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October 16, 2018

Tackling the “Missing Landowner” Crisis
Stopgaps and Structural Reforms

As the government of Shinzo Abe moves to address Japan’s abandoned-land crisis, Shoko Yoshihara urges a wider debate on institutional ...

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September 18, 2018

The Bane of a “Bubble Era” Tax Windfall
Why Higher Tax Revenue Is No Cause for Celebration

Newspaper headlines talked of a “26-year high” in tax income, reaching levels not seen since the bubble years. The claim ...

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August 20, 2018

Tax Policy Responses to “Work-Style Reform”

Digital platforms are making it easy for companies to access the services of independent contractors and freelancers, often on a ...

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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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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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