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Boost Japan's Soft Power: Listen to Kenji Goto's Mother

Nancy Snow | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
Nancy Snow

Weeping mothers are not usually embroiled in international crisis, nor are they typical foreign policy advisers. But now is the time for the Shinzo Abe government to listen to Mrs. Ishido. Less political outrage, more national contemplation.

Abenomics' Innovations Threatened by Failure on Contracting Reform

Sunil Chacko | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Sunil Chacko

Soon, China, Japan, Korea will be locked into an Asian and perhaps global competition for market share. This would be reminiscent of another time when that was indeed the case, in multiple ways. Clearly, Japan and Japanese companies would need to be at the top of their game, along with many changes made on the innovation side.

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.