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?

Oct 1, 2013

WEF ranks Japan 15th in worker development

by Sayuri Daimon

Japan ranks 15th among 122 countries in the World Economic Forum’s first Human Capital Index report on countries’ abilities to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers, the forum said Tuesday. The report by the forum, known for its annual meeting of leaders ...

Feb 3, 2013

Japan's competitiveness

Japan's world ranking in "economic competitiveness" is slipping. The nation came in 10th in 2012, continuing its slide from the sixth spot in 2010.