Discuss Japan-Japan Foreign Policy Forum

“Multilayered Security Cooperation Through the New Type of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance” (Aug 06, 2018)

AKIMOTO Chiaki, Director of The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Japan

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

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

“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

“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

Management of agriculture business in Africa: Model for Growing Together Centering on a Strategy of “Full Trust” NEW

  We sell “Porous Alpha,” which is a foamed glass made from recycled waste glass. By mixing Porous Alpha into soil, the soil’s water retention and aeration are improved for better water conservation and yield. We have been implementing this water-saving agriculture technology in Africa, where droughts are becoming an increasingly serious problem, since 2008. We set up a local subsidiary in Morocco in May 2017, and are now developing markets for local farmers. I will introduce our challenges and strategy for business development in Africa, especially our strategy on human resources, which we see as our top priority. The process of business development in a new market has the steps (1) feasibility study on the local market and technological verification, followed by (2) local market development. As our step 1, we have been engaged in projects supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ... [Read more]