Keeping the TPP On Course

Asano, Takaaki
Keeping the TPP On Course

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership have lost momentum and are in danger of stalling completely. Although Japan’s tough stance on rice tariffs has been under scrutiny, the biggest obstacle to this Washington-led initiative may be the political climate within the United States, as the Tokyo Foundation’s Takaaki Asano explains in this Nikkei Business Online interview.

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Worsening Water Shortages

Takami, Kunio
Worsening Water Shortages

Water shortages in Shanxi Province, China, are impacting seriously on agricultural production. As rivers and wells have dried up, some villages lack even enough drinking water. Kunio Takami writes of the efforts to provide water to parched villages, including through well-digging schemes involving his environmental NPO, as well as of major infrastructure projects designed to supply water to Beijing and other major cities.

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Ocean Governance in East Asia

Akiyama, Masahiro
Ocean Governance in East Asia

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.

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