U.S.-Japan Summit Meetings 日米首脳会談 Vol.12(関連4: TPP, North Korea, China, Australia, ASEANなど)




U.S.-Japan Summit Meetings 日米首脳会談 Vol.7(補足1: North Korea, trade, et al. 北朝鮮,日米貿易など)



U.S.-Japan Summit Meetings 日米首脳会談 Vol.6(Trump’s Visit to Japan トランプ大統領訪日)



Peace, Nuclear deterrence … (Obama’s visit to #Hiroshima Vol.4; #Nagasaki)

All the below but one (in Spanish) are in English.

Obama invited back for second Hiroshima visit in peace project (06/20/2017) | AOI IKEGAMI @asahi

Hiroshima before the nuclear bombing shown in beautiful new video, compared with brutal aftermath: 140,000 people were killed in the blast ? almost half the population of the thriving city. (07/12/2017) | Josh Robbins @IBTimes

Japanese museum unveils footage of Hiroshima before nuclear bomb – The black and white video, lasting for a little over three minutes, shows scenes from central Hiroshima, a bustling and lively city in April 1935 (07/23/2017) | @TheNationalUAE

(in Spanish ↓)

Hiroshima, Nagasaki & the First Atomic Bombs (05/09/2014) | Marc Lallanilla @LiveScience

Einstein Saves Hiroshima

Story of cities #24: how Hiroshima rose from the ashes of nuclear destruction – In August 1945, a 16-kilotonne atomic bomb killed 140,000 people and reduced a thriving city to rubble. Hiroshima has been reborn as a place of peace and prosperity, but will memories of those dark days die with the last survivors? (18/04/2016) | Justin McCurry @guardian

Why is Canada boycotting United Nations talks to ban the bomb? – Short answer: the U.S. and NATO believe nuclear war is not only winnable, but can be fought like conventional war (06/14/2017) | Judith Deutsch @nowtoronto

Frank Miller Debunks Nuclear Deterrence Myths, Fake News (06/28/2017) | Peter Huessy @RCDefense

As Hiroshima Day dawns, why are we still tempting nuclear fate? – It is a wonder we have survived all these decades, given US policies on nuclear armament since Hiroshima (06/08/2014) | Norm Chomsky @guardian

What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know (05/07/2017) | Lesley Stahl @CBSNews

“Unthinkable” – Candidate Trump said that, as President, opponents should never know whether or not he would use nuclear weapons adding uncertainty to Nuclear deterrence. (Podcast; 06/08/2017) | Keir A. Lieber, Daryl Press & Paul Bracken

VlAD’S A BIGGUN Russian nuclear powered submarine test fires a ballistic missile capable of a blast 100 TIMES more powerful than Hiroshima – The?Bulava missile, which weighs over 36 tonnes, carries six nuclear warheads and can travel nearly 6,000 miles across the globe (w Video; 29/06/2017) | Mark Hodge @TheSun

The Sad March of the Japanese Left (05/01/2017) | M. W. Larson @LAReviewofBooks

cf. Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Vol.3 Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Vol.2 Obama’s visit to Hiroshima Vol.1 Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor

日本のガラパゴス症候群 Vol.8 (rankings… 各種世界ランキング等)

(All the below are in English.)

標記につき @WSjp_insight にてRTしたもの等を貼っておきます。

The 10 Safest Countries in the World (06/09/2017) | Ryan Craggs & Lilit Marcus @CNTraveler

The Most Powerful Passport in the World (03/16/2017) | Katherine LaGrave @CNTraveler

Which country has the best reputation in 2017? | @Reputation_Inst

No. 2 ranking on index makes Canada one of world’s best countries (06/28/2016) | DON BUTLER @OttawaCitizen


Leeds ranked fifth on Lonely Planet’s Best In Europe 2017 list (23/05/2017) | @fperraudin @guardian

