Research Programs: International Trade and Investment

Empirical analysis of Japanese firms’ relationships with China and their responses to changing globalization

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


TOMIURA Eiichi (Faculty Fellow)



The tension between the U.S. and China has recently altered the trend of globalization. The EU uses the term “de-risking” in discussing its relations with China. However, we cannot discuss the globalization of developed economies solely through the lens of international trade in goods. This research project is designed to understand the current state of Japanese firms’ globalization including service trade, offshore outsourcing, and cross-border data flows, and to examine which characteristics of firms are related to their relationships with China. We also aim to analyze how the globalization of firms affects their corporate performances for variables for which required data have been accumulated.

November 20, 2023 - April 30, 2026

(During the research project period, the research activity period is set from November 20, 2023 to October 31, 2025, and the data usage reporting period is set from November 1, 2025 to April 30, 2026.)