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The US–Japan trade deal: small agreement, broad implications

12 December 2019

The recent announcement of the US–Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) must have come as a surprise to many in Japan given its unusual expeditiousness. The...

Ambitions for Japanese Immigration - Summary

11 December 2019

A major symposium co-hosted by the Australian National University’s Australian Japan Research Center and the Asia Pacific Initiative

Global Financial Risks and Asia’s Response - Summary

11 December 2019

Asia faces a dangerous combination: heightened global financial risks in the context of serious regional financial and economic vulnerabilities combined...

Will Japan’s consumption tax hike fix its fiscal woes?

19 November 2019

After two postponements resulting in a delay of four years, the Japanese government at last raised the consumption tax rate from 8 to 10 per cent as of 1...

Japan Update 2019 Videos

27 October 2019

The flagship annual conference recordings are now available for your viewing

Developing a Policy Regime to Support the Free Flow of Data

23 October 2019

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

It’s a Small World! ― Contemplating Japanese Entrepreneurship

23 October 2019

Expectations of Entrepreneurship and Its Reality

Invisible Structural Changes and Energy Productivity Improvement

23 October 2019

The pursuit of Gross EPI Could Undermine Growth Potential

Normative Thinking Changes Communities

22 October 2019

Policymakers need to map out the vision of a desirable community based on accumulated data and information, promote the vision among citizens, business...

Hiring Challenges for Japanese Companies

22 October 2019

Rapidly Changing Business Characteristics


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