goods?
By Kazumasa Kusaka
Cover Lead
Anxious Individuals & Governments at a Standstill-METI Envisages How to Live a Proactive Life in an Uncharted Era
By Naoyuki Haraoka
Cover Story 1
Roundtable on the Future of Japan with 3 Young METI Officials
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 2
Interview with Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University
Capitalism & Democracy in an Age of Geopolitical Challenges
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 3
Better Statistics for Better Lives & the OECD Approach to Measuring Subjective Well-being
By Martine Durand
Cover Story 4
The Reversion of Cyberspace to the World of Classical Realism
By Jun Osawa
Cover Story 5
Introducing “Career Advancement Type” Scholarship
By Kazumasa Oguro
Cover Story 6
Interview with Sachiko Nakajima, Jazz Pianist & Composer, Mathematician & STEAMS Educator
Creativity Raised by Taking Pleasure in Learning
Cover Story 7
Interview with Toshiaki Miyajima, the Deputy Headman of Shimojo Village, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Self-governance by Residents in Local Communities as a Path to Happiness
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 8
Roundtable on Social Innovation in an Aging Society Through Government & Business Collaboration
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 9
Evidence-based Policy Making: Its Significance & Role
By Yu Uchiyama
Cover Story 10
Roundtable on the Significance of the Scenario Approach in an “Age of Anxiety”
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Cover Story 11
Roundtable on Global Anxiety & the Future of Democracy & Capitalism: Are Women, NGOs & Local Communities the Answer?
By Japan SPOTLIGHT
Special Article 1
Considering Russia’s Future
By Tomoaki Nishitani
Special Article 2
The Evanescence of a Life Remembered: Ishiguro’s Stories
By Mukesh Williams
Book Review
Public Finance & Democracy: Does Populism Pave the Road to Political Crisis?
By Sota Kato
Student View
Japanese Perceptions of Foreigners in the Age of Trump
By Marshall Sherrell
Economic Indictors for Japan
The Current Economic Cycle as Seen in the Tankan
By Nobuo Iizuka

【Next Issue】 The theme of our July/August 2018 issue will be “The Future of Space as Global Commons”, highlighting space as a source of security concerns, innovation, industrial transformation, entrepreneurship, etc. That will be an exciting journey. Our next issue will be published on our website on July 10, 2018.