Policy History and Policy Assessment

This program aims to review and assess policy shifts, chiefly during the period 1980-2000, as we look at the roles played by Japan's economy and society as well as its trade and economic industrial policies at the end of the 20th century. While the final two decades of the 20th century were a time of significant changes in Japan's economy and society, they also represent an important point of comparison when considering the development of policy after the creation of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry from a historical perspective. We will attempt to clarify how changes in trade and industrial policy at the turn of the century were affected, based on the recognition of policy issues over the preceding quarter-century, choice of policy responses, and evaluation on their results.

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TAKEDA Haruhito

TAKEDA Haruhito(Program Director and Faculty Fellow)

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