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June 14, 2018

Strategies for Taxing the Digital Economy

As tensions mount over tax avoidance by US-based multinational tech giants, resident tax expert Shigeki Morinobu reports on multilateral efforts ...

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April 16, 2018

The Impact of Trump’s Tax Reform

Trump’s tax reform will likely mean a bigger fiscal deficit and higher US interest rates, which will have a negative ...

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November 02, 2017

US Tax Reform: Prospects and Roadblocks

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

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November 02, 2017

Tokyo Foundation Policy Dialogue on
Japanese and US Economic and Tax Policy

The Tokyo Foundation hosted a policy dialogue on “Japanese and US Economic and Tax Policy” on August 2, inviting top ...

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April 06, 2017

What a Border Adjustment Tax Will and Will Not Do

Often mistakenly considered a protectionist measure, a border adjustment tax, argues Takeo Hoshi, is actually not a trade-distorting mechanism but ...

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January 15, 2017

Cracking Down on Digital Tax Avoidance

Tax specialist Shigeki Morinobu scrutinizes the international tax-avoidance schemes of US multinational firms and calls on Japan to join with ...

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August 26, 2014

Abenomics 2014: Expanded Content, More Uncertainty

The revised New Growth Strategy released in June has brought the “third arrow” of Abenomics into sharper focus, revealing an ...

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November 08, 2013

Raising the Consumption Tax Rate

Prime Minister Abe’s “three arrows” are helping lift the Japanese economy from decades of paralyzing deflation. In recently announcing that ...

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April 05, 2011

Financing Reconstruction with a Solidarity Tax

Facing tsunami recovery costs totaling at least 20 trillion yen, the Japanese government must convince the world of its ability ...

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May 21, 2010

The Urgent Task of Lowering Japan’s Corporate Tax Rate

Japan must consider lowering its corporate tax rate, which is among the highest in the world, to protect jobs and ...

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