Research Programs: Innovation

Assessment of the Innovation Capability of Japanese Industry from an International Perspective

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


NAGAOKA Sadao (Faculty Fellow)



Strengthening the capability of Japanese industry to realize innovations is a necessary condition for enhancing the economic growth of Japan. This study focuses on assessing such capability from an international perspective. More specifically, we (1) conduct a comparative analysis of the R&D performance of the Japanese industry, (2) conduct an investigation of the impacts of policy reforms pursued by the JPOs, (3) develop a volume from both existing and ongoing research for publication (preliminarily titled “Investigating the Innovation Capability of Japanese Industry).

January 4, 2023 - January 31, 2025

(During the research project period, the research activity period is set from January 4, 2023 to July 31, 2024, and the data usage reporting period is set from August 1, 2024 to January 31, 2025.)

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers