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60 Years of Japanese Development Assistance: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

February 19, 2014

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Japan’s overseas development assistance. Looking back, Japan’s trajectory from a development assistance recipient to donor is without parallel. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Japan was a major recipient of U.S. and international assistance.

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Survey of Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan Defies Preconceptions

February 5, 2014

It is perhaps unusual for survey research to provoke demonstrations denouncing the results, but that is precisely what happened last month when Social Weather Stations issued a survey release showing that victims of Typhoon Haiyan, “Yolanda” in the Philippines…

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Mr. Gates and Mr. Buffett go to China; Is Mr. Li Staying Home?

September 29, 2010

On September 8, the Charities Aid Foundation released the first-ever “World Giving Index” (WGI). The Index ranks 153 countries according to answers interviewees gave to three questions: amount of money donated, amount of time volunteered, and whether or not those interviewed “helped a stranger” in the month preceding the interviews. While one may well question […]

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In Taiwan: It’s the Economy

March 19, 2008

On Saturday, March 22nd, Taiwan’s 17 million voters will cast their ballots for a new president to succeed the incumbent Chen Shui-bian. All of the surveys show the KMT (Nationalist) party candidate, Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou, far ahead of his opponent, Frank Hsieh, the DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) nominee, with a lead of around 20 […]

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In Taiwan: The Legislative Election Test

January 9, 2008

While all eyes are focused on Taiwan’s Presidential election in March, the more imminent Taiwan legislative election may generate more emotional heat and have greater long-term significance for the island’s 23 million people. Next week, on January 12th, Taiwan’s voters will for the first time choose their legislative representatives using a new electoral system. Once […]

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