The Japanese Economy in 2017 (1)
Is Abenomics Working?

Hatta, Tatsuo Hoshi, Takeo
The Japanese Economy in 2017 (1): Is Abenomics Working?

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing daunting challenges in 2017 as it continues its struggle to revitalize the Japanese economy. In the first half of a two-part discussion, two top Tokyo Foundation economists assess the government’s fiscal and monetary policies thus far and identify areas for improvement.

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Historical Reconciliation Revisited
The Abe Statement and the Way Forward

Kawashima, Shin Nishino, Junya Watanabe, Tsuneo Hosoya, Yuichi
Historical Reconciliation Revisited: The Abe Statement and the Way Forward

In August 2016, one year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s historic statement commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II, members of the Tokyo Foundation Political and Diplomatic Review project gathered to assess the significance of the Abe Statement, its reception at home and abroad, and its implications for international relations going forward.

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The Significance of Abe’s Pearl Harbor Visit

Watanabe, Tsuneo
The Significance of Abe’s Pearl Harbor Visit

The visit to Pearl Harbor by Prime Minister Abe is a powerful reaffirmation of the importance of the Japan-US security alliance and signals Japan’s intentions to help preserve the postwar international order. It could also have far-reaching repercussions, says Senior Fellow Tsuneo Watanabe, in encouraging reconciliation and stability across East Asia.

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Shimizu, Takashi


Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo