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Low levels of digitalisation are a barrier to telework in Japan

13 June 2020

Despite its ‘high-tech’ image, Japan is in many ways relatively ‘low-tech’. While companies and governments in many countries shifted to ‘telework’ or ‘...

Japan’s triple economic shock

28 May 2020

Japan’s economy has experienced three consecutive shocks over the past year-and-a-half. The first shock struck Japan in early 2019 when the US–China trade...

Japan fumbles through the COVID-19 crisis

15 April 2020

On 22 March, despite the outbreak of COVID-19 in Japan, Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park was crowded with people eating, drinking and playing under the cherry blossoms...

Using Nudge as Entry Points for Evidence-Based Policy Making

30 March 2020

The Importance of Examining the Effects in EBPM and Barriers in the Administrative Field

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Survey on Standardization Activities and New Standardization Policies

30 March 2020

Establishing standards has played an important role in developing strategies for expanding markets and improving and sustaining the competitiveness of...

What Sapiens Suggests on Rulemaking and Innovation

30 March 2020

Rules Cannot Catch Up with the Speed of Innovation?

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Increasing IT Use and Productivity

30 March 2020

Highly-skilled Personnel Utilization for Increasing IT Use and Productivity

Japan’s growing dependence on coal

19 March 2020

Japan’s decision to build 22 new coal-fired power plants makes it an outlier among G7 nations who are moving away from coal. Japan’s coal power plants...

Internationalising Japan’s Higher Education Sector

19 March 2020

January and February decides the fate of Japanese students preparing for university entrance exams. This year’s high schoolers have been through a...

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