Pulse: Japan


Sustainability Stars: Norio Masuda

SAN FRANCISCO (Callaway Climate Insights) — Hitachi Ltd., a Japanese Fortune 500 conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, headlines its corporate web page with the now familiar icon that marked the UN’s COP26 climate summit in November. Swipe that webpage one over, and we discover — not surprisingly — a banner headline laying claim to Hitachi’s 21st century corporate profile that intertwines business with social mission: “Hitachi social innovation is powering good.”

 

Three dynamics to watch for in '22 as sustainable standards unite

SAN FRANCISCO (Callaway Climate Insights) — Maybe the very idea strikes you as arcane — sitting at a table and debating endless hours to decide the size, shape and scope of global corporate sustainability standards — which then may take years before capital markets put them on par with accounting rules. 

 

Why Nobody Invests in Japan

Japan stands apart. In the rest of the world, countries seeking to boost growth encourage foreign companies to set up new facilities on their soil or buy domestic companies, ventures known as inward foreign direct investment (FDI).

The Essence of Japan’s Plight

A failure to realize that this is not your father’s economy

Japan as 196th

How could Japan have come in 196th out of 196 countries, just behind North Korea? That’s what the 2019 data show for the ratio of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) to GDP despite years of efforts by Tokyo.

A Post-Abe Japan in the Reiwa Era

Eleanor Shiori Hughes, an MA Candidate in Asian Studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS),  reported on a recent CSIS webinar entitled "Japan After Abe: Legacy and Next Moves", where the panelists discussed PM Abe's announcement to resign from his premiership and what Japan's domestic and foreign policy imperatives will look like once his successor has been determined. 

“All Eyes on Asia”: The Geopolitical State of Affairs in Northeast Asia Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last month on April 10th, the Korea Society and the Japan Society hosted a virtual talk titled “Geopolitics of Coronavirus: Japan and Korea,” moderated by Dr. Joshua Walker from the Japan Society. The two main speakers, Dr. Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Dr. Stephen Noerper, Senior Director at The Korea Society, outlined how these two democratic nations in Northeast Asia have tackled the coronavirus pandemic to date, and the regional implications it may pose in the foreseeable future.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 8 - An Interview with Ezra Vogel & Noriyuki Shikata

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U.S.-Japan Relations Through the Lens of America’s Heartland

This report is written by Eleanor Hughes, Writer & Commentator, East Asian Affairs.

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