Research Programs: Policy History and Policy Assessment

Historical Research on the Major Topics of Japan's Trade and Industrial Policy

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

TAKEDA Haruhito

TAKEDA Haruhito Faculty Fellow)



The entire 12 volumes of History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy, which covers the history of trade and industry policy with a particular focus on the period 1980-2000, will be published soon. Based on the achievements of this historical record project, we will show how the basic ideas of Japan's trade and industry policy as a whole have changed during this period. We will also focus on the following topics and evaluate them in historical context and from the middle and long term perspective.

1. Are policies on small and medium sized enterprises known to those enterprises during the shift of the target of the policies from unions to individual enterprises?
2. How were the perceptions on the economic aspects of nuclear power plants formed?
3. What challenges did the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) face in its natural resource diplomacy with the Middle East nations and what did it do to solve the challenges?

November 27, 2012 - March 31, 2014

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers

RIETI Policy Discussion Papers