Japan Economic Foundation

Chairman's Article
(excerpts from JEF's Magazine "Japan Spotlight")

1 Season of Discontent
"Black cat or white cat, it is a good cat as long as the cat catches mice" - Deng Xiaopin

(March/April 2017 issue NEW!!)
2 Some Reflections on Anti-Globalization Movements
(January/February 2017 issue )
3 The Age of a Common Agenda
(November/December 2016 issue )
4 How Can We Accommodate Populism in the Social Contract?
(September/October 2016 issue )
5 The Specter of a Bear Is Haunting the World of Investment
(July/August 2016 issue)
6 The Role of the Economy in Elections & Lessons From the Past
(May/June 2016 issue)
7 May 2016 – the Year of the Monkey – Be a Fruitful One
(March/April 2016 issue)
8 ASEAN Community Building & Competitive Liberalization
(January/February 2016 issue )
9 Is Uncertainty a Friend to Business?
(Nov/Dec 2015 issue)
10 Evolving Japanese ManagementLessons from Toshiba's "Window Dressing"
(Sept/Oct 2015 issue)
11 What Did "Beautiful Mind" Game Theory Mathematician John Nash Teach Players in the Energy Marke
(July/August 2015 issue)
12 Fourth Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake
(May/June 2015 issue)
13 2015 - Year of the Sheep, Year of "Signs of Growth"
(March/April 2015 issue)
14 In Pursuit of Broader & Deeper Integration
Ownership by the Public

(January/February 2015 issue)
15 Gateway to the Asia-Pacific Region
(November/Decemer 2014 issue)
16 No Agreement Is Better than a Bad Agreement
(September/October 2014 issue)
17 The Problem of Intertemporal Justice
(July/August 2014 issue)
18 Energy Security Revisited
(May/June 2014 issue)
19 Regional Economic Integration
— Where Are We Going?

(March/April 2014 issue)
20 Sustainable Commitment to Act
(January/February 2014 issue)
21 Leadership & the Limits of Government
(November/December 2013 issue)
22 The Fallout from the Fukushima Tsunami Disaster
(September/October 2013 issue)
23 Declines in Firms, Organizations & States
(July/August 2013 issue)
24 Beginning a Communication
(May/June 2013 issue)
25 Necessity for Having Objective Criteria
(March/April 2013 issue)
26 Convergence between Capitalism & Developmentalism
(January/February 2013 issue)
27 Capitalism versus Developmentalism – Where to Go?
(November/December 2012 issue)
28 A Measure for Raising Productivity
(September/October 2012 issue)
29 Equality between Exports & Imports
(July/August 2012 issue)
30 "Tokyo Sky Tree" & the Nezu Family
(May/June 2012 issue)
31 Introduction of New Index to Establish G10 to Realize Justice in Global Governance
(March/April 2012 issue)
32 Dialogue on TPP
(March/April 2012 issue)
33 Global Governance
(January/February 2012 issue)
34 11.9 Should Not be Defeated by 9.11
(November/December 2011 issue)
35 How Should We Break Impasse to Reduce GHG?
(September/Octover 2011 issue)
36 Coping with Natural Disaster
(July/Augusut 2011 issue)
37 The Web Revolution
(May/June 2011 issue)
38 China's Rise in GDP Ranking
(March/April 2011 issue)
39 2011: Year for Challenges
(January / February 2011 issue)
40 A Proposal to Establish G-10
(November / December 2010 issue)
41 Creeping Protectionism
(July/August 2010 issue)
42 Nonnuclear Weapon Policies
(May/June 2010 issue)
43 Desirable Direction of Japan's New Economic Policies
(March/April 2010 issue)
44 Strike Japan-US FTA for Services Trade
to Mark 50th Anniversary of New Security Pact

(January/February 2010 issue)
45 Just Statistical Data on Swine Flu
(November/December 2009 issue)
46 Rules on Outward FDI Also Necessary
(September/Octber 2009 issue)
47 Japan's Export Decline & Prospect of Recovery
(July/August 2009)
48 Ban Weapon Exports to Africa
(May/June 2009)
49 When Will This Crisis Hit Bottom?
(March/April 2009)
50 Welcome, President Obama
(January/February 2009)
51 Changing Behavior of Young Legal Elites in Japan
(November/December 2008)
52 On Concern over Inflation
(Septemmber/October 2008)
53 FDI & Technology Transfer
(July/August 2008)
54 How Can We Halve Global CO2 Emissions?
(May/June 2008)
55 How Should We Deal with 3 FTA Proposals in Asia?
(March/April 2008)
56 Foreign Exchange Investment Corporation
(January/February 2008)
57 An Aspect of American Culture
(November/December 2007)
58 Post-Kyoto Protocol Approach
(September/October 2007)
59 Implications of Korea-US FTA
(July/August 2007)
60 Welcome Competition Between China & India
(May/June 2007)
61 Indulgence in?
(March/April 2007)
62 Engaging the US in Asia
(January/February 2007)
63 Coping with Global Imbalances
(November/December 2006)
64 Expectatios for the Further Development of the Indian Economy
(September/October 2006)
65 Thoughts on a Japan-US FTA
(July/August 2006)
66 SMEs' FDI Will Help Developing Countries
(May/June 2006)
67 Why a Community Rather Than an FTA?
(March/April 2006)
68 A Sense of Responsibility
(January/February 2006)
69 Decreasing Population, Increasing Profits
(November/December 2005)
70 How Should the Issue of ODA for Africa Be Addressed
(September/October 2005)
71 The Changing Economic and Political Role of China
(July/August 2005)
72 What is the ASEAN Economic Community?
(May/June 2005)
73 About Exemption from Prohibition of Weapons Export
(March/April 2005)
74 The Challenges Facing an East Asia Community
(January/February 2005)
75 Sports and Politics
(November/December 2004)
76 The Most Demanding Japanese Consumers and Their Implications
(September/October 2004)
77 The Prospects for Japan's Trade Structure
(July/August 2004)
78 FTA Movements in the Asia-Pacific Region
(May/June 2004)
79 The World of Sumo
(March/April 2004)
80 Living with Deflation
(January/February 2004)