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April 02, 2010

3. Two Views of Speculation in Financial Markets

FRIEDMAN’S DARWINIAN MODEL VS. KEYNES’ BEAUTY CONTEST MODEL Milton Friedman would claim that the professional speculators who bear the ...

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February 25, 2009

The Agricultural Cooperatives and
Farming Reform in Japan (2)

The collusive triangle of Japan’s agricultural cooperatives, Diet members defending agricultural interests, and MAFF continues to grow tighter, as shown ...

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February 19, 2009

Turning the Crisis into a Once-in-a-Century Opportunity

The current "once-in-a-century" economic crisis has provided us with the opportunity to reflect on the consequences of our rapidly moving ...

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February 04, 2009

POLICY PROPOSAL: Japan's New Security Strategy: Multilayered and Cooperative Security Strategy

Amid dramatic changes in the security environment surrounding Japan since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Tokyo Foundation ...

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January 14, 2009

The Agricultural Cooperatives and
Farming Reform in Japan (1)

For the past half century, Japan's powerful organization of agricultural cooperatives has used its tremendous political clout, backed by ...

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December 26, 2008

Message from the Chairman:
The Tokyo Foundation's Work in 2009

Two years ago, the Tokyo Foundation undertook a sweeping overhaul of the structure and content of its programs. We conducted ...

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December 16, 2008

The Issues in the Farmland System

Tracing the history of how Japan's farmland system has been administered back to 1952, when the Agricultural Land Law was ...

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December 02, 2008

Let Corporations Play a Role in Reviving Japanese Agriculture

Japan’s farming population is declining as the current generation of farmers ages amid a dearth of potential successors. With more ...

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October 07, 2008

The Pros and Cons of Japan's Rice Acreage-Reduction Policy

Food security cannot be achieved without farmland. Yet the policy of trimming rice production by reducing rice acreage, which aims ...

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September 30, 2008

The Perilous Decline of Japanese Agriculture

Japan's food self-sufficiency ratio has dropped below 40%, and global food price rises are beginning to squeeze household finances. Recent ...

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