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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 09, 2017

Advance Planning for Fiscal Insolvency

With a fiscal deficit more than twice its gross domestic product and a rapidly aging society, Japan needs a Plan ...

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June 13, 2016

Proposals for Streamlined, Localized Health Insurance Coverage

In this policy proposal, the Tokyo Foundation calls for the reorganization of Japan’s health insurance system into prefectural units with ...

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December 25, 2014

Japan’s Thorny Path to Fiscal Consolidation

Although Prime Minister Abe’s decision to postpone the planned hike in the consumption tax was popular with voters, resulting in ...

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August 06, 2014

Rethinking Personal Tax Exemptions to Mobilize Women’s Power

Replacing the spousal exemption for personal income tax can correct systemic biases with regard to family work patterns and encourage ...

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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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June 23, 2010

Postal Reform and the Fiscal Investment and Loan Program: Toward Democratic Control of Government Finances (1)

Japan's postal system does much more than deliver the mail. Its savings program collects vast sums that help finance government ...

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