How free is the press… | @RSF_en

The USA toppled as world’s most competitive economy (30/05/2016) | @IMD_Bschool

Global Peace Index 2017 | @VisionHumanity

Vienna tops Mercer’s 19th Quality of Living ranking (14/03/2017) | @mercer

The Legatum Prosperity Index™ 2016 | @ProsperityIndex

Sweden officially the ‘goodest’ country in the world, study says (02/06/2016) | @Mal_Siret @Independent

Finland is one of the best countries to live, so why are so many smart young people leaving? (04/07/2017) | @wef

Denmark, Finland and Sweden are the world’s best at clean technology innovation (14/06/2017) | Tom Turula @BINordic
Finland is ranked the world’s 2nd most innovative cleantech country (06/13/2017) | @CleantechFIN

WHAT IS THE GREENEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? (04/30/2016) | @atlasandboots


What You Need to Know About Sweden’s Fintech Scene (05/18/2017) | @joeliebkind @TechCoHQ

These are the world’s most creative countries (13/10/2015) | Jenny Soffel @wef

The 31 happiest, richest, healthiest, and safest countries in the world (05/30/2016) | WILL MARTIN @BIAUS

39% Drop in Foreign Students Enrolling in US Universities | @edarabia

Ranking business taxes 2016 | @KPMG

Why Invest in Canada? | @invest_canada

Which countries spend the most on research and development? (09/07/2015) | Paul Muggeridge @wef

cf. 欧州のみ
Best European countries for business 2017 | @eucham

Which Europeans have the longest working lives? (09/05/2017) | Stéphanie Thomson @wef

Denmark is the second most innovative country in the EU (21/06/2017) | @CopenhagenIPA
Netherlands in top 5 of Europe’s most innovative countries (06/20/2017) | Janene Pieters @ NLTimes.nl

UCPH tops the Nordic bill in Nature and Science (25/04/2017) | @uni_copenhagen

ツイッター paper.li Vol.20

All the below links are in English.

弊社ツイッターアカウントの一つ @WSjp_insight のRTによる paper.li 掲載記事4件を貼っておきます。

South Africa | World Solutions

Switzerland’s next act: from business hub to world’s digital labor hub (2/24/2017) | @KPMG_CH

This Danish School Has Installed The World’s Largest Solar Façade (2/2017) | @peter_koekoek @ClimateKIC

Research pops cork on lunar–effect wine theory (2/13/2017) | @LincolnUniNZ

ツイッター paper.li Vol.11

All the below links are in English.

弊社ツイッターアカウントの一つ @WSjp_insight のRTによる paper.li 掲載記事4件を貼っておきます。

More on Trade Policy Preferences: The Harvard-Politico Poll | Stephan Haggard @PIIE

Tourism industry needs more investment | @LincolnUniNZ

Old and in the way? Aging workers and generational battle lines in the workplace (Podcast) | @upclosepodcast,@unimelb (Prof Mia Rönnmar @lunduniversity)

Atlantic City Employment Continues to Decline Says Stockton’s South Jersey Economic Review | @Stockton_edu @HughesCenter,@Stockton_BUSN

U.S.A. アメリカ Vol.8(3rd US Presidential Debate 10/19/2016 ー 米国大統領選挙テレビ討論会 et al.)

Here are articles including those concerning the 3rd presidential debate. All the below links are in English.

You can check out the following website for policies: worldsolutions.work

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg on election language (YouTube) | UC Berkeley School of Information

Arizona leans HRC; McMullin rises in the west; dark red states take on lighter hue | Larry Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, University of Virginia Center for Politics

Post-debate poll: Clinton 49%, Trump 39% (w PDF) | YouGovUS

Clinton Tops Trump By 7 Points, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Voters Say Media Is Biased Against Trump

White House Watch: Down to the Wire? | Rasmussen Reports

How Does the U.S. Stock Market Perform in Election Years? | JEFF DESJARDINS, Visual Capitalist

Presidential Debate: What you missed | Alexander Burns & Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times

Final Presidential Debate: Live Analysis of Clinton vs. Trump | Wall Street Journal


