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Asia briefing— Global

Preface

Monocle talks to Japanese designers, architects and businessmen about what their country needs, post-election. Plus, Hong Kong combats its pollution, and Japan welcomes Chinese tourists - as long as they've got money to burn.

Economy, Elections, Infrastructure, Pollution, Society, Tourism

Japan votes:

A general election on 30 August brings a change of leadership. What does the country need to do to reinvigorate its economy, society and place in the world?

Tatsuya Matsui
Humanoid robot designer and CEO of Flower Robotics

“Japan needs to design and make products of unsurpassed quality, re-establish its artisan past and apply that philosophy to the products it exports, rather than adhering to the ‘bottom line’ imperatives and cost cutting measures of corporate shareholders. It needs to brand itself as a leading nation in technological…

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