Policy History and Policy Assessment

The objective of this program's research is to review and assess trade and industrial policy chiefly over the period from 1980 through 2000, as it looks at Japan's economy, society, and trade and industrial policies at the end of the 20th century.

At the same time the final two decades of the 20th century were a time of significant changes in Japan's economy and society, they also were a time of very major real and organizational changes in trade and industrial policy. This research will attempt to make clear how changes in trade and industrial policy at the turn of the century were effected, based on activities including assessment of the recognition of policy issues over the preceding quarter-century, choice of policy means in response, and their results.

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