Can Japan's opposition parties compete?

Japan will hold its upper house elections on 10 July. Corey Wallace explains what the elections mean for Prime Minister Abe and the newly realigned opposition.

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Can Japan's opposition parties compete?

The consequences of Japan's shrinking

AJRC Co-director Dr Shiro Armstrong examines the implications of Japan's shrinking population for the economy and future outlook.

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The consequences of Japan's shrinking

Latest AJRC Working Paper no. 03/2016

The third AJRC Working Paper for 2016 is available now: 'The term structure of credit spreads and business cycle in Japan' by Tatsuyoshi Okimoto and Sumiko Takaoka

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Latest AJRC Working Paper no. 03/2016

Latest AJRC Working Paper no. 02/2016

The second AJRC Working Paper for 2016, 'Fiscal Sustainability in Japan' by Shiro Armstrong and Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, has been published.

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Latest AJRC Working Paper no. 02/2016

Is Japan caught in an upper income trap?

Naohiro Yashiro, Professor with the Global Business Department at Showa Women's University, discusses the reforms needed to break the pattern of stagnation in Japan's economy.

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Is Japan caught in an upper income trap?

Latest AJRC Working Paper No.1/2016

The AJRC has recently published the first working paper for 2016, 'Increasing trends in the excess comovement of commodity prices' by Kazuhiko Ohashi and Tatsuyoshi Okimoto.

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Latest AJRC Working Paper No.1/2016

The Australia - Japan Research Centre

The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) conducts research to explore and improve understanding of the economies and economic policy processes in Australia and Japan and both countries' strategic interests in the Asia Pacific economy. Its policy-oriented areas of interest cover developments in regional economic cooperation and integration and encompass research on trade, finance, macroeconomics and structural and regulatory reform, as well as international economic relations. Dr Shiro Armstrong and Professor Ippei Fujiwara are the Co-Directors and Associate Professor Tatsuyoshi Okimoto is the Research Director of the AJRC.

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AJRC working paper series
Australia and Japan in the Region Forum

Volume 4, Number 6,
June 2016

Can Japan's opposition parties compete?
By Corey Wallace

Volume 4, Number 5,
May 2016

The consequences of Japan’s shrinking
By Shiro Armstrong

Volume 4, Number 4,
April 2016

Is Japan caught in an upper income trap?
By Naohiro Yashiro

Volume 4, Number 3,
March 2016

Japan’s 3.11 master narrative still under construction
By Richard J. Samuels

Volume 4, Number 2,
February 2016

The Bank of Japan’s sub-zero shock
By Masahiko Takeda

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