AJRC Working Paper Series

The AJRC publishes the AJRC Working Papers, previously the Asia Pacific Economic Papers. This series contains the latest research and analysis from the AJRC and affiliated scholars. While the working paper series focuses on Japan’s economic development, it also features issues on the political economy, regional integration and trade. The series aims to provide a forum for the exchange of topical research which is disseminated to a specialised audience of researchers and libraries throughout the world. AJRC Working Papers are published in freely accessible online on the AJRC website as well as online repositories including RePEc and SSRN.

Previously the AJRC published the Asia Pacific Economic Papers (APEP) on behalf of the Crawford School. This series has now been replaced by the AJRC Working Paper Series, but old papers are still available via RePEc.

AJRC Annual Newsletter

Past AJRC Annual Reports can be accessed on the AJRC website. As of 2013 the Centre produces smaller, electronic biannual reports on our activities which is distributed throughout our network. To join the AJRC network, subscribe online.

Australia and Japan in the Region (AJIR) Forum

Australia and Japan in the Region (AJIR) is a monthly publication produced by the AJRC. focussing on Japan’s role in the region, on Australia-Japan interactions and on regional issues of significance to both countries. AJIR encourages input from Japanese scholars, as well as presenting ongoing and new research from the Crawford School and from AJRC’s associated researchers and partners.

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East Asia Forum Quarterly – Japan edition

The AJRC together with the East Asia Forum produces special edition each year a of the East Asia Forum Quarterly (EAFQ) on Japan.

The most recent edition is Japan’s choices (Vol. 12, No. 3) published in 2020.

Most recent Japan EAFQ

The second most recent edition is Japan’s leadership moment (Vol. 11, No. 3) published in 2019.

Most recent Japan EAFQ

About this issue

When Shinzo Abe was given a second chance at the Japanese prime ministership in 2012, Japan was in the throes of a period of intense domestic turmoil. After six prime ministers in six years, the nation was in desperate need of political stability. Abe has not only delivered that but is now set to become the longest-serving prime minister in modern Japanese history. Abe commenced his second term with an ambitious policy program focused on reinvigorating the nation’s stagnant economy, amending the constitution to achieve a more ‘normal’ defence and security policy, and engaging proactively in regional and global affairs. To what extent has Abe achieved these policy goals? How has he utilised the immense political capital accrued throughout his leadership tenure? And what will be the legacy that Abe leaves when his prime ministership ultimately comes to an end? In this issue of East Asia Forum Quarterly, scholars from both inside and outside Japan grapple with these questions.

Previous Japan EAFQ editions include:

Japan’s leadership moment (Volume 11, Number 3, 2019)

Peak Japan (Volume 10, Number 3, 2018)

Japan Repositions (Volume 9, Number 3, 2017)

Reinventing Japan (Volume 8, Number 3, 2016)

Japan-China Relations (Volume 7, Number 3, 2015)

A Japan that can say yes (Volume 6, Number 3, 2014)

Japan: leading from behind (Volume 4, Number 3, 2012)

Find other previous editions of East Asia Forum Quarterly on the EAF website.

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