* KKC International Platform
* Japan and the World 2016/17
* Japan: An International Comparison
* Japan Economic Currents: A Commentary on Economic and Business Trends
* Views from the World
* Corporate Communications Information

KKC International Platform

The KKC International Platform is a forum to discuss new developments, changes, and challenges of Japan and the international society.

June 20, 2017
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Free Trade between Europe and Japan - hope for global prosperity

Hubertus Bardt

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April 13, 2017(PDF file format, 421KB)
Uncertain Times Require Leaders to Address Big Problems
Sim B Sitkin
January 19, 2017(PDF file format, 172KB)
US-Japan-X: The Crucial Network For Regional Cooperation
By J. Berkshire Miller
August 12, 2016(PDF file format, 494KB)
The Strategic Imperative of New Chinese-Language Networks
By Nathaniel Ahrens
June 1, 2016(PDF file format, 327KB)
The Arctic: a new frontier for U.S.-Japan cooperation
By Michael Green and Mead Treadwell

Japan and the World 2016/17
A Pocket Guide in Figures

The Keizai Koho Center has published a pocket-sized, English-language statistical booklet filled with the latest international data which will guide you to understand the global business environment.
This issue consists of 70 items in five chapters, including economic growth rates, trade balances, exchange rates, foreign direct investments and their destinations and number of foreign tourists of the major countries such as Japan, U.S., China, U.K., Germany and South Korea. Data for the past 10 years are visually shown with colorful graphs and tables indicate numerical values, making it useful for various business and research purposes. On sale now!

Issued on Oct. 3, 2016
1. Economic and Financial Indicators
2. Populatin and Labor Markets
3. Trade and Investment
4. Education and People Exchange
5. Government Budget, Tax and Other Data

Format: Pocket size (19 cm X 9.5 cm) 113 pages page sample:
Price: 1000 yen + tax and postage
Order of 50 or more; 700 yen + tax and postage
KKC Members; 700 yen + tax and postage

Publisher: Keizai Koho Center
Keidanren Kaikan 19F 1-3-2, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-0004, Japan

How to order:

Orders within Japan:
E-mail: Please order by confirming your name, phone, address, and the number of copies to
the International Affairs Department
Fax: Japan and the World 2016/17

A bank transfer form will be enclosed.
The booklet is also available at bookstores and government publication offices around Japan.

Orders from overseas:
Web: Official Gazette co-operation of Japan


Japan: An International Comparison

The Keizai Koho Center has published its annual pocket-sized, English-language international statistical comparison booklet filled with the latest data related to Japan and the major countries of the world. This collection of data is comprised of eight chapters and is packed with 147 charts and graphs. The fields compared include population, the economy, trade, industry, energy, the environment, labor, education and lifestyles of Japan and various nations of the world. The booklet is an excellent resource for ascertaining the trends of the world, as well as those of Japan within the global context.

handy size
Full color,
with useful,
easy-to-view graphs
Comparisons of Japan
within the world
from myriad perspectives

Issued on Dec. 25, 2014
1. Economy
2. Investment and Trade
3. Industries
4. Energy and Environment
5. Population
6. Employment and Household
7. Governments
8. Others

Format: Pocket size (19 cm X 9.5 cm) 112 pages
Price: 925 yen each (includes postal charge and tax)
Order of 50 or more; 740 yen (includes postal charge and tax)
Order of 200 or more; 648 yen (includes postal charge and tax)
KKC Members: Free (For 6 copies or more, members are requested to pay the postal charge)

Publisher: Keizai Koho Center
Keidanren Kaikan 19F 1-3-2, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-0004, Japan

How to order:
E-mail: Please order by confirming your name, phone, address, and the number of copies to
        the International Affairs Department
Fax: JAPAN 2015 Order Form

A bank transfer form will be enclosed.
The booklet is also available at bookstores and government publication offices around Japan.


Japan Economic Currents: A Commentary on Economic and Business Trends

This publication details developments in Japan's economic and business scenes. We distribute Japan Economic Currents to over 2,300 opinion leaders throughout the United States.
Our e-JEC newsletter can be found here

No.90, December 2014
(PDF file format, 475KB)

TPP and Japan’s Economic Recovery ?

