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Jun Mukoyama
For Jun Mukoyama's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Sep 26, 2021
How Japan should make use of its ¥1 quadrillion in household savings
In order to create an asset management system that meets global standards, Japan must drastically change its employment practices.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 22, 2021
Private sector key to the success of Japan's digital agency
In order to breathe life into the agency, it is necessary to break away from longstanding bureaucratic practices.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Mar 23, 2021
Japan needs a stronger crisis review system
Involving think tanks and holding 10-year evaluations, the country will be better equipped to face disasters and pandemics in the future.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 8, 2021
The need to digitalize Japanese society as a whole
Japan must take action to ensure its future digital agency doesn't get lost under the rest of the government's apparatus.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 7, 2021
How Japan can become a data powerhouse
The country's new digital agency must take a lead in forming Japanu2019s data infrastructure and global data rule-making, while benefiting the people.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jan 5, 2021
The battle to modernize Japan
In a country of fax machines and fragmented central administration, Suga's vision of a digital agency looks hard to achieve.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Oct 22, 2020
Harnessing technology key to winning race against COVID-19
Governments that have worked effectively to roll out apps and artificial intelligence for the social good are set to come out on top.

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Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves