Japan

Turning ‘disability’ into ‘ability’: opportunities to promote disability inclusive development in Indonesia

Turning ‘disability’ into ‘ability’: opportunities to promote disability inclusive development in Indonesia

Before joining the World Bank, I worked as an urban designer and often provided advice on how the design of proposed developments could be more accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, many developers tend to consider disability inclusion as a…

by · Friday, 21 December 2018 · Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal
In China’s Taobao villages, e-commerce is one way to bring new jobs and  business opportunities to rural areas

In China’s Taobao villages, e-commerce is one way to bring new jobs and business opportunities to rural areas

淘宝村显示出电子商务的威力

E-commerce is often perceived as a phenomenon of high-income countries, but the industry’s rapid growth in China demonstrates that the transition from physical to digital commerce does not necessarily demand such…

by · Thursday, 22 November 2018 · China, Japan
South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

South Asia’s transport corridors can lead to prosperity

Transport corridors offer enormous potential to boost South Asia’s economies, reduce poverty, and spur more and better jobs for local people, provided the new trade routes generate growth for all and limit their environmental impact. Credit: World Ban…

by · Tuesday, 28 August 2018 · Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Japan, Myanmar
From Japan to Bhutan: Improving the resilience of cultural heritage sites

From Japan to Bhutan: Improving the resilience of cultural heritage sites

When it comes to their heritage buildings, both Bhutan and Japan have one common enemy: Fire. A view of Wangduephodrang Dzong in Bhutan which was destroyed by fire in 2012. Credit: Barbara Minguez Garcia 2018
About 2,749 miles, three countries, and a …

by · Tuesday, 19 June 2018 · Bhutan, Japan

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

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

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