Most Memorable Lines of the 3rd Presidential Debate | ADAM KELSEY, ABC news

Watch: Trump Won’t Commit To Accepting Election Results In Final Debate | JESSICA TAYLOR, NPR

What Went Down In The Third Presidential Debate | FiveThirtyEight

This Can Be Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon In Tonight’s Debate | Brian Uzzi, Fortune, Kellogg School

Donald Trump and America’s Incomplete Contract with Itself | Mark Harrison, University of Warwick

Is America collapsing like the Roman Empire? | Barry Strauss, Fox news, CornellCAS

The Axe Files (Podcast): Ep. 88 – Ron Brownstein | David Axelrod, CNN, UChicago Politics

Clinton maintains double-digit (51% vs. 36%) lead over Trump | PRRI/Brookings Survey

Clinton’s Florida Lead Continues to Grow | PublicPolicyPolling‏

WashU Expert: Losing hurts in partisan politics | Erika Ebsworth-Goold

Covering Immigration and the Election (YouTube) | Stanford CCSRE

Has Trump caused white Evangelicals to change their tune on morality? | William A. Galston, Brookings Institution

Marcus Noland commentary: Trade war would yield Ohio casualties | The Columbus Dispatch, PIIE

For Clinton, a Daily Dose of Faith Along With Politics | JOCELYN NOVECK, AP, ABC news, Duke Divinity School

Guns and race: The different worlds of black and white Americans | Richard V. Reeves and Sarah Holmes, Brookings Institution

A wall against clear thinking on immigration and policing | Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Institution

The Russian Group Hacking US Elections | Sheera Frenkel, Buzzfeed

3 reasons Russia’s Vladimir Putin might want to interfere in the U.S. presidential elections | Fiona Hill, Brookings Institution

‘Bad Hombres’ Reactions Dominate the 65 Best Tweets from the Presidential Debate | ANGELA WATERCUTTER, Wired


The definitive ranking of presidential (and VP) debate moderators | Carly Mallenbaum, USA Today

Presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace says it’s not his job to be the “truth squad” | Tara Golshan, Vox


Election 2016: Civility and Family Dynamics (Radio) | LYDIA BROWN & LUCY NALPATHANCHIL, WNPR (Keith J. Bybee, MaxwellSU & SUCollegeofLaw, SyracuseUNews)

Donald Trump: How To Invest In The Stock Market If He Wins The Election | Ky Trang Ho, Forbes (Gerry Jensen, Heider College of Business) http://www.forbes.com/sites/trangho/2016/10/17/donald-trump-how-to-invest-in-the-stock-market-if-he-wins-the-election/#2c813c165b24

HOW VOTER TURNOUT COULD PUT TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE | Christine Gallagher, Oxford University Politics Blog

Stony Brook University Professor Norpoth: Trump Still Has 87% of Winning November Election (YouTube) | James Hoft, Fox news

Expert: Rigging the presidential election would be “impossible” | Bailey Harbit, WSAW

Events across campus to spotlight Election 2016, before and after | Jose Garcia Jr., Brown University


U.S.A. アメリカ Vol.7(articles on US Presidential Election 2016 ー 米国大統領選挙 update)

Here are a part of articles concerning the presidential election. All the below links are in English.

You can check out the following website for policies: worldsolutions.work.

Lewd Donald Trump Tape Is a Breaking Point for Many in the G.O.P. | @nytimes

Election Update: Women Are Defeating Donald Trump | @NateSilver538

US Election 2016: In Conversation with @EdwardGLuce (w Podcast) | @Jparakilas @ChathamHouse

Tracking the Dynamics of the 2016 Election | Catherine Allen-West, Stuart Soroka & Michael Traugott @umisrcps

@ASPI_org suggests | @AmeliaLong222 @davidmlang

Reports of Obamacare’s demise are greatly exaggerated | @crampell @washingtonpost

Putting the Populist Revolt in Its Place | @Joe_Nye @ProSyn

How Trump and Clinton Could Still Draw Undecideds off the Sidelines | @peterwgnd @Columbia_Biz

