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Potential of Investments in Information and Communications Technology

- GDP Boost of 70 Trillion Yen by Fiscal Year 2030
- Using ICT for Interaction with Customers Is Key

 

2016/07/27

Keisuke Takachi and Toshiya Jitsuzumi

The downturn in potential GDP growth of Japan’s economy has long been pointed out. Now facing a time when the burdens of the declining population and aging society weigh heavily, it is an urgent matter to increase the growth of labor productivity. Given the situation, how should companies effectively use rapidly evolving information and communications technology (ICT)? How should the government back them up? This report will discuss these issues based on deliberations held by a research group in which the authors participated, launched by the Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) aimed at building an ICT-driven economy and society.

Articles in our former website

2020/04/02

Urgent Policy Proposals

Priority should be given to fighting the virus,not stimulating the economy
-- Direct spending of 11tn yen to protect livelihoods, businesses
-- Action plans based on prolonged infection are essential

主査:Kazumasa IWATA

2019/07/03

Accident Cleanup Costs Rising to 35-80 Trillion Yen in 40 Years

Considering the postponing of decommissioning with “Confinement-managing” scenario as a possible option
Urgent need for measures to manage contaminated water

Public Financial Burden of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

2018/08/28

In fiscal 2018, we will revise our long-term macroeconomic forecasts to 2060.

2018/03/13

Productivity has not been growing in tandem with increasing PhDs in Japan

- Problem may be rooted in university education or business misapplication
- As imported technology stalls, "self-sufficiency" remains the rule in Japan

Does Japanese research and development contribute to economic growth?

2018/01/12

CO2 Emissions Reduction of 70% by 2050 is Possible with the Introduction of an Environmental Tax

- Making the Environment Protection Compatible with Economic Growth is Possible with Structural Economic Reforms
- Tax Revenues of ¥12 Trillion would be needed if fossil fuel prices remain unchanged

2017/09/05

Japan’s Non-Manufacturing Sector Must Seek to Utilize AI & IoT Technologies

-- Breaking Away from Existing Operations is Crucial

Moving to an information-oriented society

2017/03/07

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

Public Financial Burden of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident