In this report, six experts from a variety of academic disciplines examine the choices and challenges of Japanese women, ranging from declining fertility and employment patterns to the difficulties of balancing work and family. A central focus is the debate over whether a female should be allowed to inherit the imperial throne, and the implications for gender equality and national pride in Japan.
With its energy needs steadily multiplying, Northeast Asia will require ever increasing petroleum imports for its economic expansion and survival. This report draws both on extensive field research in Northeast Asia and on two unprecedented workshops in Beijing co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the China Institute of International Studies (an arm of the Chinese Foreign Ministry).
Asia Program Special Report No. 142 by Tanvi Madan, Juli A. MacDonald, Mikkal E. Herberg, and Ron Somers. Edited by Michael Kugelman.
Asia Program Special Report No. 143 by Peter Chow, T. Y. Wang, Thomas Bellows, and Yu-Long Ling. Edited by Bryce Wakefield.
Asia Program Special Report No. 141 by Leonard Schoppa, Robin LeBlanc, Keiko Yamanaka, and Jennifer Robertson. Edited by Mark Mohr.
Asia Program Special Report No. 140 by Barry Naughton, Steven Dunaway, Jeffrey Logan, and Cong Cao. Edited by Mark Mohr.
Asia Program Special Report No. 137 by Carola Hein, Ronald K. Vogel, Merry I. White, and Theodore J. Gilman. Edited by Mark Mohr.