G20 and a world in flux
The G-20 Summit Showed a World in Disarray, but Events on the Margins Suggest Progress, writes John West.
As Global Protectionism Rises, Japan Emerges as Asia’s Free Trade Champion
John West explains how Japan became a free trade champion—and why it matters.
Robotics Improves the Fate of Demographic Decline in Japan
John West explains how advanced #robotics is proving to be very helpful in dealing with Japan's demographic decline.
Japan in the American Century -- Book Review
Kenneth Pyle's new book, Japan in the American Century, is a very important book, writes John West.
Immigration Changes Are Imperative for Japan
Immigration changes are imperative for Japan, if the country is to revitalize its economy, writes John West.
Some thoughts on Japan
We recently had the pleasure of asking a few questions on Japan to Richard Solomon of the Beacon Reports.
Japan's energy consumption challenges
Paul Tripp, of Australia's Deakin University, has shared with us his "energy profile" of Japan.
Japan is puzzled by Trump
Japan is puzzled by Trump, writes Yuqing Xing
Japan's never-ending dilemmas
Japan still cannot get its act together, a quarter of a century after the bursting of its bubble economy, writes John West.
Kenya's Vision and the Role of Training
Dennis Awori, former Ambassador of Kenya to Japan and Korea, and Chairman of Toyota Tsusho, East Africa, has shared with us his thoughts on Kenya's Vision and the Role of Training.
Japan struggles to improve inward FDI
Abenomics reforms promised to revamp FDI, yet have gained little traction so far. But behind the official statistics, something is stirring, writes John West.
Obama's visit to Hiroshima
Rhetoric and reality appeared to be at odds during President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, writes Tom O'Sullivan.
Abenomics needs faster implementation and better explanation
Asian Development Bank Institute Dean and CEO, Naoyuki Yoshino, tells John West that Japan's Abenomics programme should be implemented with much greater urgency, and be better explained to the public.
FROST & SULLIVAN'S GIL 2016 IN JAPAN, 2 JUNE
Book Your Calendar for Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2016 Japan June 2, 2016, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo.
Japan's immigration phobia
Japan's immigration phobia is costing the country dearly, argues John West.
Chinese investors snap up Japanese real estate
Chinese investors snap up Japanese real estate, reports John West.
Japan's business world
Japan’s business world has undergone profound transformations over the past few decades, writes John West.
Japan's silver democracy
Spending on Japan's seniors has pushed public debt up to world record levels. But change is difficult in this "silver democracy", writes John West.
China's Japan-bashing only started after the Tiananmen Square incident. But it will be difficult to turn off any time soon, argues John West.
Japan's stunted democracy
With thousands of Japanese citizens in the streets protesting against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, could Japan be on the verge of becoming a mature, full-fledged democracy asks John West.
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