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Videos

mov_br Tokyo Foundation YouTube site (videos with English subtitles or English-speaking panelists)

Policy Proposals and Research Briefs

file_br Rethinking Japan’s Foreign Aid: Widening the Scope of Assistance from a Security Perspective

file_br Expanding the Tax Base for a Sustainable Social Security System (Summary, August 2014)

file_br Maritime Security and the Right of Self-Defense in Peacetime: Proposals for a National Security Strategy and the New National Defense Program Guidelines (Summary, May 2014)

file_br Japanese Agricultural Policy: Last Chance for Change (Summary, May 2014)

file_br Promoting Community-Based Primary Care (Summary, November 2012)

The 2011 accident in Fukushima has deeply shaken the Japanese people's faith in nuclear energy, and the government has been forced to rethink its Basic Energy Plan. If Japan can no longer depend heavily on nuclear energy, the twin imperatives are to secure fossil fuels and expand renewable energy. Specifically, the country should place high priority on securing supplies of natural gas and exploring the practical potential for offshore wind power development.
file_br Fiscal Forecasting for Responsible Government (Summary, February 2012)
file_br Deciphering the New National Defense Program Guidelines of JapanPutting the National Defense Program Guidelines into Practice: Five Proposals from the Tokyo Foundation plus National Defense Program Guidelines for FY 2011 and Beyond (Research brief, January 2012)
Acrobat.jpg Japan's Security Strategy toward China (Full text, October 2011)
The rise of China is rapidly changing the strategic landscape in the Asia-Pacific. Japan’s strategy toward China should thus be reformulated, centering around the key concepts of "integration," "balancing," and "deterrence" as the older framework of "engagement" and "hedging" have become outdated.
file_br China’s SCO Policy in the Regional Security Architecture (Research brief, 2010)
file_br Protecting Our Land from a Post-Quake Fire Sale (Summary, June 2011)
file_br Problems with Mandatory Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (Summary, January 2011)
file_br Regional Security Architecture in the Asia-Pacific (Summary, December 2010)
Acrobat.jpg Renewing Old Promises and Exploring New Frontiers: The Japan-U.S. Alliance and the Liberal International Order (Full text; October 27, 2010)
The Tokyo Foundation and the Center for a New American Security released a Joint Statement that reviews the achievements of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty since its signing five decades ago and offers policy proposals that the leaders of the two governments should pursue in the years ahead.
file_br Globalization of Land Resources and Blind Spots in Land Policy (Summary, February 2010)
file_br What Should and Should Not Be Revised in Postal Reforms (Summary, December 2009)
Acrobat.jpg Japan’s Security: 10 Proposals for the Hatoyama Administration (Full text; November 20, 2009)
The new Yukio Hatoyama administration has run into a snag over the Futenma relocation issue with Washington. Given the importance of the security relationship with the United States, the Tokyo Foundation has compiled an emergency report offering 10 recommendations on the government’s national security policy.
file_br Agricultural Reform in Japan (Summary, September 2009)
file_br Preventing “Housing Refugees”: A Proposal for a Home-Buying System (Summary, July 2009)
file_br “Quality Competition” in the Housing Market: Proposal for Amending the Building Standards Law (Summary, June 2009)
file_br Crisis for Japan’s Watershed Forests: Protecting the Country’s Forests and Water Cycle from Interests Backed by Global Capital (Summary, May 2009)
file_br Taxpayer ID Number System Would Benefit All Japanese Citizens (Summary, March 2009)
file_br Refundable Tax Credit Systems: Toward a “Strong Social Security” (Summary, March 2009)
file_br Priorities in Japan’s Resource and Energy Diplomacy: United States, Russia, and China (Summary, March 2009)
Acrobat.jpg Japan's New Security Strategy: Multilayered and Cooperative Security Strategy (Full text, February 04, 2009)
Amid dramatic changes in the security environment surrounding Japan since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Tokyo Foundation is presenting a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates diplomacy, economics, and culture, based on a national strategy for enhancing Japan's interests.
file_br The Integration of Tax and Social Security Systems: Introducing Refundable Tax Credits (Sumary, January 2009)
file_br An Eight-Point Proposal for Japan-China Relations (Summary, July 2008)
file_br Fundamental Nature of Stock Companies and Hostile Takeovers (Summary, June 2008)

Japan Perspectives

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 18 (January 2017)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 17 (September 2016)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 16 (March 2016)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 15 (December 2015)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 14 (November 2015)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 13 (June 2015)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 12 (March 2015)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 11 (December 2014)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 10 (September 2014)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 9 (June 2014)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 8 (March 2014)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 7 (December 2013)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 6 (August 2013)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 5 (May 2013)

Acrobat.jpg Unlocking the Potential of the U.S.-Japan-Europe Relationship (November 2013)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 4 (February 2013)

Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 3 (September 2012)
Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 2 (April 2012)
Acrobat.jpg Japan Perspectives, No. 1 (March 2012)
Acrobat.jpg Recent Articles from the Tokyo Foundation Website (September 2011)
Acrobat.jpg Recent Articles from the Tokyo Foundation Website (July 2011)
Acrobat.jpg Recent Articles from the Tokyo Foundation Website (May 2011)
Acrobat.jpg Insights into Japanese Culture and Politics (January 2011)
Acrobat.jpg Voices from the Sylff Community (October 2011)
Acrobat.jpg Change in Government: General Election 2009

Books

book_br The SYLFF 2007 Regional Forum Selected Papers on Human Rights and Creative Leadership (March 26,2009)