Trump and American Populism | @ForeignAffairs

How terrible simplicity leads to terrible complexity | @nfergus @BostonGlobe

Voter Opinions on the Candidates, the Issues, and the Parties | Michael Pollard & Joshua Mendelsohn‏ @RANDCorporation

HOW VOTER TURNOUT COULD PUT TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE | Christine Gallagher MPhil student @Pembroke @OxPolBlog

‘Missing’ White Voters Could Elect Trump. But First They Need To Register. | @redistrict @fivethirtyeight

Does Donald Trump’s plan to drill more oil make sense? | @mattmegan5

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Invisible Guiding Hand’ | @ShaneGoldmacher @Politico

How bad is it for Donald Trump? Let’s do the math | @DrewLinzer @dailykos

Forecasting the Presidential Vote with Leading Economic Indicators and the Polls | @CUP_PoliSci

compilation of the winner of every county in every presidential race since 1836 | @kkondik

How social media is shaping the 2016 presidential election | @mattkapko @CIOonline

Why Donald Trump is a ‘click bait candidate’ and Hillary Clinton is too | @JTakiff @PhillyBusiness

Post-truth politics and the US election: why the narrative trumps the facts | @Reasondisabled @UQ_News @ConversationEDU

Podesta Leaks: The Obama-Clinton E-mails | @ANDREWCMCCARTHY @NRO

The lesson about email safety we can learn from Hillary Clinton and Colin Powell | Tara Golshan @voxdotcom

Trump Withheld Alimony From Marla Maples When She Threatened His Presidential Ambitions | @KFILE @BuzzFeed
– “Our purpose was to send a message that she was playing close to the fire. That should slow her down,” Trump’s lawyer said at the time.

Psychology suggests that power doesn’t make people bad—it just reveals their true natures | Michael W. Kraus @qz @StephaneCoteTO @katydec @RotmanSchool

Don’t skip the vice presidential debate: Column | @USATopinion

Read Hillary Clinton’s Historic Victory Speech as Presumptive Democratic Nominee (w Video) | @katiemacreilly @time

3 myths about first presidential TV debate between Kennedy, Nixon (w Video) | @mariemorelli @syracusedotcom

Tocqueville’s America Revisited, Part 1 (w Podcast) | Paul Kennedy & Nicola Luksic @cbc

U.K. イギリス Vol.9(Brexit Vol.8: Japan’s Message to UK & EU 日本要望書)

(The below two links are in English, and the last one in Japanese.)

さて、当サイトでも今後、随時、Brexit につき情報をアップして参ります。
本日は、@ChathamHouse 関係の記事 Japan Lays Out a Guide to Brexit (6 September 2016) | Sir David Warren @CHAsiaProg(’日本がイギリスEU離脱の手引きを示す’)本文と抄訳をご紹介します。

– Britain would do well to embrace Tokyo’s constructive criticism as it prepares for life outside the EU.(EU域外での生き方を準備している日本の建設的な批判を、イギリスは包み込んで受け容れてうまくやっていける)

The Japanese government paper on the implications of Brexit released on 2 September has been described in the UK media as an ‘unprecedented’ and ‘dire’ warning, a ‘stark’ threat, and dismissed as ‘doom-mongering’. In reality, it is a carefully-argued and very detailed analysis of the areas of Brexit-related concern to the thousands of Japanese companies in the UK, and those aspects of the current business environment that they want to preserve in the forthcoming negotiations. Setting out the Japanese stall in this way risks annoying British negotiators with the responsibility of finding their way through the minefield of agreeing the terms of Britain’s divorce from Europe. But the Japanese analysis, used constructively, is an important guide to what really matters in ensuring that a post-Brexit UK is not only ‘open for business’, but a country that the world’s major investors want to do business with.
(9月2日に公表されたイギリスEU離脱に係る日本政府の要望書(下記参考英文)は、’前代未聞’で’切迫した’警告であり’正真正銘’の脅しであるとイギリスのメディアでは伝えられており、’恐怖を利用した’と切り捨てられている。しかし、日本の要望書は、イギリスEU離脱に係るイギリス国内の千単位の日本企業にとっての懸念について、また、今後の離脱交渉において日本企業にとって維持されたい現在の企業活動環境について、注意深く議論されまた非常に詳細に分析したものである。… 建設的に使えば、離脱後のイギリスが’企業活動にとって動き易い’のみならず世界の主な投資者が企業活動をしたい国であることを確保するのに真に問題となる事柄についての重要な手引きである。)

