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Akira Kawamoto

Akira Kawamoto

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Akira Kawamoto, a former deputy director general in Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and a former OECD principal administrator, is a professor at Keio University.

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  1. Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Oct 6, 2022 Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.

  2. Abenomics After Abe
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    Abenomics After Abe

    Sep 15, 2020 Akira Kawamoto thinks new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga may pursue bolder structural reforms than his predecessor.

  3. Beyond Abenomics
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    Beyond Abenomics

    Feb 24, 2020 Akira Kawamoto argues that Japan’s next government must focus squarely on supply-side measures and political reforms.

  4. The Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus
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    The Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus

    Feb 12, 2020 Akira Kawamoto notes that governments' strict containment measures are disrupting supply chains and tourism across Asia.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

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    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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