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Tohoku leaders seek sustained GOJ assistance to rebuild after 3/11

The governors of Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima Prefectures appeared on NHK’s Nichiyo Toron Sunday talk show to discuss with Minister for Reconstruction Yoshino and a Sendai-based college professor the reconstruction of their communities devastated by the 3/11 triple disaster. The local leaders called for the central government to continue providing financial and other support to revitalize the region, underscoring that….Read more

  • March 11, 2018
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POLITICS > Diet

Upper House party policy chiefs discuss work-style reform

In NHK’s Nichiyo Toron Sunday debate show, policy chiefs of the ruling and opposition parties at the Upper House discussed work-style reform. The LDP’s Takemi stressed the importance of introducing a new work system for “highly skilled professionals.” Fukuyama of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and Furukawa of the Party of Hope argued that work-style reform and related legislation….Read more

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Party policy chiefs discuss economy, work-style reform, DPRK

In NHK’s Nichiyo Toron Sunday debate show, the policy chiefs of the ruling and opposition parties discussed key issues they have been deliberating in the Diet. LDP Policy Research Council Chairman Kishida stated that the Japanese economy has improved under Abenomics, but it is necessary for the government to work harder to push up wages and consumption. In response, the….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Experts discuss North Korea’s “smile diplomacy”

NHK’s Nichiyo Toron Sunday debate show aired a discussion among six scholars on North Korea’s “smile diplomacy” toward South Korea. Canon Institute for Global Studies Research Director Kunihiko Miyake expressed the view that although the economic sanctions on Pyongyang appear to be taking effect, the Kim regime probably has no intention to abandon its nuclear program. Nanzan University Professor Shunji….Read more

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Experts discuss the future of artificial intelligence

NHK’s Nichiyo Toron Sunday debate show featured a discussion by six scientists on the future of artificial intelligence, including its potential use in various areas and its impact on society, for example, in nursing care and communications. The panelists included Yuko Harayama, a member of the GOJ’s Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation; Professor Seiji Yamada of the National Institute….Read more

  • February 4, 2018
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POLITICS > Diet

Ruling, opposition lawmakers discuss issues to be deliberated in Diet

In NHK’s Nichiyo Toron Sunday debate show, policy chiefs of the ruling and opposition parties talked about the key issues they plan to discuss during the current Diet session, including the draft budget for the next fiscal year starting in April and labor reform. The panelists from the LDP and Komeito Party underscored the significance of labor reform, including a….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Experts discuss outcome of inter-Korean talks

Five experts discussed the outcome of the recent inter-Korean talks, during which North Korea agreed to participate in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February. Canon Institute for Global Studies Research Director Kunihiko Miyake expressed caution by saying that the latest development in inter-Korean relations should be discussed separately from the nuclear issue. Director of Policy Research at the Tokyo Foundation Bonji Ohara….Read more

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Japanese experts discuss U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

NHK’s Sunday debate show “Nichiyo Toron” featured a live debate by Japanese experts on the repercussions of President Trump’s recognition that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. As for Japan’s rather lukewarm response to the U.S.’s controversial decision in contrast to the strong criticism voiced by the Europeans, former Japanese Ambassador to Syria Kunieda said Tokyo has no choice but….Read more

  • December 17, 2017
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POLITICS > Cabinet

Economic revitalization minister explains new economic package

In NHK’s “Nichiyo Toron” Sunday debate show, Economic Revitalization Minister Motegi talked about the Abe administration’s new 2-trillion-yen economic package focusing on boosting productivity and promoting the development of human resources in view of Japan’s rapidly aging population. The administration approved the package at a cabinet meeting on Dec. 8. The cornerstone of the package is support for early childhood….Read more

  • December 10, 2017
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Experts discuss North Korea

Six experts discussed North Korea’s recent ICBM launch and related issues. The discussants were Canon Institute for Global Studies Research Director Kunihiko Miyake, Nanzan University Professor Shunji Hiraiwa, former MSDF fleet commander Yoji Koda, Ryukoku University Professor Ri Sotetsu, Kanagawa University Professor Ryo Sahashi, and University of Tokyo Professor Kasahiro Kohashi. The panelists agreed that there has been steady improvement….Read more

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