IIST e-MagazineIIST e-Magazine Double Issue No.0274-No.0275
31, January, 2018

The Keys to Developing Japanese Personnel to Operate in a Globalizing Society

Tomikazu Hiraga, Ph.D.
Professor of International Competitive Strategy, Niigata University
Executive Research Fellow & General Manager for Asia, NLI Research Institute

With Japanese society continuing to globalize while dealing with an inverting age pyramid, what are the key issues in terms of developing Japanese personnel who can make a contribution in the business world in particular?
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Series: Looking for the Real Russia—Insights from Japan-Russia Experts (2)
An Outlook for Russia's Foreign Policy in Vladimir Putin's Next Term

Dmitri Trenin
Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center

Russia's foreign policy in the next five years will continue to be guided by the need to assert the country's great-power status. Relations with the U.S. will be adversarial; with Europe, stagnant. Increasingly, Greater Eurasia, from Japan to Turkey, will be the main focus. In that setting, managing relations with China will be Moscow's principal medium- and longer-term challenge.
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What the 19th Party Congress Revealed about China's Direction

Akio Takahara
The University of Tokyo

Announcement of the country's leaders and policy directions for the next five years make each National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), commonly known as the Party Congress, the object of keen international attention. Here I review and assess key points in the domestic and foreign policies indicated at the 19th Party Congress in October 2017.
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Series: Growing Inbound Tourism (Part 10)
Using Seasonal Fruit and Cycling to Showcase Kasumigaura City

Tadashi Nishiyama
Office for Promotion of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy
Kasumigaura City

Kasumigaura City in Ibaraki Prefecture is blessed with a rich natural environment and abundant local resources such as fruit and agricultural and marine products?but no one has heard of us. Our tourist numbers are among the lowest for the prefecture. Efforts are now underway to revitalize the region by developing our agricultural products into brands and expanding our non-resident population.
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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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