In the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis of March 2011, Japan has become a bigger part of the world's consciousness than it has been for years. But Japan also is grappling with other problems that, over the long run, pose a much greater challenge to its national well-being than the devastation in Tohoku...
How can the country compete with a rising China? Cope with a fast-aging society? Deal with its enormous debt? Re-discover its entrepreneurial verve? Regain its position as a leader in technology and innovation?
In Reimagining Japan, McKinsey & Company asked more than 80 global leaders and experts to consider these questions. In essays brimming with insight, affection and occasional humor, the authors offer their assessments of Japan's past, present and - most importantly - future.
Contributors include Bernard Arnault, Ian Buruma, Gerald Curits, John Chambers, Steven Covey, John Dower, Bill Emmott, Victor Fung, Carlos Ghosn, Pico Iyer, Bob McDonald, Stephen Roach, Masahiro Sakane, Masayoshi Son, Howard Schultz, Klaus Schwab, Bobby Valentine, Ezra Vogel, Robert Whiting, Tadashi Yanai and more than 50 others.