The Costs of Globalization in China By: Charly Jaffe March 15, Globalization has clearly done a great deal for China. This resulted in unprecedented growth and allowed hundreds of millions of people to escape from poverty.
The labor system has changed dramatically. Young workers are increasingly working part-time or through temporary contracts. Workers are being promoted via merit, instead of by years of service.
Another challenge facing Japan is the integration of women into the upper echelons of the workforce.
The current system makes it difficult for women to balance families and careers; so talented women emigrate to find better opportunities. Because of changing demographics, this is changing as well.
Included are clips from Japanese newspapers and speeches given by Japanese leaders. Of course, such doom and gloom is nothing unfamiliar in this country. But what is new this time around is the deepening sense of real danger that this may be the start of a long downward trend.
There is no shortage of evidence to this effect: The worrying came to a head as a result of, among other things, the plunge of Tokyo share prices in the closing days of and into It must grow and maintain prosperity.
Otherwise, it will not be able to solve the problem of the widening income gap. The kinds of policies we should be seeking ought to be geared to reform that will ensure growth and prosperity in the face of globalization, but that will not put undue strain on the weaker sector.
To accelerate FTA negotiations, Japan needs to offer clear benefits to its potential partners. The EU, for instance, is interested in increasing exports to Japan of pork, beef, dairy products and processed foods.
To persuade the EU to scrap its tariffs on Japanese industrial exports, Japan needs to offer the EU better access to its markets. Like Japan, South Korea carefully protected its farm sector for a long time.
But Seoul made a bold decision to open its markets to almost all agricultural products except rice in order to conclude an FTA with the U. So this Washington Post article was chosen since it discussed the phenomena of Japanese blogging.
Although English speakers outnumber Japanese speakers by more thanslightly more blog postings are written in Japanese than in English, according to Technorati, the Internet search engine that monitors the blogosphere.
Blogging in Japan, though, is a far tamer beast than in the United States and the rest of the English-speaking world. Bloggers here shy away from politics and barbed language. They rarely trumpet their expertise.
While Americans blog to stand out, the Japanese do it to fit in, blogging about small stuff: Compared with Americans, they write at less length, they write anonymously, and they write a whole lot more often. Humble Giants of the Web. An advisory panel on consumer protection is set to recommend a series of steps aimed at bolstering food safety, such as creating a unified law governing food labeling and requiring manufacturers to show a single expiration date.
This comes in the wake of food-labeling scandals that in November prompted Prime Minister Fukuda to call for a comprehensive review of administrative and legislative structures governing the food industry. Fallout from the pesticide-tainted frozen dumplings imported from China is also spurring the government to take swift action to bolster food safety measures.
Currently, multiple laws govern food labeling. But because all food products do not offer the same information, consumer advocates have cited a lack of uniformity and clarity in food labels… The report also calls for the confiscation of improper profits earned by companies failing to comply with food-labeling rules as well as the integration of organizations tasked with conducting inspections and issuing penalties.
The council will also propose changes to how food expiration dates are displayed. Currently, dry food and less perishable items are assigned best-before dates, while products that can spoil quickly are labeled with expiration dates…And in a bid to prevent a major outbreak of food poisoning or other food safety problems, the report recommends the establishment of a database to store consumer information reported to public health offices, the police and consumer advocate centers.
Specialists would also be assigned to analyze the data and prevent a recurrence of any problem. February 18th, Culture This article addresses the changing perception of beauty in Japan. Shampoo ads here typically feature glamorous blondes praising imports from Procter Gamble of the U.
But ads for Tsubaki, the latest hit from cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. Advertisers are beginning to catch on to the trend… For decades, beauty standards in Japan were dictated by the West, home to famous fashion houses like Christian Dior and Gucci, which remain extremely popular in Asia.
According to the survey, 6. Since support exceeds 40 percent, demand for an emissions trading system appears strong despite opposition from the Japan Business Federation Nippon Keidanrenministry officials said… Responses were mixed when companies were asked whether they would support a carbon tax, with 7.
In short, this means coming up with an immigration policy that will make foreigners want to live and work in Japan. First of all we should set up a more explicit immigration and permanent residence system so as to encourage foreigners who can be expected to contribute to the development of Japanese society to move in and possibly take up permanent residence here.
We should also consider preferential treatment for foreigners who study or conduct research in Japan—such as allowing them automatically to acquire permanent residence status when they complete their academic work at a Japanese high school, university, or graduate school.China and Globalization is a new website from Asia Society.
It offers teaching and learning tools in both Chinese and English and can be used in Chinese language classrooms and beyond. The site features several multimedia features, like contextual videos and flashcards. Most of all, it is an. China's Embrace of Globalization Lee Branstetter, Nicholas Lardy.
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The Chinese economy receives a lot of interest in the media but it can be difficult to keep track of the basic facts. Here is an overview of China’s economy in the context of its global economic rise.
China was the world’s largest economy in – and is the second largest economy today When. Jun 22, · The Chinese economy receives a lot of interest in the media but it can be difficult to keep track of the basic facts.
Here is an overview of China’s economy in the context of its global economic rise. China was the world’s largest economy in – and is the second largest economy .
Economic Globalization and China The state-owned banks should be commercialized and genuinely run in accordance with the demands of a market economy. Japan and ROK) plus 10 (the 10 Asean. May 06, · The proponents say globalization represents free trade which promotes global economic growth; creates jobs, makes companies more competitive, and lowers prices for .