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We Should Encourage Young People to Study Abroad

Otsubo Realty President & Chairman Kenji Otsubo first traveled to the United States in the 1960s. Today he is based in New York, where he works in the consulting and real estate industries and is an established member of the American society with an astounding number of personal connections. Otsubo says everything started with his […]

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We Must Achieve Constitutional Reform by Tackling This Issue Head-on

Member of the House of Councillors Seiko Hashimoto has participated in seven Olympics in two events: speed skating and bicycle racing. After winning a Bronze Medal, she became a member of the National Diet to get involved in sports policy and is currently in her 24th year. Toshio Motoya spoke with Hashimoto, who is also […]

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Develop “Analog” Wisdom, not “Digital” Knowledge

Takateru Kawano is the president and chief executive officer of TKP Corporation. TKP made great strides in its business leveraging the power of IT to rent out a network of unused banquet rooms at hotels and other facilities for conferences and has become the largest APA Hotel franchisee. Toshio Motoya spoke with Kawano, the Japanese […]

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Racial Prejudice is Behind the Atomic Bombings of Japan

The University of Tokyo Professor Emeritus Takashi Ito, a leading figure in modern Japanese history and Showa political history research in particular, has been active as a conservative controversialist with the aim of freeing modern Japanese history from the left wing. In recent years he is devoting efforts to organizing and publishing oral histories and […]

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Japan has Been One of the World’s Top Countries Since the Jomon Period

Sapporo Medical University Professor Jun Takada, an expert in radiation protection, has continually conducted surveys and research on nuclear radiation damage at the Silk Road, Marshall Islands, Fukushima, and other locations across the world. He has also won two prizes in the “True Interpretations of Modern History” Essay Contest, the Prize for Excellence and Grand […]

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Japan Must do Whatever it Takes to Denuclearize North Korea

The Arab Republic of Egypt is home to the pyramids and many other historic sites. It is focusing efforts on tourism, including the Grand Egyptian Museum that was completed in May. Toshio Motoya spoke with Ayman Aly Kamel, the Egyptian ambassador to Japan, about the current political situation, tourism policy, Egypt’s peace diplomacy in the […]

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Japan Should Begin New Discussions on Constitutional Reform This Year

Makoto Oniki worked as a bank employee and prefectural assembly member before entering national politics. This young Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) member is the target of a great deal of hope and serves as acting director of the LDP Health, Labour and Welfare Division, which created the work-style reform bill that is the centerpiece of […]

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Young People Should Work for Innovation

Gayrat Fazilov is the ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a country that has long had ties with Japan and is recently experiencing continued economic growth. Its ancient city of Samarkand was located at the center of the Silk Road. Toshio Motoya spoke with Fazilov about Uzbekistan’s industries and must-visit sites in […]

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