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IIST e-MagazineIIST e-Magazine No.0260
November 30, 2016


Another "Conscription System"?

Risaburo Nezu
Senior Research Advisor
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Since Prime Minister Abe took power at the end of 2012, he has been pursuing a package of economic policies known internationally as “Abenomics” but more familiar at home as “the three arrows.”
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Series: Growing Inbound Tourism (Part 2)
Oka No Ue—A Wonderful Gate to the World!
International exchange in a small village of 2,600


Sachiko Hattori
Managing Director
Oka No Ue Wakuwaku Company

Heart'n Tree is a farm restaurant located in Tsurui Village in the eastern part of Hokkaido. Young people from all over the world come to volunteer at Heart'n Tree, which is now in its 18th year. Our exchange with more than 600 young people over that time has been a consistently wonderful experience!
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Series :The Power of Japan—Small and Medium Enterprises Go Global (Part 2)
Overseas Expansion by Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers:
The Case of Vietnam


Shinya Inoue
General Director
The Support Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Why are small and medium-sized manufacturers setting up operations in Vietnam, and what is the significance of the industrial cluster currently developing in Dong Nai Province?
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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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International Symposium on
“Private Standards and Global Governance: Prospects and Challenges”


Date: 13:00-17:00, Monday, December 12, 2016
Venue: Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan
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