Symposium on the “Frontiers of Economics and Implications for Policy Studies”

The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
Symposium on the “Frontiers of Economics and Implications for Policy Studies”

To welcome economist Kiminori Matsuyama to the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research as Chief Scientific Adviser, a symposium was held on December 6, 2018, on the theme of the “Frontiers of Economics and Implications for Policy Studies.”

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Cushioning the Consumption-Tax Increase
The Triumph of Politics over Policy

Morinobu, Shigeki
Cushioning the Consumption-Tax Increase: The Triumph of Politics over Policy

Shigeki Morinobu laments the political bargaining behind the government’s ill-advised shift to a dual-rate consumption tax, while calling for intelligently designed rebates and other incentives to boost productivity in the retail sector.

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Reaffirming the Value of CSR
Executive Summary, CSR White Paper 2018

The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
Reaffirming the Value of CSR: Executive Summary, CSR White Paper 2018

The development and sale of products and services to address social problems are bound to assume a more important role in business strategy going forward, but to confer a competitive advantage, such initiatives must be built around sustainable, profitable business models, not just high-minded principles.

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About the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research

The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research is an independent, not-for-profit think tank that presents concrete policy proposals based on a lucid analysis of the issues combined with a solid grasp of everyday life and the reality on the ground. We also cultivate socially engaged future leaders with a broad perspective and deep insight, both in Japan and overseas. We fervently hope that our unique combination of policy research and human resource development will change society for the better.

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Fukushima, Akiko

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Research Fellow, Asia International Center, Aoyama Gakuin University

Lecturer, University of the Sacred Heart

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