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Despite a steadily growing economy, the promised trickle-down effect has yet to materialize, with newly created wealth being amassed mainly by those who already hold substantial financial assets. Economist Takashi Oshio calls for a reexamination of tax and other policies to distribute the benefits of Abenomics more evenly throughout society.

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Senior Fellow Masayuki Komatsu rebukes the Japanese government for caving in to the demands of the domestic fishing industry and calls on Japanese consumers to say “no” to Pacific bluefin tuna.

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Japan’s fee-for-service healthcare reimbursement system, while limiting the cost of individual services, provides almost no incentive for efficient, integrated care. Kiyoyuki Tomita looks at recent trends in payment reform and imperatives for the future.

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With a fiscal deficit more than twice its gross domestic product and a rapidly aging society, Japan needs a Plan B to limit the economic fallout in the event of a fiscal meltdown, warns economist Motohiro Sato.

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The depiction of Japan as an “othered” cultural object has a long and difficult history, and is an issue that consistently comes to our attention. Whether it be for research purposes, intercultural engagement, popular cultural production, or even marketing for tourism, the construction and depiction of ‘Japan’ as a single consumable object is rife with dangers.

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Transcript of Keynote Address by Alan Auerbach at the Tokyo Foundation Policy Dialogue, August 2, 2017.

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The Tokyo Foundation hosted a policy dialogue on “Japanese and US Economic and Tax Policy” on August 2, inviting top economists from the two countries. The following is a summary of the panelists’ presentations, compiled by Senior Fellow Shigeki Morinobu.

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Japan is facing tough choices as demographic aging threatens the sustainability of its vaunted universal health insurance system. Health policy expert Kiyoyuki Tomita sheds light on the future of healthcare in Japan.

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Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China are calling for a great leap forward in Chinese philosophy and social sciences. China watcher Naoko Eto analyzes the initiative in the context of Beijing’s drive to secure a seat at the “grownups’ table” and shape international norms.

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President Donald Trump’s August 21 speech on US strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia was an important statement on a major foreign policy issue. Few, though, seem to have assessed deeper undertones in the speech, which in many ways echoed another new president seeking to explain his decision to remain involved in a long and inconclusive inherited conflict: Richard Nixon's November 1969 address on the war in Vietnam.

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