“Japan and the European migrant crisis: Not “someone else’s problem”” (September 11, 2017)

Watanabe Hirotaka, Director, Institute for International Relations, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

“EV Revolution to Bring Drastic Change to Auto Industry” (December 20, 2017)

Kojima Akira, Member, Board of Trustees, and Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Trustee, Chairman of the World Trade Center Tokyo

“Society and Science on iPS Cells ― Think about the next decade with a focus on the ethical, legal and social issues” (October 26, 2017)

Yashiro Yoshimi, Assistant to the President of the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine, Associate Professor in the Uehiro Research Division for iPS Cell Ethics, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University

“An Inside View from the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor ― Looking back at seven months that decided the Emperor’s future” (May 21, 2018)

Mikuriya Takashi, Deputy Chair of the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo

“Japanese “Armitage-Nye Report” Launched” (August 2, 2017)

Tanaka Akihiko, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

No.48

Shinkokinshu: An Anthology for Our Times

  Most Japanese newspapers carry a weekly column of waka (poems in 31 syllables) and haiku (poems in 17 syllables) submitted by readers. This journalistic feature indicates to what extent poetry permeates the everyday lives of the Japanese. Similarly, at the beginning of each year the Emperor holds a competition for waka composed on a topic of his choice, and the people of Japan submit their poems. These modern poetic practices have their roots in the long tradition of court waka. Superior poems produced at the Japanese court over the centuries were collected in a series of anthologies compiled by imperial command. One of these, the Shin Kokin Waka Shu (New Collection of Ancient and Modern Poetry, usually abbreviated to Shinkokinshu), is considered by many to represent the summit of the art, and has the unusual distinction of having been edited personally by the ... [Read more]

Diplomacy

47

Interview: Foreign Minister KONO Taro
Japan’s Diplomatic Landscape in 2018
Pushing North Korea toward Denuclearization by Applying Continued Pressure

45

Trends in Selective Globalism

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Hiraiwa Shunji, Professor, Nanzan University

The North Korea Crisis Enters a New Stage
Can the International Community Align its Strategy?

44
Takemi Keizo, member of the House of Councilors

The Current Situation of International Health Diplomacy and the Role of Japan

44
Tanaka Akihiko, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

The range of a free and open Indo-Pacific strategy

Politics

48

Surviving Tumultuous Times with the Power of History
The Onin War × World War I: Confronting the Chaos in Times without a Hero

46

An Inside View from the Advisory Council on Easing the Burden of the Official Duties and Public Activities of His Majesty the Emperor ― Looking back at seven months that decided the Emperor’s future

44
Sasaki Takeshi, Former President of the University of Tokyo

Politicians Need to Present Hard-hitting Reforms
―We have had enough of unjustifiable, policy-free elections

43
Shimizu Yuichiro, Professor, Keio University 

Restoration, Revolution or Reform?
― The Unexpected Fortune of Winners and Tenacious Efforts of Losers

41

A Long-Lived, Unamended Constitution

Economy

47

The Durability of Abenomics: Seeds of Present Gains Sown in First Abe Administration

47

Asia’s Growth and Japan I: Turning the world’s factory into a center for technological innovation

47

Asia’s Growth and Japan II: Large Cities Enjoy the Benefits of the Demographic Bonus

47

Asia’s Growth and Japan III: Understanding the Values Attached Locally is the Key

47

Agenda for BOJ Governor in Second Term II: Further commitment to do whatever it takes to achieve 2% inflation target entails a risk—It is important to return to the principles of the “joint statement.”

47

Agenda for BOJ Governor in Second Term I: Japan’s Deflation Is Almost Fixed but Needs Some Modifications—No Further Reflationary Policy Required

47

Leverage Longer Lifespans to Boost Growth: Japan Center for Economic Research Medium-Term Economic Forecast
— Build working-senior friendly society

46

HondaJet: Fulfilling the Dream of Soichiro

46

Interview: The Future of Digital Currencies

46

Medical and Nursing Care Expenses and Social Security

46

Stalled Fiscal Consolidation:
Private-Sector Financial Asset Surplus is Key

46

Blueprint for the Future of Social Welfare (II) : Limiting State Responsibility to the Guaranteed Minimum

46

Blueprint for the Future of Social Welfare (I) : Social Security Cutting Across Policies, Public Finance and Employment

45

ICO: Dream or Nightmare?

45

Stalled Fiscal Consolidation: Government Must
Act Soon on Policy Normalization

Society

46

Diversity Opens the Path to Innovation

44
Isoyama Tomoyuki, Business Journalist

Prevent Japan from bankruptcy due to the shortage of workers
Hold discussions on coexistence with foreigners
Shortage of workers equal to the period of the bubble economy

43

Dialogue: Challenge by Tottori, the Least Populous Prefecture in Japan
There is a Right Size for Democracy

42

What Impresses Foreign Tourists When They Come to Japan?
― Explaining Japanese society and culture to foreign tourists

42

Inbound Tourism and Japanese People
― Issues related to the increase in tourists visiting Japan from abroad

Culture

48

Shinkokinshu: An Anthology for Our Times

48

The World of the Japanese Newspaper Poetry Column

42

The “Johnny’s” Entertainers Omnipresent on Japanese TV: Postwar Media and the Postwar Family

42
Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

A Collection of Modern French Paintings on a Return Visit to Europe
— Masterpieces from the Bridgestone Museum of Art Ishibashi Foundation —

40

Remembering Ooka Makoto The Poet from Mount Fuji

Science

42

RIKEN: The 100th Anniversary of a Major Research Organization of Japan
― The Day the 113th Element Was Born

41

Dialogue: The fundamental bases for the Japanese people
To the fundamental bases for the Japanese people
― The possibility of initiatives for integrating archaeology with anthropology

41

Society and Science on iPS Cells
― Think about the next decade with a focus on the ethical, legal and social issues

36

Interview: Artificial Intelligence

30
KASHIKAWA Nobunari, Associate Professor, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

From the Subaru Telescope to TMT

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