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May 22, 2017

Could North Korea Be the Next Ukraine?

North Korea and Ukraine each shares a border with a powerful American rival, but the combination of Pyongyang's nationalism with ...

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May 11, 2017

Taking Policy Research to a New Level
Tokyo Foundation Remaking Itself into Top Global Research Institute

The demographic challenges Japan has been grappling with are issues that most industrial societies will also soon face. By substantially ...

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May 09, 2017

Japan and the North Korean Dilemma: Thinking the Unthinkable

What are the likely scenarios for resolution of the North Korean problem, and how can Japan help bring about such ...

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May 01, 2017

Tapping into Senior Power
A More Balanced Approach to Fiscal Sustainability

An economist and social security expert questions the economic orthodoxy of boosting taxes and cutting benefits as the key to ...

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April 25, 2017

Partnering with Business to End Poverty
Lessons from NGO Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga seeks to eliminate poverty in the Philippines by restoring people’s dignity, forging partnerships with business to help build ...

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April 13, 2017

Japan Can be More Proactive in Creating a Global Consensus on Data Governance
An Interview with GGF 2027 Fellow Shoko Yoshihara

Research fellow Shoko Yoshihara, who is participating in the Global Governance Futures 2027 round, points out that as a country ...

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April 10, 2017

CSR Challenges and Strategies for Small Businesses

Facing tighter financial constraints than their large counterparts, SMEs often find it difficult to undertake CSR initiatives. Makoya Kageyama argues, ...

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April 06, 2017

What a Border Adjustment Tax Will and Will Not Do

Often mistakenly considered a protectionist measure, a border adjustment tax, argues Takeo Hoshi, is actually not a trade-distorting mechanism but ...

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March 28, 2017

A Small but Socially Responsive Company: Soken

CSR involves much more than creating a dedicated department or publishing a sustainability/integrated report, as pointedly illustrated by the initiatives ...

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March 09, 2017

The Emperor Initiates an Important Conversation

Emperor Akihito’s rare televised address to the nation last August made news primarily as a statement of the aging monarch’s ...

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