In a recent interview 2050: The Odyssey Begins （The Japan Journal January, 2008）, I made my view crystal clear of the challenges of Japan and its responsibility as a global citizen nation. Otherwise, Japan may be buried as a forgotten quiet and retracted islands.
Another quotation of my comments by Mr David Dickson also appeared in Science and Developoment Network almost a few days ago.
Yes, Japan has to face the reality of the globalization and share its fare responsibility despite of her own huge internal resistance and problems. Yes, we can do a lot more, if the policy frameworks are set just right and with good leaderships in every sector of the society.