IIST e-MagazineIIST e-Magazine Double Issue No.0262-No.0263
31, January, 2017

Japanese Companies Starting to Leave Cambodia
Mixed success at Phnom Penh’s Aeon Mall

Hirotaka Yamakawa
JIJI Research Institute Guest Researcher
News Department, JIJI Press

Cambodia is changing rapidly. The minimum wage has more than doubled on four years ago, and Aeon has opened a big shopping mall in Phnom Penh. The capital is also in the midst of an apartment and building construction boom, and luxury car numbers are rising.
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Series: Growing Inbound Tourism (Part 3)
The One Kyushu Project
Targeting PR on Kyushu’s attractions at five countries to overcome reputational damage from the Kumamoto earthquakes

Muneo Wakabayashi
Overseas Representative
Kyushu Tourism Media Center
Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization

The April 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes stopped tourists from coming not only to Kumamoto Prefecture but to Kyushu as a whole. The One Kyushu Project is designed to promote Kyushu’s appeal to overseas consumers and overcome that reputational damage.
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Trump’s Shock Rise to the Presidency and the Future of Japan-US Relations

Dr. Fumiaki Kubo
Graduate School of Law and Politics
The University of Tokyo

President Donald Trump’s isolationist and protectionist tendencies, as well as his dim view of Japan as an ally, certainly ring warning bells. The first test will be whether he chooses to honor America’s obligation to defend the Senkaku Islands. Japan will need to make its own efforts to rebuild the alliance.
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Case Center Japan: Ten Years On

Shinichi Takeuchi
School of Human Life Sciences
Tokushima Bunri University

This article looks back on the past 10 years of Case Center Japan, established within the Institute for International Studies and Training in April 2006, reaffirming its significance and examining its future landscape.
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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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