By Shujiro Urata, Waseda University

No.89, May (PDF file format, 471KB)
Abenomics-What Follows the Money?
By Shumpei Takemori, Keio University
No.88, March (PDF file format, 519KB)
Evaluating Abenomics
By Naohiro Yashiro, International Christian University

No.87, December (PDF file format, 479KB)
Japan’s Public Diplomacy: Where It Stands and the Issues It Faces
By Yasushi Watanabe, Keio University
No.86, September (PDF file format, 471KB)
Japan’s Foreign Policy Agenda after the Upper House Election: Where Shinzo Abe Will Try to Take Japanese Diplomacy
By Ken Jimbo, Keio University
No.85, May (PDF file format, 472KB)
Abenomics: Policy, Prospects, and Risks
By Masazumi Wakatabe, Waseda University
No.84, February (PDF file format, 68KB)
Prime Minister Abe’s Foreign Policy Challenges: Closer Ties with ASEAN, Australia are Welcome after Years of Diplomatic Drift
By Takashi Shiraishi, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

No.83, November (PDF file format, 683KB)
Rebuilding Japan’s Foreign Policy: Reinforce Regional Cooperative Ties Around Stable Japan-U.S.-China Relations
By Hiroshi Nakanishi, Kyoto University
No.82, June (PDF file format, 676KB)
Japan’s Energy Policy: Current Situation and Challenges after March 11
By Tsutomu Toichi, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
No.81, March (PDF file format, 358KB)
Japan’s Mission on Constructing a New International Economic Order
By Fukunari Kimura, Keio University and ERIA

No.80, September (PDF file format, 680KB)
Whither Japan after the Earthquake?
By Tsuneo Watanabe, The Tokyo Foundation
No.79, July (PDF file format, 678KB)
The Great East Japan Earthquake and Japan’s Fiscal Consolidation
By Mitsuhiro Fukao, Keio University
No.78, April (PDF file format, 1MB)
Future Economic Scenarios for Quake-hit Japan
By Ryutaro Kono, BNP Paribas

No.77, March (PDF file format, 377KB)
Japan’s Foreign Policy under the DPJ Government
By Tatsuhiko Yoshizaki, Sojitz Research Institute
Navigating a Rough Patch in US-Japan Relations
By Nicholas Szechenyi, Center for Strategic and International Studies

No.76, March (PDF file format, 417KB)
The Japanese Economy Likely to Recover Steadily by Late 2010
By Yuji Shimanaka, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Co., Ltd.
A Somber 2010 as Taxpayers Face Up to Cost of War on Recession
By Vanessa Rossi, International Economics, Chatham House

No.75, September (PDF file format, 208KB)
Japan and the US: The Global Challenges Ahead
By Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
The U.S.-Japan Partnership in a New Era: Under Fire or Looking Forward?
By Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations
Comments by Yukio Okamoto, Okamoto Associates, Inc.

No.74, September (PDF file format, 580KB)
Japan's Economy in the Economic Crisis
By Junichiro Takeuchi, Japan Center for Economic Research
Prospects for Recovery
By Sebastian Mallaby and Peter Tillman, Council on Foreign Relations

No.73, July (PDF file format, 515KB)
Reforming Japan's System of Governance: Political Challenges and Prospects
By Takasumi Saikawa, Kyodo News

No.72, June (PDF file format, 141KB)
Climate Change Policies: Vertical Balance, Horizontal Balance
By Mitsutsune Yamaguchi, University of Tokyo
Towards a Global Compact for Managing Climate Change: One Indian's Perspective
By Ramgopal Agarwala, Research and Information System for Developing Countries

No.71, January (PDF file format,310KB)
Asia’s Division of Labor and Japanese Corporate Strategy
By Tomofumi Amano, University of Tokyo Graduat e School of Economics
A Time for Action and a Time to Lead: Democratic Capitalism and a New “New Deal” for the US and the World in the Twenty-first Century
By Elias G. Carayannis, The George Washingt on University, and Aris Kaloudis, NIFU STEP Norwegi an Institute for Studies in Innovat ion, Research, and Educat ion

