Tensions in the East China Sea are growing owing to territorial disputes, advances in maritime resource exploitation, and an ongoing power shift. This, maintains Tokyo Foundation President Masahiro Akiyama, makes ocean governance an increasing important issue for countries in the region.
Japan’s free-access, fee-for-service health insurance system is proving unsustainable, as growing numbers of aging patients flock to full-service hospitals for expensive tests and treatment. Takashi Mihara looks to Britain’s National Health Service for keys to containing costs while maintaining quality of care and consumer choice.
Chris Nelson, the editor and publisher of the Washington-based Nelson Report was a featured speaker at the Tokyo Foundation Forum held on March 19, 2014. He discussed President Obama’s upcoming trip to Asia and the administration’s views of Japanese domestic and foreign policy with Tokyo Foundation experts Akio Takahara and Tsuneo Watanabe.
The Tokyo Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit think tank that presents concrete policy proposals based on a lucid analysis of the issues combined with a solid grasp of everyday life and the reality on the ground. We also cultivate socially engaged future leaders with a broad perspective and deep insight, both in Japan and overseas. We fervently hope that our unique combination of policy research and human resource development will change society for the better.