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June 15, 2017

Two Decades of Stalled Reform
Why the Government’s Growth Strategies All Look the Same

As the Abe cabinet rolls out yet another economic growth strategy, the Tokyo Foundation’s Takeo Hoshi argues that the recycling ...

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June 13, 2017

Getting to the Root of Amakudari
Sweeping Reform Needed to Close the Revolving Door

A scandal at the Ministry of Education has politicians scrambling for a fix to plug loopholes in the laws governing ...

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June 02, 2017

Why Abe’s Constitutional Reform Is Destined to Fail

In the wake of Prime Minister Abe’s recently announced aim to place constitutional reform on the political agenda, Katsuyuki Yakushiji ...

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June 01, 2017

Pursuing the Dream of Full Financial Inclusion

Gojo & Company operates a group of microfinance institutions in the developing world with the goal of providing financial access ...

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May 26, 2017

The Evolution of ESG Investing
From Ethical Concern to Corporate Value

Why are the socially responsible policies once viewed as additional cost factors now being treated as indicators of corporate value? ...

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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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