Japan is aging faster than we think

Author: Masataka Nakagawa, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research Population projections from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs confirm that Japan will remain the world’s most aged country for at least the next few decades. The 2019 Revision of World Population Prospects, released in June 2019, predicts the proportion of people […]

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Crafting a 2020 budget for Indonesia

Authors: Wisnu Wardana and Manggi Habir, Bank Danamon The phrase ‘global growth slowdown’ is currently dominating international headlines. A rising wave of uncertainty has sent a series of quakes across global financial markets, as yield-seeking activities create increased volatility. For most emerging market economies, including Indonesia, paddling against this current is not viable. Given that […]

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Fixing corporate governance in Japan

Author: John West, Sophia University Japanese companies, especially those in the automobile and electronics sectors, played a strong role in the country’s exceptional rise from the ashes of World War II. Still today, Toyota is the biggest passenger car manufacturer in the world and is also placed among the world’s 50 most innovative companies. It […]

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China remains Pakistan’s key partner

Author: Ghulam Ali, Sichuan University of Science & Engineering While meeting with a visiting Chinese military delegation led by General Xu Qiliang, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan termed ties with China an ‘anchor for regional stability’. The visit of the military delegation came amidst rising India–Pakistan tensions over India’s unilateral revocation of Article 370 of […]

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Exporting China’s social compliance system

Author: Vincent Boucher, University of Ottawa In the Middle Kingdom, privacy and individual good appear subordinate to all-purpose trust and collective good. This way of conceptualising things, along with modern technology and the advent of the digital world, helps the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to manoeuvre widely and implement new surveillance mechanisms. New mechanisms are […]

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