Research Programs: Special Projects

Studies on Transformations of International Systems and their Impact on Japan's Mid- & Long-term Competitiveness

Project Leader/Sub-Leader

WATANABE Tetsuya

WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President)

Leader

SHIROYAMA Hideaki

SHIROYAMA Hideaki (Faculty Fellow)

Sub-Leader

SAHASHI Ryo

SAHASHI Ryo (Faculty Fellow)

Sub-Leader

ITO Asei

ITO Asei (Faculty Fellow)

Sub-Leader

ARIMURA Toshi H.

ARIMURA Toshi H. (Faculty Fellow)

Sub-Leader

Overview

This project explores new international economic systems, while assessing various domestic and foreign risks that the Japanese economy may face in the future, based on the analyses, in particular, of (1) interactions between economic security policies and industrial, science and technology policies; and between policy makers and various stakeholders in the US, the EU, China and other countries; (2) the Chinese economy, focusing on the developments in the 2010's and prospects for the 2020's in the areas of innovation and digitization, external expansion and governance and structural reforms; (3) the economic impacts on the Japanese economy and industries of the possible Carbon Border Adjustment Measures under discussion in the EU in the context of addressing climate change; and (4)the digital revolution.

In implementing this project, we will try to deepen exchanges of views between policy makers in Japan and overseas, including METI and relevant ministries and agencies, and strengthen interdisciplinary discussions.

January 18, 2021 - June 30, 2023

(During the research project period, the research activity period is set from January 18, 2021 to December 31, 2022, and the data usage reporting period is set from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023.)