Born in 1953, Dr. Nobuo Ikeda graduated from the Economics Department of Tokyo University before joining NHK. After retiring in 1993, he became a professor at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), of the International University of Japan (IUJ). He also has a PhD from Keio University. He is the author of several books, including the bestselling “An Introduction to (Thomas) Picketty,” which has sold more than 100,000 copies, as well as “The Courage to Abandon Desires” and “The Illusion of Abenomics.” He operates the opinion platform Agora and as a blogger is known for his astute discussion of politics and economics, and his ability to address the issues of the day in language that makes them comprehensible to readers with no background in a subject under discussion.

日本人が新型コロナに感染しにくいのはなぜか

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新型肺炎に「ゼロリスク」を求めてはいけない

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