Tsukiji Compromise Ignores Need for Wholesale Reform

Komatsu, Masayuki
Tsukiji Compromise Ignores Need for Wholesale Reform

On June 20, after months of wrangling over relocation of the Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike announced her decision to proceed with the controversial move to Toyosu while redeveloping the old Tsukiji market. As media pundits assess the plan’s impact on Koike’s reelection chances, Senior Fellow Masayuki Komatsu spotlights the failure of private- and government-sector players to tackle the fundamental reforms needed to revitalize and ensure the sustainability of Japan’s seafood industry.

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Trump’s Paris Accord Exit Is a Rebuke to US Industry

Hiranuma, Hikaru
Trump’s Paris Accord Exit Is a Rebuke to US Industry

US President Donald Trump announced in June 2017 that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, but this does not mean that American businesses will suddenly stop developing new technologies and services for the clean energy sector. Hikaru Hiranuma analyzes the impact of the announcement, looking at the fallout from both environmental and economic perspectives.

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Japan’s Maritime Options in a Changing Security Environment

Ohara, Bonji
Japan’s Maritime Options in a Changing Security Environment

In June, the Maritime Self-Defense Force invited military officials from 10 ASEAN countries on a tour of the South China Sea aboard the Izumo as the destroyer traveled to the Indian Ocean to take part in joint exercises with the US and Indian navies. Security expert Bonji Ohara puts the move in perspective in the light of a changing regional security environment.

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