Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

Jan 23, 2015

Okinawa to host WEF cybersecurity summit

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The government will host a cybersecurity conference jointly with the World Economic Forum in Okinawa in November, Japanese officials announced at this year’s annual economic conference in Switzerland. The two-day WEF cyberconference, scheduled to start on Nov. 7, will bring together some 250 experts, ...

Sep 3, 2014

Japan rises to sixth in WEF competitiveness rankings

Japan rose to sixth from ninth in the World Economic Forum’s annual assessment of global competitiveness, the WEF said Wednesday. The ranking compares 144 nations. In its Global Competitiveness Report, the Geneva-based think tank praised the stability of the government of Prime Minister Shinzo ...

Jul 16, 2014

Japan to launch women's confab modeled after Davos forum

Japan will launch an international conference of female leaders in September modeled after the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to push forward its initiative to get more women into the workforce. The government is scheduled to host a women’s symposium in Tokyo ...

Abe uses Davos forum to warn of China militancy

Jan 23, 2014

Abe uses Davos forum to warn of China militancy

Japan on Wednesday told the world it must stand up to an increasingly assertive China or risk a regional conflict with catastrophic economic consequences. In his speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued what amounted to an ...

Jan 5, 2014

Rising tides and drowning citizens

What does it portend for democratic government when half of the polled respondents in 35 of 39 countries say their economic system favors the wealthy and that the gap between rich and poor is intensifying?