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Japanese Economy Update by Jun Saito New!

"Macroeconomic Slide" Mechanism of the Japanese Pension System (23/Oct/17)

Asian Economic Policy Review (AEPR) New!

The 26th conference of Asian Economic Policy Review (AEPR) was held in Tokyo on Oct 21, 2017 and the issues on "Changing Global Financial and Trading Systems and Asia" were discussed. The working papers are here. (23/Oct/17)

The new report analyzes geopolitical changes in Northeast Asia, relations between North and South Korea and other countries, and the ways to get through this critical moment. The report is an outcome of JCER's special project last year, which leading experts on the issues joined from Japan, US, Russia, China and South Korea.(13/Oct/17)

JCER/Nikkei Consensus Survey on Asian Economies

"ASEAN5 Outlook Up as Exports Drive Growth" (11/Oct/17)
Economists revised their 2017 growth forecast upward except India's temporary slowdown. Diverse concerns as Trump risks muted. The article of the survey on the Nikkei Asian Review is from here.

ESP forecast

Real GDP Growth Outlook for 3rd Quarter 2017 at 1.34%(10/Oct/17)

Recession Indicator

August: The Recession Indicator fell to 0.8%(10/Oct/17)

JCER Monthly GDP Estimate

Japanese GDP up 0.5% in August: JCER (4/Oct/17)

Japan Financial Research

What loss will the BOJ incur if it exits QQE right now? (20/Sep/17)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Japan

Japan's Non-Manufacturing Sector Must Seek to Utilize AI & IoT Technologies
---Breaking Away from Existing Operations is Crucial
(5/Sep/17)

Japanese Economy Update by Jun Saito

What OECD and IMF recommend to Japan (4/Sep/17)

JCER's revised short-term forecast for China and four major Southeast Asian countries was carried in the Nikkei Asian Review. (29/Aug/17)

Lecture by Dr. Mireya Solís of the Brookings Institution at JCER

Dilemmas of a Trading Nation: Japan and the United States in the Evolving Asia-Pacific Orderpdf(28/Jul/17)

Asian Economic Policy Review (AEPR)

The July 2017 issue of AEPR (Vol. 12, Issue 2) on "China's Financial Transformation" was published. Visit here for more information. (25/Jul/17)

Public Financial Burden of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Accident Cleanup Costs May Rise to 50-70 Trillion Yen
--It's Time to Examine legal liquidation of TEPCO
--Higher Transparency is Needed for the Reasons to Maintaining Nuclear Power
(7/Mar/17)

"Global Leadership Award" was presented to US Vice President

The Mt. Fuji Dialogue, an intellectual exchange program co-organized by JCER and the Japan Institute of International Affairs, presented the Global Leadership Award to His Excellency Michael R. Pence, the 48th Vice President of the United States.Our statement is here.(19/Apr/17)

Asian Economic Policy Review (AEPR)

The 25th conference of Asian Economic Policy Review (AEPR) was held in Tokyo on April 8, 2017 and the issues on "Four Years of Abenomics: Did it Succeed?" were discussed. The working papers are here. (10/Apr/17)

'Toward a Greater Alliance'

A Policy Proposal of the Mt. Fuji Dialogue Special Task Force (5/Apr/17)

Medium Term Forecast

The 43rd Medium-Term Economic Forecast for the Japanese Economy: FY2016-FY2030 (Baseline scenario) The Japanese Economy to Plunge to Zero Growth- The Economy Caught in a "Bearish Trap" (14/Nov/16)

Asian Economic Forecasts: 2016-2030

JCER released its first Medium-Term Asian Economic Forecast for 2016-30.
The summary of the forecast and the related reports are found here. (31/Oct/16)
The forecast was carried in the Nikkei Asian Review. Please visit here. (28/Sep/16)

JCER's revised middle-term forecast for China and four major Southeast Asian countries was carried in the Nikkei Asian Review website. (28/Sep/16)

JCER's latest North Korea report was carried in the Nikkei Asian Review website. (7/Sep/16)

JCER's latest North Korea report was carried in the Nikkei Asian Review website. (30/Aug/16)

Building an ICT-driven economy & society

Potential of Investments in Information and Communications Technology-- Using ICT for Interaction with Customers Is Key (27/Jul/16)

The articles were carried in the "Discuss Japan" web magazine.

• The Bank of Japan Can Continue Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing for Only Two More Years: The Adoption of Negative Interest Rates Is Proposed
——Eliminating the Zero Lower Bound is Crucial

by IWATA Kazumasa, President of the Japan Center for Economic Research
• Interview: Preventing Deflationary Pressure from Flaring Up Again
—— Investors Placing Funds in Assets Other Than Government Bonds

by IWATA Kazumasa, President of the Japan Center for Economic Research (5/Jun/16)

The article was carried in the Nikkei Asian Review website.

Efforts to foster fintech entrepreneurs get rolling (24/Jun/16)

Policy Proposal

Time schedule for tax and social security reform should be prepared within two years (27/APR/16)

The new report analyzes the politics, the economies and the foreign policies of North Korea under Kim Jong-un's regime. It also refers to the situation and future prospects of Japan-South Korea relations. The report is an outcome of JCER's special project last year, which leading experts on the issues joined from Japan and South Korea. Latest information is added. (10/May/2016)

Vision 2050

60% Reduction in CO2 Emissions by 2050 Relative to 2005 is Achievable (26/Mar/15)
--30% reduction --matching U.S. Target--by 2030
--Japan must lead international debate on the prevention of global warming

Joint Proposals: Tokyo Financial City Vision

Vitalizing Japan' s Financial and Capital Markets as a Pillar to the New Growth Strategy (16/May/14)
Outline / Joint Proposals

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