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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...

An Urgent Need to Establish Systems for Hastening the Fourth Industrial Revolution

3 February 2020

Author: Hyeog Ug Kwon, Faculty Fellow, RIETI

Do GDP Statistics Have a Future?

3 February 2020

Though it has significant problems as outlined above, the GDP index is unlikely to disappear. Without GDP statistics, we would largely lose macroeconomic...

Startup Ecosystems and Cities

3 February 2020

In creating environments friendly to startups, cities must reach four of the following targets

Creation of a Healthy Cyber Ecosystem

3 February 2020

Building a social system that can sustain a healthy cyber ecosystem

The Importance of Long-Term Perspectives in Policy Making

29 January 2020

Examples of Policy Proposals by the T20 SME Policy Task Force

Developing a Policy Regime to Support the Free Flow of Data

29 January 2020

A proposal by the T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalization

The fallout from the Japan–South Korea trade ruckus on global trade rules

14 January 2020

Japan and South Korea are engaged in a trade dispute generated by national security concerns. The fallout from this dispute has the potential to hurt the...

Harvesting the fruits of Abe’s diplomacy

27 December 2019

On 20 November 2019, Shinzo Abe became Japan’s longest serving prime minister. Abe has attempted to broaden the scope of Japan’s diplomacy by taking an...


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