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COVID-19 and Health Expenditure Trends

13 October 2021

COVID-19 and Health Expenditure Trends

COVID-19 and Japan’s long-awaited digital transformation

13 September 2021

A newly established digital agency was unveiled in Japan on 1 September 2021. The agency, located in an Akasaka skyscraper, is unprecedented in every way...

Will a Waiver of Intellectual Property Rights on Vaccines Lead to Increased Supply?

10 September 2021

Will a Waiver of Intellectual Property Rights on Vaccines Lead to Increased Supply?

Economic Characteristics of Inter-Industry and Inter-Regional Spread of COVID-19 Shocks

10 September 2021

Economic Characteristics of Inter-Industry and Inter-Regional Spread of COVID-19 Shocks

The Role and Historical Development of Standards

10 September 2021

A historical overview of the practical role of standardisation.

COVID-19 and Japan’s shifting labour market flexibility

10 September 2021

The Japanese labour market has undergone significant change since the early 2010s when the baby boomer generation began to retire, expanding opportunities...

Leadership vacuum on Japan–South Korea cooperation

6 August 2021

The dysfunctionality of Japan–South Korea relations led many to despair about whether the two Northeast Asian neighbours can l ever get along. Efforts by...

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...

Takahama Nuclear Power Plant

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...

People marching on the Japanese parliament in remembrance of the 2011 disaster in Fukushim

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...

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