Contemporary Japanese Economy A 担当|李 相佰


Class Goals  The goal of the class is to deepen our understanding of contemporary Japanese economy and its relations to the world economy.


Description  We will pick up economic problems that emerged in Japan in the last decades, and study the causes of those problems.


  • Overview of today’s Japanese economy
  • Bubble economy
  • Long stagnation
  • Recovery in the 2000s
  • Financial Crisis and Earthquake
  • Aging society
  • Fertility rate
  • Social security
  • Government debt
  • Public spending
  • Consumption
  • Investment
  • Trade
  • Yen exchange rate
  • Industrial structure
  • Japanese corporations
  • Employment system
  • Female workers
  • Foreign workers
  • Economic relationship with the U.S.
  • Economic relationship with China
  • Economic relationship with Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.
  • Abenomics – Fiscal policy
  • Abenomics – Monetary policy
  • Abenomics – Reforms


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