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Japan’s politics is opening up to women, but don’t expect a feminist revolution yet

July 22, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Special Report: How to Lead the Changing JapanComments (0)

Three women have in recent months been appointed to politically powerful positions in Japan. But even as seeing women in positions of power becomes less unusual in the country, gender parity is a long way off. Renho Murata (commonly known as Renho) is the new leader of the opposition Democratic Party; Koike Yuriko beat her two …

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Why Workstyle Reform Just Might Work in Japan

June 23, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Special Report: How to Lead the Changing JapanComments (0)

By Ginka Toegel Ikigai– in Japanese it means, loosely, “what makes life worth living.”  If reforms by the Shinzō Abe government succeed, it may one day represent a new ethos towards work-life balance. Is this possible for a population more

Japan in the Face of Breaking Into New Working Culture

June 20, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Special Report: How to Lead the Changing JapanComments (0)

By Alecsandra Tubiera  The land of the rising sun, Japan – in its entirety is often viewed as a place filled with extraordinary ideas and innovative inventions. Behind these brilliant beginnings are hardworking and efficient people who work under the

Toward Japan’s Economic End-Game

May 9, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, Special Report: How to Lead the Changing JapanComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock As the spotlight has been on Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito, the economy is coping with half a decade of Abenomics, monetary injections, huge debt – and a proposed sales tax that could make things a lot worse by the fall.   Ever

The Philippines Emerges as New Bitcoin Hub

May 8, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Banking Innovation, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

Major Philippines bank Union Bank launches cash-crypto ATM https://t.co/cH35aYPKlh — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) 11 February 2019 Bitcoin has been welcomed as a completely new concept in financial transactions as well as investment and trading, but it

Indonesia is Giving Proof of a Zakat Paradigm Shift

February 12, 2019 • Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Greget Kalla Buana The similarities between the foundation goals of SDGs and zakat resulted in a paradigm shift, and Indonesia is providing evidences of its occurrence.   The Government of Indonesia has launched the book ‘Fikih Zakat on Sustainable

Islamic Economics in Presidential Election 2019: Synthesis of Tension in Political Islam in Indonesia

December 1, 2018 • World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Ahmad Dahlan The issue of political Islam and the state in Indonesia apparently continues to roll ahead of the 2019 presidential election as President Joko Widodo from the Indonesian Democratic Struggle Party (PDIP) took Professor Ma’ruf Amin as a vice

Islamic Economics in Presidential Election 2019: Synthesis of Tension in Political Islam in Indonesia

October 13, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Ahmad Dahlan The issue of political Islam and the state in Indonesia apparently continues to roll ahead of the 2019 presidential election as President Joko Widodo from the Indonesian Democratic Struggle Party (PDIP) took Professor Ma’ruf Amin as a vice

How to keep the Philippine economic future on track

October 3, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Dan Steinbock, On Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock               The Philippines is on the right path, if the government can continue to balance between strong growth amid international uncertainty, while pushing reforms that raise living standards. Inflation and foreign

How China’s Simultaneous Carrots and Sticks Work in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2018 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, ChinaComments (0)

By Huong Le Thu China’s applies simultaneously dual tactics of coercion and inducement to assert its position regionally and globally. Demonstrations in Vietnam and the Philippines only confirm that the harder China pushes, the more agitated responses from