Japan’s Economic Outlook in 2018 and Beyond
An Interview with Takeo Hoshi

Hoshi, Takeo
Japan’s Economic Outlook in 2018 and Beyond: An Interview with Takeo Hoshi ©Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Economist Takeo Hoshi, chair of the board of the Tokyo Foundation, talks about the successes of Abenomics, prospects for economic growth in 2018, and the challenges facing the Japanese economy further down the road.

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Cracking Down on Digital Tax Avoidance

Morinobu, Shigeki
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 Europe in efforts to update tax rules so that they better reflect modern realities and ensure fairness in corporate tax obligations.

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Abenomics and the Elusive Trickle Down

Oshio, Takashi
Abenomics and the Elusive Trickle Down

Despite a steadily growing economy, the promised trickle-down effect has yet to materialize, with newly created wealth being amassed mainly by those who already hold substantial financial assets. Economist Takashi Oshio calls for a reexamination of tax and other policies to distribute the benefits of Abenomics more evenly throughout society.

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The Tokyo Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit think tank that presents concrete policy proposals based on a lucid analysis of the issues combined with a solid grasp of everyday life and the reality on the ground. We also cultivate socially engaged future leaders with a broad perspective and deep insight, both in Japan and overseas. We fervently hope that our unique combination of policy research and human resource development will change society for the better.

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Kubo, Fumiaki

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A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

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