Japan’s Growth Strategy for a New Era
The Japanese economy is struggling to find a way forward in the face of its languishing manufacturing sector and uncertain energy situation. This series explores new possibilities for growth through revitalizing Japan’s agricultural system and exporting goods and know-how related to infrastructure, while also examining some of the myths regarding the country’s period of robust post–World War II growth.
- The Tokyo Waterworks Take On the Global MarketInose Naoki
Japan is now focusing on international infrastructure-related businesses as a new growth field. Vice-Governor Inose Naoki explains how the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is aiming to go global with its advanced waterworks technologies and know-how.
- Reviving Japanese Agriculture to Cope with International CompetitionDōmoto Hiroshi
Japan’s noncompetitive farming sector has been a roadblock to participation in free trade pacts with other countries. Dōmoto Hiroshi explains how Japanese agricultural policy has weakened the farming sector, particularly rice growing, and suggests steps to make the sector internationally viable.
- Beyond the Myth of the Economic SuperpowerTanaka Naoki
As the Japanese struggle to formulate a viable growth strategy for the twenty-first century, economic analyst Tanaka Naoki urges them to forget everything they were told about the sources of Japanese economic supremacy during the years of rapid growth.