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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 07 Kickoff Paper:Measures to Address Japan’s Low Birthrate and Regional Revitalization ──An Economic Approach

Tatsuo Hatta
Asian Growth Research Institute;
Center for Policy Analysis, Keizai Doyukai

 “Birthrates in Japan differ between regions, and any national measures intended to improve its birthrate have to take this fact into consi...

Unit 07-A: City Structure and Marriage: A Comparison of Sapporo City and the Greater Fukuoka Area

Masayuki Nakagawa
College of Economics, Nihon University


 A report published by the Japan Policy Council in 2014 argued that the concentration of Japan’s population in Tokyo, a city with a low birthrate, was lowering the b...

Unit 07-B: Childcare and Measures targeting Japan’s Low Birthrate ― What Effect Can the Decentralization of Authority Have on the Birthrate?

Wataru Suzuki
Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University

1.Ensuring Employment Opportunities is Essential for Measures addressing the Declining Birthrate

 The important thing to be borne in mind when considering the appropriate direction...

Unit 05 Kickoff Paper: Good and Bad Fiscal Decentralization

Motohiro Sato
Graduate School of Economics, Applied Economics,
School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University


 Japan’s centralized public finance is changing. As indicated by the designation “administrative decentr...