EIJS Tokyo Academy Seminar, November 20
"Major issues in Japan's Regulatory Reform"
Start time: 2014-11-20 at 19:00
Professor Naohiro Yashiro, Visiting Professor of Economics, International Christian University
Professor Yashiro is former President of the Japan Center for Economic Research and a member of the Council of Economic and Fiscal Policy as well as a member of Regulatory Reform Council. After obtaining Ph.D in Economics from University of Maryland, he has held positions of first secretary of Japanese Delegation to OECD Paris, Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute, Economic Planing Agency, Japan-Ireland Desk Head, Department of Economic and Statistics, OECD, Senior Planner, Economic Planning Agency. He became Professor of Economics in Sophia University in 1992 and became Professor of Economics at the Iternational Christian University in 2005. Since 2011 he is a Visiting Professor of Economics at International Christian University.
His major publications in English are:
Economic Effects of Aging in the United States and Japan (co-editor), Chicago University Press, 1997
Health Care Issues in the United States and Japan (co-editor), Chicago University Press, 2006
“Myths about Japanese Employment Practices”, Contemporary Japan, .No.2, 2011
“Japan’s New Special Zones for Regulatory Reform” International Tax and Public Finance, 12, 561–574, 2005
National Strategic Special Zones are designated by the national government and bold regulatory reforms and other measures will be comprehensively and intensively promoted for projects carried out jointly by the central government, local governments, and the private sector. All the six National Strategic Special zones are fully operational and now on, specific regulatory reforms will be continuously realized in the zones. Abe administration will carry out the further realization of reform of vested interests, while taking into consideration the proposals put forward by private-sector members in the roadmap.
In the presentation, we would like to hear Professor Yashiro's suggestions first-hand on additional regulatory reforms especially in employment, labour, medical and elderly care fields.
Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. Drink & Snack (served before lecture)
7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Lecture and Discussion
Place: Alfred Nobel Auditorium, Embassy of Sweden
10-3-400 Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Fee: JPY3,000 per person, payable at the door
Free for those who are from EIJS Academy sponsoring companies (*)
Free for students, please bring your student ID
(*) EIJS Academy 2013-2014 is sponsored by: Gadelius Holding Ltd., Sandvik K.K.
Höganäs Japan K.K. and in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden