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November 28, 2017

Japanese Healthcare at a Crossroads (2)
Rethinking Reimbursement for Integrated, Cost-Effective Care

Japan’s fee-for-service healthcare reimbursement system, while limiting the cost of individual services, provides almost no incentive for efficient, integrated care. ...

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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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May 01, 2017

Tapping into Senior Power
A More Balanced Approach to Fiscal Sustainability

An economist and social security expert questions the economic orthodoxy of boosting taxes and cutting benefits as the key to ...

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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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February 20, 2017

The Japanese Economy in 2017 (1)
Is Abenomics Working?

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing daunting challenges in 2017 as it continues its struggle to revitalize ...

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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 25, 2016

To Revive the Economy, Empower the Middle Class
Redistribution as the Key to Revitalization

In a recent piece in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Shigeki Morinobu calls for a working tax credit and other measures ...

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April 11, 2016

The False Promise of Reduced Consumption-Tax Rates
A Plea for Targeted Credits

The government’s plan to exempt food and drink from the consumption-tax hike scheduled for April 2017 is a serious mistake, ...

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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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