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December 11, 2012

Hiroshi Mikitani: The Answer Is in English

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. “Soon, our comp…

Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo

May 23, 2019

Labor and Employment
U.S. Temporary Foreign Worker Programs

Hundreds of thousands of migrants come to the United States each year for work, but Washington has struggled to balance the shifting needs of industry with the concerns of the domestic labor force.

Workers pick strawberries on a farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

November 25, 2016

Who Have Been the Best WHO Director-Generals?

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and his research associate Gabriella Meltzer. According to the Co…


November 6, 2015

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 6, 2015

Rachel Brown, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Chinese and Taiwanese leaders meet for the first time in decades. Tomorrow, Chinese P…

Xi-Ma-summit - 11-6-15

October 2, 2014

Maclachlan and Shimizu: Shinzo Abe’s Tug-of-War With the Farm Lobby

Last week, ministerial negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) between Japan and the United States ended abruptly after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on key sticking points, …

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe drives a rice planting machine at a a paddy field in Sendai

July 11, 2014

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 11, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Indonesians await official results of presidential election. Jok…

Villagers line up to vote in the country's presidential election at Bojong Koneng polling station in Bogor July 9, 2014. Indonesians began voting on Wednesday in a presidential election that has become a closely fought contest between the old guard who flourished under decades of autocratic rule and a new breed of politician that has emerged in the fledgling democracy. Only the third direct election for president in the world's fourth-most populous nation, the contest pits former special forces general Pra

October 8, 2010

United States
The United States and Japan at 50: Resilience and Renewal

This workshop was cosponsored by Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Asahi-Shimbun. It took place in Washington, DC.Widely acclaimed as the most respected and credible source of news in Japan …