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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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December 15, 2010

The Current State of Japanese Language Education in Australian Schools

Ms. Anne de Kretser, Director of the Melbourne Centre for Japanese Language Education (MCJLE), a NF-JLEP endowed institution in Australia, ...

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July 21, 2010

International Education in the Era of Globalization – The Case of Japan

An Administrators Meeting of the Tokyo Foundation’s world-scale Sylff endowment program will be held in Japan in November, to be ...

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July 07, 2010

Postal Reform and the Fiscal Investment and Loan Program: Toward Democratic Control of Government Finances (2)

Because of the major role Japan's postal savings program has played in financing government programs, the postal reform bill submitted ...

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June 23, 2010

Postal Reform and the Fiscal Investment and Loan Program: Toward Democratic Control of Government Finances (1)

Japan's postal system does much more than deliver the mail. Its savings program collects vast sums that help finance government ...

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January 08, 2010

Rebuilding Japanese Politics by Establishing Self-governance in Political Parties: (2) A Challenge for the New Administration

In part two of this article, we will present reform proposals for rebuilding Japanese politics, bearing in mind the shortcomings ...

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October 30, 2009

Rebuilding Japanese Politics by Establishing Self-governance in Political Parties: (1) A Challenge for the New Administration

One of the motivations of those who voted for a change of government at the recent general election was a ...

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August 05, 2009

Migration and Language Policy in Japan Today

“Language policy is much more than a collection of documents informing government practice. It is informed by and encapsulates the ...

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July 24, 2009

A Watershed Election and Its Policy Implications

Prime Minister Aso's decision to dissolve the lower house and call a general election in the face of ...

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June 12, 2009

Connecting Japan and the Transatlantic Community

Fresh from two months in Brussels as the first recipient of the GMF-Tokyo Foundation Fellowship, the author discusses “the rise ...

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