The paper is couched in terms of cooperation and partnership. Japanese inward investment into the UK has been one of the major industrial success stories of the last 40 years, with the 1984 decision of Nissan to build its car plant at Sunderland the turning point. The Japanese government and Japanese companies want to preserve this post-Brexit. But that means keeping radical changes to the current environment that might emerge from the Brexit talks to a minimum. Specifically, the Japanese want, among other things, to maintain current tariff rates and customs procedures, access to skills (including from within the EU), the current provision of financial services (50 per cent of the value of British manufactured goods is accounted for by services), the current arrangements for information protection and data exchange, unified intellectual property protection, harmonized standards and regulations, and access to the EU R&D budget and joint programmes. These requests are aimed at EU negotiators as well as at the UK. A 10-page annex goes into even more detail, sector by sector.
(… とりわけ日本が望むのは、関税率、税関手続き、EU域内も含めた人材へのアクセス、金融サービス条項、情報保護及び… →下記参考(日本語PDF3頁等)をご覧ください

The context of these requests is not just concern about Brexit. The paper makes clear that leading the free-trade system remains a responsibility shared by Japan, the UK and the EU. The Japanese government are nervously watching the US presidential election, with Donald Trump openly adopting a protectionist line and Hillary Clinton now opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal; they will also have been concerned at suggestions from European politicians that the US−EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) may fail. Hence their statement – echoed by President Obama at the G20 in Hangzhou in his remarks on TTIP – that the priority must be to finalize the EU−Japan Economic Partnership Agreement this year. A post-Brexit UK−EU relationship that erects protectionist walls would, in Japan’s view, be a disaster for everyone.  The arguments in the paper are about preserving the health of the global economy.

And Japan calls for early clarity and transparency on the difficult issues.  The paper argues that uncertainty causes volatility, and warns against the negotiating process producing ‘unpleasant surprises’. This advice may be unwelcome to UK politicians and negotiators who have to work out how to trade off being part of the single market with the need to restrict freedom of movement.   This is a political dilemma that needs to be unravelled slowly; Britain’s economic partners’ need for early clarity runs directly counter to the politics which Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet have to manage over the coming months.

The paper observes that ‘Japan respects the will of the British people as demonstrated in the referendum’ and express confidence that ‘the UK and the EU will overcome . . . difficulties and lay the foundations for the creation of a new Europe’. Nonetheless, the menu of requests is challenging and almost certainly impossible to fulfil in its entirety, if, as the prime minister has said, ‘Brexit means Brexit’. But it is a guide to what foreign businesses, attracted to the UK by successive governments with the promise of being inside the single market in an EU member state committed to further trade liberalization, want from the new arrangements. 
(要望書では、’日本はイギリス国民の投票の意思を尊重する’と述べられ、また … にもかかわらず … しかし、これは、外国企業がイギリスの今後の交渉過程において整えてもらいたいことに係る手引きなのである。…)

In that sense, it should also lift the level of current discussion on trade and investment relations away from the zero-sum political arguments during the referendum campaign – ‘being part of Europe’ versus ‘free trade agreements with the rest of the world’.  Japan is saying, very clearly, that it is not an either/or choice. If the UK is to remain one of the world’s largest and most powerful economies – which, however much it is talked down in Britain, it still is – it is going to have to have a relationship with the EU that attracts foreign investors. After all, as the paper also makes clear, they have a choice where to invest. It does not have to be the UK.

Japan’s Message to the United Kingdom and the European Union (PDF)