SPACE NIRA Vol.1 List of Articles

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 and Bad Fiscal Decentralization
Unit 06:Japan’s Fishing Industry and Regional Revitalization
Unit 07:Measures to Address Japan’s Low Birthrate and Regional Revitalization ──An Economic Approach

SPACE NIRA Vol.1

Unit 01 Local Government Financing of Health Insurance and the Revitalization of Japan’s Regional Areas

 Kickoff Paper: Wataru Suzuki “Local Government Financing of Health Insurance and the Revitalization of Japan’s Regional Areas”
 Unit 01-A:        Yasushi Iwamoto “Designing New Systems through Risk Adjustment”
 Unit 01-B:    Masayoshi Hayashi “Health Care, Long-term Care, and Local Public Finances”

Unit 02 Agricultural Policy

 Kickoff Paper: Masayoshi Honma “Agricultural Policy ――Points for Discussion”
 Unit 02-A:        Kazunuki Ohizumi “Agricultural Policy and a New Direction for Agriculture in Japan”
 Unit 02-B:    Kazuhito Yamashita “Japan’s Agricultural Policy ――Escaping the Ancien Régime

Unit 03 Regional Revitalization and Japan’s Low Birth Rate

 Kickoff Paper: Ryuchi Kaneko “Regional Revitalization and Japan’s Low Birth Rate”
 Unit 03-A:        Makoto Atoh “Regional Revitalization and Policies Addressing Japan’s Low Fertility”
 Unit 03-B:    Toshihiko Hara “What is the Best Orientation for Measures targeting Low Fertility in Regional Revitalization Policy?”

Unit 04 Issues facing Japan’s Tourism Policy

 Kickoff Paper: Yasushi Shinohara “Issues facing Japan’s Tourism Strategy towards 2020 and Considerations regarding the Easing
               of Tourism-related Regulations to Stimulate Regional Revitalization”
 Unit 04-A:        Yoshitaka MIZOO “Creation of DMOs to promote Inbound Tourism: Methods and Issues”
 Unit 04-B:    Kumiko Tomikawa “Towards the Relaxation of Regulations on Minpaku in Japan”

Unit 05 Good and Bad Fiscal Decentralization

 Kickoff Paper: Motohiro Sato “Good and Bad Fiscal Decentralization”
 Unit 05-A:        Wataru Kobayashi “Issues of Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer in relation to Fiscal Decentralization”
 Unit 05-B:    Tomomi Miyazaki “Decentralization Reform and Property Tax in Japan: A Consideration of the Benefit Principle”

Unit 06 Japan’s Fishing Industry and Regional Revitalization

 Kickoff Paper: Masayuki Komatsu “Japan’s Fishing Industry and Regional Revitalization”
 Unit 06-A:        Kojun Hamada “Introduction of an Individual Quota (IQ) System in Japan’s Fishing Industry: An Economic
               Analysis”
 Unit 06-B:    Mari Koyano “Issues related to the Revitalization of Japan’s Fishing Industry: A Legal Perspective ―The Cases of
               Rishiri and Rebun Islands”

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

 Kickoff Paper: Tatsuo Hatta “Measures to Address Japan’s Low Birthrate and Regional Revitalization ──An Economic Approach”
 Unit 07-A:       Masayuki Nakagawa “City Structure and Marriage: A Comparison of Sapporo City and the Greater Fukuoka Area”
 Unit 07-B:   Wataru Suzuki “Childcare and Measures targeting Japan’s Low Birthrate ― What Effect Can the Decentralization of
               Authority Have on the Birthrate?”