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January 21, 2019

Japan Ties Its Own Hands in Withdrawing from the IWC

Japan announced its withdrawal from the IWC, but it should have remained a signatory to the ICRW, which would have ...

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January 15, 2019

Corporate Responsibility in the Age of the SDGs
Role of the Keidanren Charter in the Evolution of CSR in Japan

The development of CSR in Japan has been largely business-led, and the pivotal role played by Keidanren can be clearly ...

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December 19, 2018

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 ...

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December 05, 2018

113th Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research Forum on “The US Midterm Elections and Implications for Japan-US Relations”

The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research Forum on November 27 examined the results of the midterm elections in the United ...

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December 04, 2018

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 ...

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November 27, 2018

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 ...

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November 19, 2018

America’s Midterm Elections
A Mixed Picture for Trump and the Democrats

While conventional wisdom has suggested that America’s 2018 midterm elections were a defeat for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, ...

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November 15, 2018

The Tenuous Myth of Japan’s Fiscal Infallibility

As Japan’s debt-to-GDP ratio approaches 250%, policymakers must carefully examine the potential fallout of fiscal insolvency and prepare a contingency ...

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November 12, 2018

Rethinking the Value of Land in Twenty-First Century Japan

As the government’s policymakers set to work on reforms to address the unclaimed-land crisis, the author calls for more sweeping ...

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