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The Tokyo Foundation eNewsletter 70 (April 26, 2017)

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The Japanese Economy in 2017: Is Abenomics Working?

 

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing daunting challenges as it continues its struggle to revitalize the Japanese economy. In a two-part discussion, Takeo Hoshi and Tatsuo Hatta--two top Tokyo Foundation economists--assess the government's fiscal and monetary policies thus far and identify areas for improvement.

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2pZDoC6

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OTHER RECENT ARTICLES

"Historical Reconciliation Revisited: The Abe Statement and the Way Forward"

A year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's historic statement commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II, four members of the Tokyo Foundation Political and Diplomatic Review project gathered to assess the significance of the Abe Statement, its reception at home and abroad, and its implications for international relations going forward.

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2pZxLnb

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"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 part of an attempt at fundamental tax reform with a sound economic foundation.

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oFEKzK

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-- "The Paris Agreement and Japan's Energy Risks," Hikaru Hiranuma

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oqsAQ0

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-- "US Economic and Foreign Policy under the New Administration," Tokyo Foundation Forum

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2pg7R0F

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CSR WHITE PAPER

"Making a Renewed Commitment to Integration"

Businesses are in a unique position to utilize their resources to minimize the challenges confronting society in ways that cannot easily be undertaken by governments and private citizens. The best path to creating such a virtuous circle, notes Zentaro Kamei, is for companies to embrace CSR as the cornerstone of their management thinking and operations.

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oqqWhB

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"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, though, that smaller companies may be in a better position to reap tangible benefits from socially responsible practices and shows there has been a deepening understanding of CSR's significance among SMEs.

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oquGj3

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-- "Japan's Role in Sustainable Development," Jeffery Sachs

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2pZuG6U

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-- "Japan's Civil-Society Revolution: Nonprofit Activity and Social Enterprise since the Kobe Earthquake," Masataka Fukao

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oGOWZQ

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-- "Partnering with Business to End Poverty: Lessons from NGO Gawad Kalinga," Mikiko Fujiwara

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2q0RwxA

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-- "A Small but Socially Responsive Company: Soken," Zentaro Kamei

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2q9kNmk

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POLITICS IN PERSPECTIVE

"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 desire to step down while still able to perform his duties. Here Katsuyuki Yakushiji focuses on the speech's broader message: the need for serious dialogue on the role of the emperor in contemporary Japanese society.

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oFFTY8

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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE FUTURES

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

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2pcW418

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VIEWS ON CHINA

-- "China Steers a Perilous Course in the South China Sea," Bonji Ohara

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2idxEnA

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-- "A Leadership Crisis in China?" Osamu Tanaka

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oGXdgl

-- "Xi Jinping's China: Concentrating and Projecting Power," Kazuyuki Suwa

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oqoveU

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WASHINGTON UPDATE

-- "American Unpredictability," Paul J. Saunders

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oZV9mn

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VOICES FROM THE SYLFF COMMUNITY

-- "Nubian Women's Arts and Cultural Continuity: The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Nubian Women Art," Naglaa Fathi Mahmoud-Hussein

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2pZrh7M

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-- "Report on the University of Nairobi Peace Forum," Xena Cupido

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2q9erU0

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-- "Supporting Two Families: Remittance-Sending and the Integration of Immigrants in the United States," David D. Sussman

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2oqCEZm

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-- "Tackling Humanitarian Challenges--A Global Responsibility," Gosia Pearson

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2q0VOFb

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TOKYO FOUNDATION IN THE NEWS

"Russia, Japan to revive '2+2' format talks, discuss Asia-Pacific security," Russia Beyond The Headlines (March 20, 2017)

http://s.tkfd.or.jp/2pd9XfF

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