Under "Japan Logistics" in the right-hand column, you can find the five-part series on Japan logistics for 2006. This series discussed the most prominent themes being discussed by logistics related firms based on a survey by the Japan Institute of Logistics Systems (JILS). The themes included Japan's economic recovery, globalization and SCM, the environment, RFID and personnel development. These issues are certainly not limited to Japan, and readers might find some value in comparing Japan's progress with their own country's progress. Also, these issues are obviously ongoing concerns and it will be interesting to see how they develop throughout the rest of the year.