Shihoko Goto

Shihoko Goto is the senior associate for Northeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. [Washington, D.C, United States]

Japan: Where Leaning In Isn’t Enough

Japan has to bring about a change in the national psyche about women and work.

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Asia’s Scramble for Africa: Who Woos Best?

China and Japan wage a charm offensive to win access to Africa’s resources.

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East China Sea Dispute = End of East Asian Miracle?

Could a financial shock lead the way to a peaceful solution?

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Japan and Germany: Two Sides of Nuclear Reality

Japan is simply squandering an opportunity to break new ground after Fukushima.

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Olympic Dreams, Tokyo Style

An inward-looking culture must embrace the Olympic spirit of performance and openness to reinvent itself.

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East Asia: Leaving Postwar Angst Behind

Can East Asia move past 19th century-style territorial disputes over small islands?

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Cockpit Lesson for Korea and Japan

Should the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco be seen as an opportunity to rethink Asia’s overemphasis on hierarchy?

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Japan: Beacon of Democratic Light?

Japan has a problem of overrepresentation of rural voters in their political system, as does the United States. Is Japan making progress?

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Japan Votes to Go Back to the Future

Who is more fundamentally opposed to real reforms, Japanese politicians, Japanese voters — or both?

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What Japan Can Learn from Kate Middleton’s England

What does Japan’s monarchy’s need of a male heir say about gender equality?

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