Date: November 30, 2016
In partnership with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center at Stanford University, Sasakawa USA hosted a conference to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and limitations of creating resilient supplies of critical materials, namely rare metals.
Tags: aircraft, Common Challenges, critical materials, critical resources, earth metals, Economy, event, Japan, manufacturing, materials, production, rare earths, rare metals, research, stanford, supply chain, supply lines, Technology
JPP: Government quality-of-life survey shows Japanese citizens largely satisfied, except, perhaps, about incomesSeptember 21, 2016
Author: Tobias Harris
Categories: Japan Political Pulse
Japan’s cabinet secretariat conducts an annual large-scale survey to assess what individuals think of their quality of life. The survey provides a useful snapshot of the context in which the government conducts economic policymaking. It asks citizens to identify the extent to which they are content with pocketbook issues — their incomes and savings — and more abstract concepts like leisure time and opportunities for self-improvement.
Tags: Abenomics, aging, consumer goods, demographics, demographoc divide, economic stimulus, economics, fiscal sustainability, food, health care, housing, income, Japan, japan political pulse, jpp, labor issues, labor market, manufacturing, pensions, poll, property, public survey, quality of life, retail, retirement, salary, satisfaction, savings, service, social security, Survey, tobias harris, transportation