Home

IIST e-MagazineIIST e-Magazine Double Issue No.0269-No.0270
31, July, 2017


Are Immigrants Really Such a Danger?

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

Japan has an extremely low ratio of foreigners. Other advanced countries are taking in a broad range of foreigners as a way of addressing population decline and labor shortfalls. The time has come for Japan too to relax the world’s most stringent immigrant and refugee policy.
(Read More)
Series: Growing Inbound Tourism (Part 8)
Kinosaki Onsen—One Large Ryokan
Using Data to Drive Tourism in Toyooka City


Tatsumi Kobayashi
Director
Department of the Environment and Economy
Toyooka City

The number of foreign visitors staying overnight in Toyooka City has grown by a massive 40 times over the last five years. Here we look back at how initiatives to attract foreign tourists grew from being of no local interest to the focus of everyone's interest.
(Read More)
Series: Employing AI / IoT to Create New Businesses (2)
Applying Familiar IoT to Equipment Inspections
Enabling on-site safety control even by inexperienced personnel


Iwao Kobata
President
Kobata Gauge Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Here we introduce our Cloud-based gauge and equipment maintenance and management system using RFID tag labels as an example of easily adopted IoT for the understaffed equipment inspection and maintenance area.

(Read More)
The US Marine Corps and Iran

Kazuo Takahashi
Professor
Open University of Japan

Key members of the Trump administration have a much negative view of Iran than was held by the Obama administration, with disturbing implications for the new administration’s Iran policy. Here we look at the images of Iran underpinning the current negative view.

(Read More)

Registration
Unsubscribe


* 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.

Back number Search: | Category Search | Keyword Search | |
Before FY2010 (IIST WORLD FORUM Mail Magazine): | Keyword Search | Timeline-Search |