Japan must make efforts to fortify the crumbling foundation of globalism.
For Shinji Fukukawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The world is increasingly beset with problems, but with the right effort the international community can overcome them.
Japan can embrace its most positive characteristics and build on them to ensure an innovation-rich future.
The 21st century will see many fabulous innovations that we can barely imagine today.
Japan must take steps to make it easier for women to work while raising families and to extend the nation's healthy life expectancy.
Heavily dependent on other countries for markets and resources, Japan must take a leading role in promoting globalism.
The government can no longer afford to postpone efforts to effectively address Japan's population problem.
Japan needs to address six major challenges in the post-Abenomics era with an eye toward structural reforms aimed at reviving Japan's influence on the global scene.
The world is groping for a new growth structure to replace the economic society led by financial activities. A new model should be driven by the pursuit of human values.
The Abe administration's capacity for deciding how to raise the birthrate, improve child-care facilities, realize an appropriae work-life balance and promote other "innovations" that enable Japan to solve its many problems is now being tested.