European Views on Asia and Japan: A Relationship in Need of Engagement?

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On May 31, 2017 Sasakawa USA partnered with the German Marshall Fund of the United States to co-host the public event, “European Views on Asia and Japan: A Relationship in Need of Engagement?” The event was an opportunity for the public to learn about Europe’s significance to Japan and to explore the impact of European relationships with Asian countries on the United States.

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Long Road Ahead for True Labor Reform

Author: Yamada Hisashi

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On March 28, Prime Minister Abe Shinzō’s government released a “plan of action,” approved by labor and business leaders, for labor reforms targeting long working hours and excessive wage and benefit disparities. Labor scholar Yamada Hisashi cautions that the plan, while well intentioned, omits important steps needed to ensure meaningful reform and avoid unintended consequences.

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