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Poverty among elderly in Japan

Data shows the steep gap between the haves and have-nots among the elderly population, and large numbers of senior citizens who live below the poverty line do not apply for welfare benefits. The annual white paper on crime by Japan’s Justice Ministry reflects official concern over rising criminality …

by · Sunday, 18 February 2018 · Japan, Philippines
Sustainable Development Goals and the role of Islamic finance

Sustainable Development Goals and the role of Islamic finance

Malaysia is home to a vibrant Islamic banking sector. Islamic finance has grown rapidly in the past two decades and it now stands as a potential contributor in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. Photo: bigstock/joyful
Islamic finance has th…

by · Thursday, 15 February 2018 · Japan, Malaysia
Expanding opportunities for urban poor in East Asia and Pacific cities

Expanding opportunities for urban poor in East Asia and Pacific cities

Photo: © World Bank

Better jobs, higher salaries and improved access to basic services – the bright lights of cities seem to promise these and more.

But for millions lured to these centres for innovation and prosperity, cities can also lead to a …

by · Sunday, 4 February 2018 · China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

The innovation imperative: How Asia can leverage exponential technologies to improve lives and promote growth

Robots will take over our jobs, disrupt our industries and erode our competitiveness.
 
Such were commonly expressed fears about advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing – key representations of exponential technologies – …

by · Tuesday, 5 December 2017 · Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Singapore

Prospects of Japan’s Assistance for Central Asia – In the Aftermath of Prime Minister Abe’s Visit to Central Asia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited five Central Asian countries in October 2015. This was the second Japanese Prime Minister to have visited this region since the former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in 2…

by · Monday, 22 February 2016 · Japan

Perspectives – Japan’s Roles in Central Asia

This article has overviewed the level of development and engagement by the international community in Central Asia. Having covered these issues, it is incumbent upon Japan to proactively pursue…

by · Sunday, 21 February 2016 · Japan