Pages tagged by "Australia and Japan in the Region"

Goldilocks and the three bears in Japan

The Japanese economy is in very good shape. As Goldilocks would say, everything seems ‘just right’. But for Japan just as for Goldilocks, the three bears are on their way back home.

Empowering the women of Japan

Today, many Japanese business leaders recognise women’s empowerment as critical for corporate growth and have started responding on a scale the country hasn’t seen before.

Japan’s elusive dream of ‘contestable party politics’

Japan went to the polls on Sunday for a snap election in the lower house which saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) once again cruise to victory.

Abe shuffles his pieces for the political endgame

It looks as if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is fighting for his political endgame, but his pet policy Abenomics is coming under increasing pressure on a number of fronts.

The old and the new in Abe’s revamped administration

Now that the dust has settled on Abe’s new cabinet and executive line-up in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), what are the main takeaways in political and policy terms?

Simple solutions for Japan's languishing labour market

Japan’s employment practices appear out of date and reform is overdue.

A better way to fund higher education in Japan

An income contingent loan (ICL) system for Japan?

Japanese companies need to open up or shut down

Alicia Ogawa in Australia and Japan in the Region Forum

Will the silent comeback of coal threaten Japan's climate goals?

Australia and Japan in the Region Forum volume 5, no. 3, March 2016. Author: Florentine Koppenborg, Free University of Berlin

Japan's Democratic Party doomed to opposition

Australia and Japan in the Region Forum volume 5, no. 4, April 2017. Author: Gerald Curtis, Columbia University.

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