No.70, July (PDF file format,164KB)
The Global Response to the U.S. Subprime Crisis
By Brad W. Setser, Council on Foreign Relations
Achieving a Soft Landing for the Global Imbalance and a Worldwide Recession
By Eiji Ogawa, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management

No.69, March (PDF file format,215KB)
The Declining Birthrate in Japan
By Takashi Oshio, Kobe University
Meeting Japan's Aging Challenge
By Richard Jackson and Keisuke Nakashima, Center for Strategic and International Studies

No.68, fall (PDF file format, 855KB)
No.67, July (PDF file format, 528KB)
No.66, June (PDF file format, 87KB)
No.65, February (PDF file format, 135KB)
No.64, January (PDF file format, 88KB)
No.63, Sept/Oct (PDF file format,112KB)
No.62, May/June (PDF file format, 133KB)
No.61, March/April (PDF file format,90KB)
No.60, Jan/Feb (PDF file format, 502KB)


Views from the World

A collection of articles written by opinion leaders of the world who have been invited to Japan by the Keizai Koho Center in the past. The articles are published in KKC's monthly magazine, Keizai Koho, in Japanese.

Keizai Koho, July 2012 issue
Stand up Japan! The world needs you (more than before)
Kornelius Purba, Senior Managing Editor, The Jakarta Post

Keizai Koho, May 2011 issue
Philippines-Japan relations and OFW prospects
  Arnold S. Tenorio, Business Editor, The Manila Times

Keizai Koho, April 2010 issue
Coverage of Japan by Western Media
  David Nakamura, Reporter, The Washington Post

Keizai Koho, February 2010 issue
A sombre 2010 as taxpayers face up to cost of war on recession
  Vanessa Rossi, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House

Keizai Koho, January 2010 issue
Toward a New Bilateral Relationship
  Richard J. Samuels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Keizai Koho, July 2009 issue
Towards a Global Compact for Managing Climate Change: One Indian?s Perspective
  Ramgopal Agarwala, Research and Information System for Developing Countries

Keizai Koho, June 2009 issue
Prospects of U.S. Trade Policy
  Bruce Stokes, National Journal

Keizai Koho, May 2009 issue
How the Global Financial Crisis has Affected Singapore
Dennis Chan, Deputy Money Editor, The Straits Times

Keizai Koho, April 2009 issue
How Germany copes with the Financial Crisis
Heike Gobel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Keizai Koho, December 2008 issue
Is the United States Losing Its Edge in Science and Technology?
Titus Galama, Management Scientist, RAND Corporation
James Hosek, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

Keizai Koho, November 2008 issue
The UK and Europe in The Global Competition for Energy and Resources
William Keegan, Senior Economic Commentator, The Observer

Keizai Koho, October 2008 issue
Challenges Facing ASEAN in Coping with Global Inflation and Issues such as Food and Energy Security
Nophakhun Limsamarnphun, Sunday Editor, The Nation

Keizai Koho, September 2008 issue
Inflation Makes A Global Comeback
John Plender, Columnist, The Financial Times

Keizai Koho, August 2008 issue
The Global Response to the U.S. Subprime Crisis
Brad W. Setser, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Keizai Koho, June 2008 issue
Emerging Markets and Emerging Issues in Global Governance
Pierre Jacquet, Chief economist, French Development Agency (AFD)

Keizai Koho, May 2008 issue
Towards Ecological Civilization: China?s Answer to Environmental Challenges  
Qi Ye, Director, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Keizai Koho, April 2008 issue
Asia’s Alphabet Soup and Regional Leadership  
Simon SC Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute for International Affairs

Keizai Koho, March 2008 issue
What Form Should An Asian Economic Union Take?
Wing Thye Woo, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Keizai Koho, February 2008 issue
The Main Casualties of the Credit Crisis
Anatole Kaletsky, Editor At Large, The Times

Keizai Koho, January 2008 issue
Energy Security and Global Warming
Michael Knipe, Journalist/Editorial Consultant

Keizai Koho, December 2007 issue
Has Japanese Politics Really Changed? My Views
Ellis S. Krauss, Professor, University of California, San Diego

Corporate Communications Information

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