IIST e-MagazineIIST e-Magazine No.0272
31, October, 2017

From Free Trade to Fair Trade
The Food Security Debate

Hayato Ishii
Senior Feature Writer/Editorial Writer
Kyodo News

While free trade is the foundation of Japan’s trade policy, the focus in the West is on fair trade, with some countries beginning to push for restrictions on cheap agricultural imports from a food security perspective.
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Why Can't the International Community Take a United Stand on North Korea?

Shunji Hiraiwa
Professor, Nanzan University

The denuclearization of North Korea will only be achieved if the international community takes a united stand. Why do neighboring countries seem to have different perceptions in relation to North Korea?
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2017 International Educators to Japan (IEJ) Program (2)

-A Harmonious Community Preferred in Japan,
while Individualism Comes First in America
Marta Jevenois-Richardson
Siver Spur Elementary School
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA USA

-Unique Opportunity to Immerse Ourselves in
Japanese History, Culture and Education
Shailee J Patel
Director of Student Service
Novi Community School District
Novi, MI USA

IIST held the International Educators to Japan (IEJ) program over 18 - 29 June 2017. Following the previous issue, No. 0271, here are two of the articles by the participants.
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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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