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June 20, 2018

Balancing Political Leadership and Bureaucratic Autonomy
Scandals Highlight the Need for a Correction

After decades of reform aimed at strengthening the power of the prime minister and bringing the bureaucracy to heel, a ...

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May 01, 2018

Should Civil Servants Offer Allegiance or Expertise?
Lessons from the Moritomo and Kake Scandals

By allowing the prime minister and his circle to “fast-track” officials at their own discretion, the new system opens the ...

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August 10, 2017

The Kake Gakuen Scandal in Context
The Perils of Concentrating Political Power

The Kake Gakuen scandal has contributed to a dramatic decline in popular support for the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo ...

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April 17, 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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May 30, 2016

Encouraging Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Japan’s adoption of socially responsible investment has been slow, but that may soon change as investors embark on a new ...

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May 23, 2016

Japan’s “Missing Landowners”
Legal Framework for Land Ownership Inadequate to Cope with Aging, Depopulation

Measures to enhance the collection of land ownership data are urgently needed, but this will entail decisions on who will ...

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April 19, 2016

From Dialogue to Partnership
Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer is a major British retailer with some 850 stores in the United Kingdom and branches in 59 ...

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January 18, 2016

Shaping the Future with a Multi-Stakeholder Approach

Global Governance Futures is a program under which 25 young professionals from five countries are asked to develop concrete policy ...

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October 26, 2015

Japanese CSR in the Age of Responsible Global Investing

Recent years have witnessed important milestones in the global trend toward sustainable investment. ESG expert Hiroshi Komori discusses the challenges ...

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September 08, 2015

ESG Investing as an Antidote to Myopic Management

Investors can play a major role in promoting CSR by encouraging businesses to deepen their commitment to addressing social issues ...

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