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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 12, 2018

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 ...

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November 06, 2018

Forum Report
Land Rights and Responsibilities in the Twenty-First Century

With the Japanese government gearing up for major reforms to address the structural causes of the country’s unclaimed-land crisis, the ...

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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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October 11, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (7)
Drawing a 150-Year Story Line

Is the history of Japan since the Meiji Restoration one story or two? Political scientist Tetsuya Murai offers a quasi-continuous ...

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October 09, 2018

News Release: Economist Kiminori Matsuyama Named Foundation’s Chief Scientific Adviser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TOKYO, September 19, 2018 -- The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research <http://www.tokyofoundation.org/en/> is pleased to ...

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September 25, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (5)
Panel Discussion

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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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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September 12, 2018

Japan Since the Meiji Restoration (6)
Reconjuring the Vision of the Meiji Centennial

In an essay inspired by the recent forum on “Japan Since the Meiji Restoration,” political scientist Ryota Murai reflects on ...

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September 04, 2018

Japan since the Meiji Restoration (3)
A Contextual Look at the Heisei Era

The articles in this series were compiled from contributions by members of the Political and Diplomatic Review project to the ...

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