In a recent New York Times article Terry Martin Hekker, whose husband of 40 years divorced her, criticizes what she and others in the media are calling a trend:
How do we change this? Japan must firstly change its perception of the world. But while these centers are places where decisions are finally made, they are not the underlying driver of events. There are more than six billion people in the world.
Clearly Japan does not have the influence or information to play a universally central role. What, then, can Japan do? One option is to actively pursue BOP Bottom of the Pyramid business as a means of developing profitable corporations at the same time as contributing to the improvement of lifestyles around the world.
What Japan can do, however, is build momentum and gain a true sense of having made a small difference in the world. Succeeding in one area will have a spillover effect on others.
The Prize for Excellence Reconstruction of Japan: This downtrend has deeply changed the Japanese society, creating specific issues that Japan has yet to find a way to overcome.
More than the economical data, the Japanese society seems to have enter into a pessimism trend, with no hope in the near future, impacting even the younger generations, who do not believe in a better tomorrow. However, Japan has fantastic assets, from its innovative companies to its cultural attractions, from its geographical position -between China and the USA- to its internationally renowned quality of service, which can be triggered for a new start.
The new start will only be sustainable if strong reforms are carried out in the Education system, with priority on the necessity of training students to become able to think by themselves, nurture risk-taking, and welcome diversity. In line with the Education system, Japanese corporations need to review their managing methods, with less top-down decisions, and to accept the aspirations from their employees for a better balance in their work-life.
The Prize for Excellence A smaller, but happier country with increased mobility Yu NODA Japan, age 27 Today Japan is faced with a number of serious problems both locally and globally; economic suffering, collapse of social security system in the aging society, the global challenge of climate change, and so forth.
Although all of these are serious, and important, there is one more that is the most fundamental to the society: I would describe the vision as a smaller, but happier country. First, Japan should have a smaller economic presence, but holding a unique presence in the global society as a country, since future Japan generates new knowledge and advances the technology, particularly in green industry, putting the country at the forefront of science.
Second, it would be a happier society, where people enjoy their full lifetime with the aid of the advanced technologies. Seniors can fully receive necessary medical support, while holding their dignity. The key prerequisites to achieve the vision are 1 Establishing the high-standard, low-cost safety net to address aging society, 2 Application of state-of-the-art technology, and 3 Energy revolution toward the society with low carbon footprint.
Besides, Brand Japan Nature, food, history, pop-culture must be strengthened as the main source of future wealth. Italy can be seen as a potential model in this regard.
How should we speed the transition toward the future vision? Increasing mobility of people, goods, and money can accelerates such transition. The sense of unease among the college students in Japan due to insufficient mobility of people is discussed from my personal experience. They should have wider options for their careers.
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