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International exchanges in July

July 6 (Fri) to 11 (Wed): Bookkeeping Seminar in Lao PDR

The Policy Research Institute (PRI), in collaboration with the Kawasaki Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), held a bookkeeping seminar in the three cities of Lao PDR, Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet.

There were 172 participants in total including enterprise executives, managers and staff as well as students (Vientiane: 72 participants, Luang Prabang: 49 participants, and Savannakhet: 51 participants). Many participants commented that the seminar was very useful and made them become interested in bookkeeping qualifications.


Commemorative photo with participants(Bookkeeping Seminar in Lao PDR)Picture of the lecture(Bookkeeping Seminar in Lao PDR)  
【Commemorative photo with participants】【The lecture】

 

Leading-Edge Seminar

PRI held the Leading-Edge Seminar, in which frontline researchers gave lectures on leading-edge academic research and technically sophisticated research.

The following meetings were held in July.

Picture of SAIJO Tatsuyoshi

July 18 (Wed)  
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Lecturer :
 
Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generationsnew window
SAIJO Tatsuyoshi (Director, Research Institute for Future Design, Kochi University of Technology/Program Director, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
 

 

PRI Workshop

Before publishing a discussion paper, PRI holds a PRI Workshop to discuss its content in the institute.

The following meetings were held in July.


July 19 (Thu)  
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Average Duration of Gilts and Its Background – Analysis from both Supply and Demand Sides
NAKATSUI Go (Deputy Director, Debt Management Policy Division, Financial Bureau)
MURATA Daisuke (Special Researcher, Debt Management Policy Division, Financial Bureau)
 

 

Publication in July

Financial Review(Japanese only)

TitleAbstract
No.2 of 2018 (No.134 [consecutive]) Special Feature “Quantitative Analysis of Japan's Public Finance and Economy”(Japanese only) Facing an era of population aging and decline, Japan needs quantitative policy analysis contributing to the establishment of sustainable financial and social security systems. Government agencies and central banks of different countries and international organizations have developed various models based on the progress of economic theories and sophistication of simulation methods. In addition, there is a call for the need of analysis using individual data in order to grasp the heterogeneity of economic units. In this context, the Policy Research Institute will implement quantitative analyses using the macro quantitative models and individual data from joint research with the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University.

Public Policy Review

TitleAbstract
July 2018 (Vol.14,No.3) Corporate Sector’s Financial Surplus and Corporate Governance In recent years, there is a growing concern that Japanese companies are accumulating financial surplus and the money that should be used as growth capital such as capital investment is hoarded away as riskless assets with low profitability, resulting in a lower growth rate. Through full-scale examination of financial surplus and corporate governance of Japanese companies by using data at industry and company levels, this special issue looks at important related policy themes including causes of financial surplus, the relationship between sluggish capital investment and financial surplus, and the impact of financial surplus on the potential growth rate.
July 2018 (Vol.14,No.4) Quantitative Analysis of Japan's Public Finance and EconomyFacing an era of population aging and decline, Japan needs quantitative policy analysis contributing to the establishment of sustainable financial and social security systems. Government agencies and central banks of different countries and international organizations have developed various models based on the progress of economic theories and sophistication of simulation methods. In addition, there is a call for the need of analysis using individual data in order to grasp the heterogeneity of economic units. In this context, the Policy Research Institute will implement quantitative analyses using the macro quantitative models and individual data from joint research with the Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University.

Monthly Finance Review

NUMBERCONTENTS
No.539(June)STATISTICS (Released by Ministry of Finance)
PUBLIC RELATIONS & PRESS RELEASE
APPENDIX
MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS OF JAPAN

 

PRI TOPICS (monthly)