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Book Published: Hatta (ed.), Economic Challenges Facing Japan’s Regional Areas, Palgrave Pivot, 2018

  • 25 February 2018

Front PageOur book was published by Palgrave Pivot!
This publication brings together 19 English articles from SPACE NIRA.

Hatta, Tatsuo (ed.) (2018) Economic Challenges Facing Japan’s Regional Areas, Palgrave Pivot.

The book is available here:

SPACE NIRA Vol.1 List of Articles

  • 10 December 2016

Unit 01:Local Government Financing of Health Insurance and the Revitalization of Japan’s Regional Areas
Unit 02:Agricultural Policy
Unit 03:Regional Revitalization and Japan’s Low Birth Rate
Unit 04:Issues facing Japan’s Tourism Policy
Unit 05:Good ...

Unit 01-C: Provision of National Health Insurance “Model Benefits” to Japan’s Prefectures

Tatsuo Hatta
Asian Growth Research Institute


 The national and local governments1) in Japan share the burden of fiscal expenditure to fund social insurance for the elderly. However, the system currently in effect has led to ineff...

Unit 06 Kick-off Paper: Japan’s Fishing Industry and Regional Revitalization

Masayuki Komatsu
Senior Fellow
The Tokyo Foundation


 In the 70 years since the end of the Second World War, the Japanese fisheries have been allowed to operate in “Olympic-style” fishing1), in which victory goes to the operator who ca...

Unit06-A: Introduction of an Individual Quota (IQ) System in Japan’s Fishing Industry: An Economic Analysis

Kojun Hamada
Associate Professor
Faculty of Economics, Niigata University


 The decline of Japan’s fishing industry has long been a focus of attention. According to Fisheries Agency data, Japan’s catch has been steadily declining sin...

Unit 06-B: Challenges for the Revitalization of Japan’s Fishing Industry: A Legal Perspective ―The cases of Rishiri and Rebun Islands

Mari Koyano
Graduate School of Law, the Advanced Institute for Law and Politics Globalisation, Hokkaido University


 Hokkaido is the cornerstone of Japan’s fishing industry. In 2014, production in Hokkaido’s marine fishing an...