In 2013, the Tokyo Foundation conducted a survey of approximately 2,000 Japanese companies to learn of their CSR initiatives. The responses from 218 firms were analyzed by CSR experts and members of the Tokyo Foundation’s CSR research project to identify issues in and prospects for CSR in Japan. Essays based on the survey results and case studies of six companies were compiled into a CSR White Paper, published in Japanese in July 2014. The articles here are English translations of the White Paper.
- A Small but Socially Responsive Company: Soken
- Making a Renewed Commitment to Integration
- How Japanese Businesses Practice Social Sustainability: A Profile
- Japan’s Role in Sustainable Development
- Japan’s Civil-Society Revolution: Nonprofit Activity and Social Enterprise since the Kobe Earthquake
- Social Responsibility in the B2B Sector: Denso
- Social Sabbatical Program Combines CSR and Leadership Development: SAP
Issues in China's politics, economy, foreign policy, national security, and society are explored from objective and cross-cutting angles by members of the Tokyo Foundation's Contemporary Chinese Studies project.
- A Leadership Crisis in China?
- Xi Jinping’s China: Concentrating and Projecting Power
- China Steers a Perilous Course in the South China Sea
- Economic Drivers of Social Instability in China
- China’s Senkaku Incursion in Perspective: Byproducts of a Dysfunctional System
- Is China on the Cusp of a Middle-Class Revolt?
- China’s Social Divisions and the Search for a Common “Baseline”
Politics in Japan has been in a state of drift in recent years, with there being seven different prime ministers in as many years. This has deprived the nation of the leadership it needs to overcome two decades of economic stagnation and to confront the challenges of a dramatically transforming world. This new series sheds light on the factors that have caused this crisis and examines the major issues facing Japanese politics today.
- The Emperor Initiates an Important Conversation
- Why Extend the Term Limit for LDP President?
- Celebrity Politicians in an Exclusionary Democracy
- Rage in the West, Apathy in Japan: Reflections on the Upper House Election
- Coalition Victory Unlikely to Lead to Constitutional Amendment
- “Silver Democracy” Likely Winner in July Election
- Abe’s Hollow Victory? Public Uproar over Collective Self-Defense
Established in 2001 in New York, Acumen is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to address the problem of global poverty. Identifying with these goals, the Tokyo Foundation has initiated a partnership, soliciting applicants in Japan. Acumen global fellows undergo a 12-month program at an Acumen investee organization, primarily in Asia and Africa, applying their financial and operational skills, experience in low-income markets, and moral imagination to address critical business issues facing the organization. Fellows from Japan have included Chikako Fujita (2010–11) and Junko Tashiro (2012-13), whose dispatches appear here.
- Working with Nigeria’s Change Makers: (2) Valuable Lessons in New York
- Working with Nigeria’s Change Makers: (1) Leadership Training in New York
- Dispatches from Ghana: (4) Impact and Lessons Learned
- Dispatches from Ghana: (3) A Business Model for Social Change
- Dispatches from Ghana: (2) “We Are Not Here to Be Popular”
- Dispatches from Ghana: (1) Breaking the Cycle of Poverty among Rice Farmers
- Solar Lanterns Brighten Future for Afghans