Sep 28, 2016

Japan slips to eighth in WEF competitiveness ranking

Japan has ranked eighth in the World Economic Forum’s annual global competitiveness rankings covering 138 countries and regions, down from the previous year’s sixth, the WEF said Wednesday. Japan’s overall competitive performance was dragged down by lower evaluations on innovation and higher education, according ...

Japan remains near bottom of gender gap ranking

Oct 29, 2014

Japan remains near bottom of gender gap ranking

Japan has one of the worst levels of gender equality in the developed world, below that of Tajikistan and Indonesia, coming in 104th out of 142 assessed countries in 2014, according to a study released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum. It rose one ...

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 ...

Jan 26, 2014

Tokyo, Washington agree to stay course on sealing TPP

Japan and the United States have agreed to continue to work closely on speedily concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks, trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi said after meeting Saturday with the U.S. trade chief on the fringes of the World Economic Forum in Davos, ...

WEF chief does more than talk the talk

Nov 14, 2013

WEF chief does more than talk the talk


As a child growing up in Germany during the war, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, witnessed the consequences of all-out conflict, and the stark contrast between war and peace. “My father was working for a Swiss company, so ...

Sep 4, 2013

'Abenomics' stifles debt cure: WEF

Japan ranks ninth in terms of global competitiveness, up one place from last year, thanks to the performance of its companies and research institutions, the World Economic Forum announced Wednesday. In its Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, the WEF cited Japan’s national debt and budget ...