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June 15, 2017

Two Decades of Stalled Reform
Why the Government’s Growth Strategies All Look the Same

As the Abe cabinet rolls out yet another economic growth strategy, the Tokyo Foundation’s Takeo Hoshi argues that the recycling ...

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July 16, 2015

The Unchanging Face of Japanese Employment

The employment practices for which Japanese business gained fame—and later notoriety—are alive and well according to economist Ryo Kambayashi, who ...

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April 30, 2015

Property Laws Hindering Disaster Recovery

Four full years after the “3/11” earthquake and tsunami, recovery efforts in the Tohoku region are mired in legal red ...

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August 21, 2012

Why Regulate Hedge Funds? Comments on the Brazilian Experience

In June 2007, two hedge funds linked to Bear Stearns announced losses of US$16 billion, forcing the bank to inject ...

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June 15, 2011

Protecting Our Land from a Post-Quake Fire Sale

In the wake of the March 11 disaster, Japan's precious land resources are more vulnerable than ever, as policymakers seek ...

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February 19, 2011

Enabling Global and Local Standards to Coexist

How can smaller companies and local communities survive the age of globalization so they are able to continue providing employment ...

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February 17, 2011

Fears Growing over Land Grabs

In late January, the Tokyo Foundation issued a policy proposal on reforming Japan’s land ownership system to better reflect the ...

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November 30, 2010

10. The Liquidity of Bank Money and a Return to the Keynesian Beauty Contest

Ironically, the current global economic crisis has resulted in the total disappearance of pure investment banks from the United States. ...

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February 19, 2010

Regulatory Reform for Japan's Watershed Forests: Protecting a Public Good

Who is buying up Japan's forests? Foreign-owned businesses hoping to exploit their water resources, according to one theory. Whatever the ...

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December 11, 2009

1. Two Views of Capitalism

The 2008 global financial crisis has been a testament to the failure of Adam Smith’s basic neoclassical principle: that making ...

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