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Japan takes action on overtourism

21 February 2024

Japan's Tourism Strategy has achieved remarkable success, yet the resulting influx of tourists has sparked concerns about overcrowding.

In memoriam: Rikki Kersten

24 December 2023

The Japan Institute and Australia Japan Research Centre are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Rikki Kersten.

Yasuda Auditorium, University of Tokyo.

Japan’s University Fund is ill-equipped to stem decline in research performance

20 December 2023

In September 2023, Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology nominated Tohoku University as a candidate to be a ‘University...

Sota Watanabe, a local farmer, explains how a landslide destroyed much of his property at Kanuma City, Tochigi prefecture, Sept. 15, 2015.

Japanese agricultural policy in disarray

30 November 2023

Under former prime minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, Japanese agriculture was a target for regulatory reform. There was an especial focus on reforming...

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meeting with the new Governor of the Bank of Japan, April 2023.

An undervalued yen poses problems for the Bank of Japan

31 October 2023

Japan’s exchange rate environment made a big turnaround in 2022, when the yen began to depreciate sharply. When it exceeded 145 yen against the US dollar...

Japan Update 2023

25 September 2023

The Japan Update once again brought together world-leading scholars, business leaders, and government officials to analyse the challenges confronting...

Goto floating offshore wind turbine in Sakiyama, February 8 2017.

Co-creation has the potential to drive digital and green transformation

21 September 2023

In a shifting global landscape, ASEAN remains a centre of global growth in the Indo-Pacific region. But increasing geopolitical tensions between China and...

Three Japanese nurses and an infant pose for a photo.

Kishida strikes back on stagnant wages

31 August 2023

Despite remarkably low unemployment rates, Japanese wages appear to be stagnating. That Japan is facing a dual challenge of low real wage growth and...

Aiming to increase women’s leadership in corporate Japan

25 July 2023

'Japan’s latest gender equality push prompts the question of whether Japan’s leaders are more concerned about true diversity or economic growth', writes...


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