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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.

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