IIST e-Magazine Double Issue No.0269-No.0270
31, July, 2017
Are Immigrants Really Such a Danger?
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.
The US Marine Corps and Iran
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.
* 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.