Can China and the United States accept the idea “We are all different and we are all good”? Japan’s appropriate course of action in anticipation of post-Pax Americana (CIGS)

https://cigs.canon/en/article/20200924_5359.html

Kiyoyuki SEGUCHI

Japan must start drafting an Indo-Pacific charter (CIGS)

After watching dozens of webinars, including one co-hosted by the Canon Institute for Global Studies and the Stimson Center, it seems clear that no one knows what will happen to the international order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.canon-igs.org/en/column/security/20200605_6463.html

Research Director
Kunihiko MIYAKE

The pandemic is unlikely to cause a food crisis (CIGS)

Export restrictions imposed by Russia, India and other countries in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic have led some people to insist that a food crisis could hit Japan. When the Trans-Pacific Partnership was negotiated, some agricultural economists argued that leaving food to free trade was dangerous because it could be weaponized as a strategic material by exporting countries.

https://www.canon-igs.org/en/column/macroeconomics/20200605_6465.html

Research Director
Kazuhito YAMASHITA

Japan’s Online Education Lags Far behind China’s: Fatal decline in education level – Japanese government should reflect seriously on failure in policymaking (CIGS)

Research Director
Kiyoyuki SEGUCHI

https://www.canon-igs.org/en/column/network/20200605_6464.html

【Aging, safety net and fiscal crisis in Japan】No.229: The current situation and the issue of inequality correction based on Japan’s Gini coefficient (CIGS)

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare conducts an income redistribution survey every three years to verify the effect of income redistribution through tax and social security systems. In Column No. 15, the Gini coefficient and income redistribution effect based on the 2014 survey was explained. As the government have now announced the results of the 2017 survey, I would like to revisit the issue of disparity in Japan.

https://www.canon-igs.org/en/fellows/yukihiro_matsuyama/column_series/macroeconomics/20200529_6445.html

Research Director
Yukihiro MATSUYAMA

【Aging, safety net and fiscal crisis in Japan】No.228: The surplus in travel balance is approaching zero (CIGS)

Travel balance is one of the items in the balance of payments. It is calculated by subtracting the amount spent by Japanese tourists abroad from the amount spent by foreigners visiting Japan.

https://www.canon-igs.org/en/fellows/yukihiro_matsuyama/column_series/macroeconomics/20200529_6444.html

Research Director
Yukihiro MATSUYAMA

【Aging, safety net and fiscal crisis in Japan】No.227: The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare cannot explain why infectious disease beds have decreased sharply (CIGS)

The lack of beds for patients infected with COVID-19 has become a major problem. Looking at the historical trend of the number of beds for infectious diseases, there is a surprising finding.

https://www.canon-igs.org/en/fellows/yukihiro_matsuyama/column_series/macroeconomics/20200529_6443.html

Research Director
Yukihiro MATSUYAMA

【Aging, safety net and fiscal crisis in Japan】No.223: No last resort for dialysis patients that are vulnerable to COVID-19 (CIGS)

As shown in Figure 1, the number of artificial dialysis patients in Japan increased from 103,296 in 1990 to 339,841 in 2018.

https://www.canon-igs.org/en/fellows/yukihiro_matsuyama/column_series/macroeconomics/20200521_6415.html

Research Director
Yukihiro MATSUYAMA