Policy Research Domains (Major Policy Research Domains) III. Formulating Japan's Strategy in Response to Globalization and Deepening Economic Interdependence in Asia

FTA Study

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

URATA Shujiro

URATA Shujiro Faculty Fellow




Free trade agreements (FTAs) have assumed a dominant status within the global trading system, and the number of them involving East Asia and Japan is increasing. Given this situation, our research examines major FTAs worldwide and in East Asia including Japan, evaluating the content of the FTAs and analyzing their impact. The results of these analyses will provide valuable information for constructing desirable FTAs. The results of the analyses and evaluations will identify the aspects of the FTAs to be improved. In addition, the impact analysis will provide valuable information for the formulation of FTA strategies.

Major Research Results