IIST e-MagazineIIST e-Magazine No.0256
June 30, 2016

Reflecting on Summits and the Contemporary Socioeconomy

Tsugio Ide
Deputy Director
Director, Asian Communication Juku, Japan China Management School
[Former Professor at Keio University and Nihon University]

The Ise-shima Summit just finished, with US President Barack Obama going on to Hiroshima. This year was the 32nd gathering of the leaders of the major powers since the first Summit in Rambouillet, France back in 1975. Here we examine the international situation at the time of the Rambouillet Summit and trace through subsequent political, economic and social developments on the international stage to examine future prospects.
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Series: Regional Revitalization (Part7)
Ruby-driven IT Development and Regional Revitalization in Shimane Prefecture

Hiroshi Inoue
Network Applied Communication Laboratory Ltd.

IT industry development is proceeding apace in Shimane Prefecture, driven primarily by the Ruby programming language. Here we examine the background to this development as well as the current status of regional revitalization.
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Activities of the Shikoku Overseas Expansion Support Forum

Shigeru Matsusaka
Deputy Director
International Affairs Division
Shikoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry

For more companies to succeed in developing overseas operations, those with no offshore experience included, support institutions not only need to work with each other to provide support, but also to help develop and strengthen partnerships among companies with the aim of spreading success across as many businesses as possible.
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* Articles are written by METI officials and specialists, economists, journalists, and experts in various fields. It should be noted, however, that views expressed do not represent the official position of the Japanese government or of IIST.

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