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The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Japan Does Japanese research and development contribute to economic growth?

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

 

2018/03/13

Capacity for research and development will be the key to surviving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. One important question concerns the status of R&D at Japanese companies and related issues. The rapid increase in the number of doctoral degree holders since the middle of the 1990s in Japan has not necessarily led to a rise in productivity, and it remains an undeniable possibility that major problems may be affecting university education at the doctoral level or perhaps the manner in which companies make use of graduates’ expertise in conducting research and development. Achieving revolutions in human resources development and productivity, both of which are important government policy goals, will likely require major reforms in Japan’s educational system as well as employment-related institutions and practices.

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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

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- 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

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

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- Maintain fiscal discipline by establishing an independent institution
- Implement drastic reform to accelerate growth

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- World Economic Map in 2050
- Establish National Targets to Stabilize Population Decline

Long-Term Forecast and Policy Proposal

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- Currency reform to end the deflationary economy

Global Financial Framework to Ensure Growth