Global cooperation needed in uncertain times

| Jan 17, 2017

Global cooperation needed in uncertain times

The world in 2016 saw many events signaling the rise of protectionism and populism, ranging from Brexit to Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election and people’s fear of job loss due to immigrants and artificial intelligence (AI) development. An executive of the ...

Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind

Jun 18, 2016

Japan's first lady, Akie Abe, speaks her own mind

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has outlasted those that scoffed at his return to power as leader of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party in 2012. And yet while the prime minister appears to have established himself as an increasingly dominant force in domestic politics over ...

Davos forum kicks off with dour mood amid tough global conditions

Jan 21, 2016

Davos forum kicks off with dour mood amid tough global conditions

The mood was glum as the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting of academics and leaders from business and politics kicked off Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, with worries ranging from energy to geopolitics and China’s slowdown causing widespread unease. Problems such as the refugee crisis ...

For Mie, 2016 summit chance to enhance area's tourism appeal

/ Jun 22, 2015

For Mie, 2016 summit chance to enhance area's tourism appeal

Mie Prefecture sees next year’s Ise-Shima Summit as the best opportunity to build infrastructure and nurture human resources to welcome more foreign tourists, hoping to achieve sustainable regional growth beyond 2016, Mie Gov. Eikei Suzuki said. “Foreign visitors only account for 1.8 percent of ...