From athletic fields to board rooms, however, Japan has a long way to go toward gender equality. This is more than just a social issue. It is an economic opportunity for Japan.
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Japanese, American, Singaporean and other business leaders, take note. Committing to models of virtuosity, sustainability and the strongest environment, social and governance (ESG) standards when times are good is one thing.
The unfolding pandemic tells us that 20th century lessons that must not be forgotten in Japan and elsewhere.
Positive news was hard to find in much of the region as economies slowed and political woes mounted.
At the ASEAN summit, the path forward should be to double down on and recommit to the principles that have brought Southeast Asia success in recent decades.
China has a history of 'weaponizing' tourism to punish foreign governments.
Who was up and who was down in Asia in the year that just ended?
U.S. President Donald Trump's approach to China could result in a much needed new chapter in trade relations with the second largest economy.
Innovations in finance technology can increase the level of access to capital and financial inclusion in Asia.
Asia had its share of ups and downs in 2017.