Rethinking the Value of Land in Twenty-First Century Japan

Goto, Naohisa
Rethinking the Value of Land in Twenty-First Century Japan

As the government’s policymakers set to work on reforms to address the unclaimed-land crisis, the author calls for more sweeping policies to enhance the “utility value” of Japanese land.

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The Tenuous Myth of Japan’s Fiscal Infallibility

Kobayashi, Keiichiro
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 plan, Keiichiro Kobayashi cautions, rather than turning their eyes from the unthinkable.

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113th Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research Forum on “The US Midterm Elections and Implications for Japan-US Relations”

The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
113th Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research Forum on “The US Midterm Elections and Implications for Japan-US Relations”

The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research Forum on November 27 examined the results of the midterm elections in the United States—widely seen as a referendum on the two years of the Donald Trump White House—and analyzed the implications for Japan's relationship with the United States.

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Project Professor, Global Center for Asian and Regional Research, University of Shizuoka

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