Author: Taiyo Scanlon-Kimura
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 10
A key constraints that has impeded trade liberalization in Japan is a politically-connected and uncompetitive agricultural sector that has opposed market opening for decades. With Japan’s decision to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which continues to move forward even without the United States, Japan’s internal debate on agricultural reform and regional revitalization has intensified.
I’ve come to believe that Japan can play an important role in world politics, far beyond Northeast Asia, as it has a very credible diplomatic voice and significant means at its disposal. Japan has been, by anyone’s measure, an exemplary member of the international community and it derives a lot of legitimacy from this.
Author: Hanazaki Masaharu
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
This article is available through a partnership between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and Nippon.com. Article was originally written and published in Japanese on September 18, 2015. For original posting, click here. Over the past two decades, Japanese corporations have moved away from an outdated governance model rooted in keiretsu relationships and “main bank” financing toward
Author: Mainichi Shimbun
Categories: Daily Japan News
Debates over the Constitution in the lower house of the Diet have stalled due to disagreement over the LDP’s proposed security reforms.