Posts Tagged "Japan"

A golden age looms for Asia

»Posted by on Déc 1, 2014 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur A golden age looms for Asia

Asia will experience a new golden era of peace and prosperity over the next 10 years. The export-led growth model of the past will no longer work for the major Asian economies. Hence, we are unlikely to see a return to double-digit growth. If the major Asian economies, especially China, India and Indonesia, are able to maintain growth rates of around 7 per cent a year, this will be a major achievement. Fortunately, this is within their reach. Three factors will drive this. The first factor is an almost unbelievable accident of history. It is truly remarkable that the three most populous Asian countries, namely China, India and Indonesia, have simultaneously put in place dynamic and reform-minded leaders who can be expected to transform their countries over the...

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Japan set to raise taxes on wealthiest individuals

»Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur Japan set to raise taxes on wealthiest individuals

TOKYO—Japan’s new government will likely soon follow the U.S. and France in raising taxes on its wealthiest citizens, amid continued concerns about the country’s massive government debt. More here. 

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53 % of Japanese for a Zero-Waste Society…

»Posted by on Jan 12, 2010 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur 53 % of Japanese for a Zero-Waste Society…

Japanese embrace sustainable practices in their daily life ! Japan for Sustainability, a NFP Japanese think tank, highlighted the results of a bi-annual survey :  52.9 % of respondents would choose to transition to a zero-waste society, even if it lowered their standard of living. The survey was conducted in June 2009, and involved interviews with 3,000 adults nationwide, measuring public awareness and interest related to two subject areas: zero-waste society and coexistence between humans and nature. There were 1,919 valid responses (64.0% response rate). When asked about their daily efforts in reducing trash (allowing multiple answers), 62.0 percent of respondents said that they try not to use plastic shopping bags and/or ask for simpler packaging at...

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