Breaking Free of Dependence on Rare Earths
China’s Resource Nationalism Spawns Alternative Technologies
The ban China effectively imposed on exports of rare earths over a diplomatic row with Japan has had the unintended consequence of prompting Japanese companies to develop alternative technologies to avert resource security risks. Research fellow Hikaru Hiranuma argues that nations should think twice before politicizing supplies of energy and other resources—a move that will only lower their value.
Fifteen years after the attacks of 9/11 precipitated the war on terrorism, security expert Noboru Yamaguchi discusses the challenge of responding to terror’s ever-mutating threat to security around the globe.
In a recent piece in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Shigeki Morinobu calls for a working tax credit and other measures to reduce economic inequality and empower the middle class, arguing that the trickle-down approach of Abenomics has been tried and found wanting.
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