Japan almost made it!
Japan flirted with very high income status in the late 1980s. But following a financial crisis 20 years ago, it has slipped back. Today, convergence with world leaders is "mission impossible".
Japan struggles into Asian Century
Japan, long time Asia's leading nation, is struggling to reposition itself for the Asian Century, argues John West.
Japan's economy -- from miracle to mystery to pious hopes
After four decades of miraculous development, Japan's economy then experienced twenty years of mysterious stagnation. Despite "Abenomics" new hopes, hope is now turning to despair, argues John West.
In search of Japan's roots
Japan's historical and cultural roots are very deep. We must try to understand them, to understand the country today.
Japan calls its corporates to account
Japan is embarking upon the challenging task of bringing its corporate governance structure up to international standards.
Investment builds bridges between China and Japan
While the political relationship between China and Japan remains tense, Chinese FDI into Japan has been picking up pace.
Hope and promise of Japan's "womenomics"
Too many Asians do not have a chance to contribute to society or the economy. Perhaps the most egregious case is that of Japanese women.
Womenomics and Japan's modernization
Anthony De Bondt, a student at Tokyo's Sophia University, explores the participation of Japanese women in the economy, one of country's biggest challenges.
Abenomics' “Third Arrow” at the Tipping Point
Abenomics' “Third Arrow”is at the "tipping point", argues Nicholas Benes, Representative Director of The Board Director Training Institute of Japan.
Japan and China -- a valuable economic partnership
Japan and China have a very deep economic partnership today. While political factors are challenging this, the strong economic partnership can also help stabilize the political relationship.
Japan's economy is still genki!
With the rise of China's economy these past years, some people now underestimate Japan. But Japan's economy is still genki!
Polite Japan's dark underbelly
The very sharp criticisms of Japan, recently meted out by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, are a harsh reminder of how shallow is democracy in that country.
Shinzo Abe's whale-onomics
Shinzo Abe is extremely slow in launching the structural reform "arrow" of his Abenomics program. But he has been quick to decide that he wants Japan to resume its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic.
Abenomics' arrows off target
Are Abenomics' arrows off target when it comes to reviving Japanese FDI?
JAPAN -- FROST & SULLIVAN CONFERENCE, 10 JUNE 2014
Frost & Sullivan's Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership is holding a conference on 10 June, 2014 at the Tokyo American Club. Registration details are in Reference Section below:
Japan -- a Venetian destiny?
In the Middle Ages, Venice was possibly the richest place on earth. But today, it is a mere museum, a shadow of its former self. Could the same Venetian destiny await Japan?
Trade union concerns about Abenomics
Japan's trade unions have many concerns about Abenomics, as Nobuaki Koga, President of the Japanese trade union federation, RENGO, explained to us at OECD Forum 2014.
Cool Japan: An enterprising new model?
Japan may be on the cusp of a fresh wave of “cool entrepreneurship” that could turn the country’s creative industries into a new source of growth.
Japan rebalances Asian investment away from China
Formerly the largest Asian recipient of Japanese FDI, China has fallen out of favour with Japan-based companies in the past year.
Corruption's many colors
Corruption, the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, has many colors, and most regrettably touches all of our countries, including Japan and the United States.
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