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October 16, 2018

Tackling the “Missing Landowner” Crisis
Stopgaps and Structural Reforms

As the government of Shinzo Abe moves to address Japan’s abandoned-land crisis, Shoko Yoshihara urges a wider debate on institutional ...

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October 11, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (7)
Drawing a 150-Year Story Line

Is the history of Japan since the Meiji Restoration one story or two? Political scientist Tetsuya Murai offers a quasi-continuous ...

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October 09, 2018

News Release: Economist Kiminori Matsuyama Named Foundation’s Chief Scientific Adviser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TOKYO, September 19, 2018 -- The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research <http://www.tokyofoundation.org/en/> is pleased to ...

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September 25, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (5)
Panel Discussion

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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September 18, 2018

The Bane of a “Bubble Era” Tax Windfall
Why Higher Tax Revenue Is No Cause for Celebration

Newspaper headlines talked of a “26-year high” in tax income, reaching levels not seen since the bubble years. The claim ...

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September 12, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (6)
Reconjuring the Vision of the Meiji Centennial

In an essay inspired by the recent forum on “Japan Since the Meiji Restoration,” political scientist Ryota Murai reflects on ...

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September 04, 2018

Japan since the Meiji Restoration (3)
A Contextual Look at the Heisei Era

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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August 28, 2018

Japan since the Meiji Restoration (4)
Meiji 150 as the End of an Era

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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August 20, 2018

Tax Policy Responses to “Work-Style Reform”

Digital platforms are making it easy for companies to access the services of independent contractors and freelancers, often on a ...

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August 15, 2018

How to Solve Intergenerational Problems
The Increasing Importance of Policies That Nurture Altruism

Prior to the Industrial Revolution, the level of intergenerational altruism was low, but with economic growth and the accumulation of ...

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