G20: Japan and the World

As the Osaka summit convenes, we analyse the key risks to global economic growth, US-China trade war and currency conflict, the Fukushima effect on Japan’s climate policy, Asia’s need to lead more on the world stage, how robots cannot alone solve the problems of ageing, and other themes

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Growth downgrades appear modest but watch out for seven principal threats

Amid trade tensions, world leaders have a further problem to think about in Osaka

Summit host will soon be country’s longest-serving prime minister but his legacy is not yet clear

US leader appears set on crashing through every norm governing world trading system

Coal and gas consumption in Japan has soared since 2011’s nuclear accident to help fill the power gap

Governments seek to assess implications of AI, 5G and other fast developing phenomena

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