RIETI Symposium

Fiscal Reform of Japan: Redesigning the Frame of the State


  • Date: 11 - 12 March, 2004.
  • Venue: United Nations University
  • Language: Japanese
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    Day 1: March 11

    Session 1: Introduction
    Session Chair: NIIHARA Hiroaki (RIETI Consulting Fellow)
    HONMA Masaaki (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)
    Session 2: Political and Administrative Systems and Public Finance
    Session Chair: KAINOU Kazunari (RIETI Fellow)
    Session 3: Fiscal System in Historical Context - Lessons from the Past and for the Future
    Session Chair: KADONO Nario (RIETI Consulting Fellow / Deputy Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    INOKI Takenori (Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies)
    Session 4: Long-Term Budget Constraints in Public Finance: Tax and Government Bonds
    Session Chair: OKAZAKI Tetsuji (RIETI Faculty Fellow / Professor of Economics, University of Tokyo)
    "The Political Economy of Tax Reform"
    KUNIEDA Shigeki (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University)
    "The Political Economy of Tax Reform" (Abstract of Discussion Paper 04-J-013)
    FUJIKI Hiroshi (Deputy Director, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan)
    MORINOBU Shigeki (Visiting Professor, GRIPS / Director General, Tokyo Customs)

    Day 2: March 12

    Session 5: Managerial Perspective of Fiscal Reform
    Session Chair: NAKABAYASHI Mieko (RIETI Fellow)
    IWAMOTO Yasushi (Professor, Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
    Session 6: How to Reform Fiscal Relations between the Central and Local Governments
    Session Chair: TSURU Kotaro (RIETI Senior Fellow)
    KONISHI Sachio (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University)
    Session7: Long-Term Perspective of Government Finance from Public Accounting Point of View
    Session Chair: TAKIZAWA Hirokazu (RIETI Fellow)
    KITAMURA Yukinobu (Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
    KAWAMOTO Yuko (Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company, Inc)

    * The agenda is subject to change.