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March 13, 2018

Toward Community Solutions for Renewable Energy
Lessons from Obama Hot Springs

Japan’s numerous hot springs offer rich potential for the development of renewable energy, but only if developers learn to work ...

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February 28, 2018

Is North Korea Sincere This Time?

A pause in the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang during the Winter Games has raised optimism that the ...

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February 08, 2018

Japan’s Demographic Advantages

Broad pessimism evoked by Japan’s shrinking population may be misguided. Takeo Hoshi shows that productivity growth is a far more ...

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February 06, 2018

Japan’s Post-Populist Paralysis

There is an appearance of political stability in Japan, but this may be because Japan already went through its anti-elitist, ...

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February 01, 2018

American-style Capitalism: A Reexamination

Distinguished Fellow Katsuhito Iwai calls for a rejection of the American model of capitalism, citing such epic failures as the ...

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January 29, 2018

Getting Down-to-Earth about Work-Style Reform

As the Diet takes up legislation designed to change Japanese “work styles” and curtail excessive overtime, labor expert Ryo Kambayashi ...

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January 22, 2018

Japan’s Economic Outlook in 2018 and Beyond
An Interview with Takeo Hoshi

Economist Takeo Hoshi, chair of the board of the Tokyo Foundation, talks about the successes of Abenomics, prospects for economic ...

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January 15, 2018

Cracking Down on Digital Tax Avoidance

Tax specialist Shigeki Morinobu scrutinizes the international tax-avoidance schemes of US multinational firms and calls on Japan to join with ...

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December 19, 2017

Teaming with the Social Sector to Address Society’s Challenges

The Tokyo Foundation has stressed the need for closer integration between main business operations and initiatives to address social issues ...

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December 07, 2017

Abenomics and the Elusive Trickle Down

Despite a steadily growing economy, the promised trickle-down effect has yet to materialize, with newly created wealth being amassed mainly ...

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