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Old corporate champions can’t save Japan

5 July 2021

Different technological regimes give rise to and require different business institutions. When circumstances change, so must the institutions. Otherwise...

Australia-Japan Stocktake Report 2020

10 May 2021

Australia and Japan have a deep, broad and close relationship that is anchored in strong complementarity in economic relations, rich people-to-people...

Leveraging longevity and tackling intergenerational inequality in Japan

10 May 2021

Japan has the world’s most aged population. As the number of elderly people increases, the benefits the government funds, such as pensions, medical care...

Reclaiming pragmatism in Japan’s energy policy

19 April 2021

In March 2021, Japan marked ten years since the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. All nuclear power plants in Japan...

Reimagining the Japan Relationship Project Announcement

15 April 2021

The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) has been commissioned to write a major report that examines Australia’s engagement with Japan and how the...

US Dollar Reliance and International Monetary System in East Asia

18 March 2021

US Dollar reliance in East Asia

Approximately 200 yellow handkerchiefs with messages are displayed at Iwaki 3.11 Memorial and Revitalisation Museum in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture on 10 March, 2021, one day before the 10th anniversary of the East Japan Great Earthquake and Tsunami (Photo: Reuters/The Yomiuri Shimbun).

Japan still grappling with the legacy of Fukushima a decade on

18 March 2021

On Thursday, Japan commemorates the 10th anniversary of the 3/11 Great East Japan Earthquake triple disaster. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck...

Japanese defence spending at the fiscal crossroads

17 February 2021

Japan’s 2021 defence budget is set to be its largest ever, continuing a near decade-long trend set in motion by former prime minister Shinzo Abe. Under...

Rethinking Japan’s refugee and asylum policy

18 January 2021

In 2020, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, under the UN Commission on Human Rights, levelled criticism against Japan’s asylum system. The...

Japan's economy not spared in 2020

21 December 2020

Japan is facing a third wave of COVID-19 infections and the waves are getting higher each time. Debate is once again raging about the government’s...


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