The first years of the 21st century have been tumultuous ones for a new world full of uncertainties, economic, diplomatic and social. This new work by noted Japanese econometrist and pundit Naoya Fujiwara exposes the challenges facing Japan and the world in an age of turbulent change. With the coming collapse of old-style capitalism and the American hegemony, Japan stands at the threshold of a redefined global landscape. It is a time of soul-searching, but also a remarkable opportunity to re-envision the country's socio-economic architecture, to rebuild it from the ground up, and Fujiwara lays out a framework for doing just that, describing a new, sustainable and healthful way of life he calls The Great Collaboration.
Naoya Fujiwara teaches economics with an emphasis on current financial markets at Tokai University's School of Political Science and Economics. He is a frequent contributor of articles to professional financial and economics journals and has published numerous books in Japanese. Fujiwara lives in Japan with his wife, daughter and son.