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Sep18

2015

Japan-US Cooperation in Cyberspace

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Cyber threats are a clear and present danger around the globe. With daily news reports of cyber-attacks on government, military, private sector, and even individual information technology (IT) infrastructures, no one is immune. In Japan—which is located in what is often described as “the world’s wildest cyber region” of East Asia—the Japanese Diet passed the Cyber Security Basic Act last year and the Government of Japan has just adopted and released its new “Cyber Security Strategy”. Further, the Japanese and U.S. governmentsRead More

Sep9

2015

The Japanese Economy: Now and Future

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This seminar discussed major policy issues and changes in Corporate Japan. Japan’s economy now seems to be on course for recovery. From a long-term perspective, however, an unprecedented demographic shift poses a tremendous challenge to the economy. Read More

Nov18

2014

An assessment of ABENOMICS: Towards Sustained Growth of the Japanese Economy

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Featured PROFESSOR JUN SAITO Keio University and Japan Economic Research Center Special Advisor to the Cabinet Moderator MS. JULIE CHON Global Head of Public Investment Strategy, Perry Capital. Professor Saito discussed the achievements of Abenomics and its remaining agenda. Focus was given to overcoming deflation, making progress in fiscal consolidation, and implementing structural reforms to achieve sustained growth of the Japanese economyRead More

Jun17

2014

The Global Impact of the Power of Womenomics

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A Capitol Hill Luncheon on Japan The Global Impact of the Power of Womenomics with special guests His Excellency Kenichiro SASAE Ambassador from Japan Ambassador Constance A. MORELLA President, U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. B-340 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC The United States and Japan are both actively engaged inRead More

Mar10

2014

Japan 101: Renouncing War: A Constitutional and Political Challenge in Japan

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Amending the Japanese Constitution –particularly Article 9 which outlaws war and bans armed forces with war potential in Japan -- has become one of the rising issues in Japan politics. What triggered this debate? Which of the diverse interpretations of the Article are valid? Can the Japanese Constitution be amended? What are the prospects for the future?Read More

Sep6

2013

Japan 101: Strengthening Asia’s Regional Economic Intergration

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With the Asia-Pacific region driving global economic growth, the United States has emphasized increasing economic engagement with Asia as part of its “rebalancing” strategy. The Obama administration has said that the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) talks is central to this U.S. strategy. However, several other ambitiousRead More

Apr24

2013

Abenomics—Reviving the Japanese Economy

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The three-pronged economic policy adopted by Japanese Prime Minister Abe, commonly referred to as “Abenomics,” is expected to pull Japan out of its economic malaise through aggressive monetary easing, flexible fiscal stimulus and far-reaching structural reforms. Minister Doi from the Japanese Embassy highlighted some of the factorsRead More

Apr2

2013

China’s Charm Offensive: A Japanese Perspective

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Over the past three decades, the People’s Republic of China has emerged as a global economic powerhouse. Discussions on China often focus on economic and trade issues, security, geopolitical strategies, and other key issues. With the recent transition of leadership in China, a new offensive has been launched – China’s Charm Offensive.Read More