Senior Research Fellow
Specialty：Macroeconomics, Japanese Economy, Economic Policy
Macroeconomics, Japanese Economy, Economic Policy
1975 Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tokyo
1978 Obtained Master of Economics from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo
Joined the Economic Planning Agency (which later became the Cabinet Office)
1984 Studied at the University of Oxford under the Government Scholarship Program (until 1986), and obtained M.Phil. in Economics
1987 Worked as an economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (until 1990)
1996 Worked as a senior economist for the Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) (until 1998)
2001 Became the Director for Economic and Fiscal Policy Planning of the Cabinet Office
2002 Became the Director for Economic Assessment and Policy Analysis of the Cabinet Office
2004 Became the Director for Economic and Fiscal Management of the Cabinet Office
2005 Appointed to become the Deputy Director-General for Economic and Fiscal Management of the Cabinet Office
Also became the Head of the Office for Econometric Analyses of the Cabinet Office (until 2009)
2007 Appointed to become the Director-General of the Economic Research Bureau of the Cabinet Office (until 2012)
2012 Became the Project Professor of the Keio University, Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Program for Leading Graduate School “Science for Development of Super Mature Society”
2016 Became the Visiting Professor of the Department of Economics and Business, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University (ICU).
(Other teaching and research)
1993 Adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Aoyama-Gakuin University (to present)
2001 Adjunct Professor (until 2003) and Adjunct Lecturer (between 2003 and 2007) at the Graduate School of Economics, Chuo University
2009 Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Toyo University (until 2010)
2012 Adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
2012 Became the Senior Research Fellow of the Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
＜Written in English＞
・“New Zealand’s Restructuring Entails Broader Scope for Market Forces,” IMF Survey, International Monetary Fund, November 28, 1988.
・“Savings in Asian Developing Countries—What Measures Could be Taken to Stimulate Private Savings in Thailand?” Working Paper No.7, Economic Research Institute, Economic Planning Agency, Japan, September 1991.
・“Deepening of Economic Interdependence in the Asia-Pacific Region: Its Structure and the Driving Forces,” paper presented at the Japanese Economic Planning Agency Conference on the “Macroeconomic Interdependence in the Asia Pacific Region,” October 1996, Tokyo, Japan.
・“Appreciation of the Yen and its Effect on the Japanese Economy,” in Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, Pacific Economic Outlook, Structural Issues (ed.), Exchange Rate Fluctuations and Macroeconomic Management, Background Papers, Japan Center for Pacific Economic Outlook, Osaka, September 1997.
・“The Japanese Business Cycle After 1991: How is it Different, and Why?” Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 8, No.2, Summer 1997, pp.263-293.
・“Declining Population and Sustained Growth: Can They Coexist?” with Yutaka Kosai and Naohiro Yashiro, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, May 1998 pp. 412-416.
・"The Asian Crisis: Its Impact on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment," paper presented to the Fourth Evian Group Meeting on the “Globalization of the East Asian Crisis: Implications for Trade & Investment and the WTO Agenda,” February 1999, Lausanne, Switzerland.
・“Long-term Growth Prospects of Asia-Pacific Economies: What Does the Asian Crisis Imply?” in, The APEC Economic Committee Symposium, The Future of Asia Pacific Economies, Papers and Proceedings, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Committee, Tokyo, Japan, March 2000.
・“Structural Reform to Transform the Japanese Economy,” in Ryuzo Miyao (ed.), Corporate Structural Transformation in Japan, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University, 2004.
・“Was Quantitative Easing Policy Effective? An Empirical Analysis of the Monetary Policy in Japan during 2001-2006”(with Tsuyoshi Mihira, Nariyasu Yamasawa, and Haruki Seitani), paper presented at the ESRI International Conference on “The Changes of the Japanese Economy During the So-Called Lost Decade and the Recovery Out of It,” September 14, 2006, Tokyo, Japan.
・“Economic Policies in Japan Since 2001: Stocktaking of Lessons and Outstanding Issues,” paper presented at the ESRI International Conference on “The Changes of the Japanese Economy During the So-Called Lost Decade and the Recovery Out of It,” September 14, 2006, Tokyo, Japan.
・“Debt Sustainability in Japan,” paper presented at the Asia Europe Economic Forum (AEEF) Conference held in Seoul, Korea, December 9 -10, 2011.
・“Social Security System and Public Finance in an Aging Economy: Japanese Experience and Its Implications for Korea,” paper presented at the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) – North East Asia Research (NEAR) Joint Conference held in Seoul, Korea, March 12, 2011.
・“European Monetary Integration and Sovereign Debt Crisis,” JCER Discussion Paper No. 139, Japan Center for Economic Research, 2013.
・“Is immigration a solution for Japan’s plummeting population?” East Asia Forum Quarterly, Australia-Japan Research Center, Vol.6 No.3, 2014.
・“Japan’s Economy and Policy in a Global Context: Postwar Experience and Prospects for the 21st Century,” in Michael J. Green and Zack Cooper (eds.), Postwar Japan: Growth, Security, and Uncertainty since 1945, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Rowan & Littlefield, 2017.