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REPORT ON JAPANESE POLICY AND POLITICS
Asia Strategy periodically publishes a report that analyzes current key events in Japan’s policymaking and politics and its impact upon the economy and the competitive infrastructure of specific sectors such as financial services and banking, pharmaceuticals, internet, media and entertainments, telecommunications and software. Past issues of the report have assessed the impact of national and local elections on the economy, outlook for legalization of casino gambling, effect of pension reform on the financial sector, and impact of postal services reform on the insurance sector.


Past Issues of the Report
on Japanese Policy and Politics

SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
The General Election: It’s all about political, not economic, reform

AUGUST 18, 2005
The Upcoming General Election:
Hang on to your seats!

OCTOBER 18, 2004
Daiei’s business failure marks success for corporate reform in Japan

SEPTEMBER 20, 2004
Reading the reform tea-leaves: balancing competing interests to achieve reform in the next Cabinet

SEPTEMBER 6, 2004
Continuing difficulties of the LDP leaves Koizumi unscathed

AUGUST 16, 2004
The devolution of Japanese politics continues

AUGUST 2, 2004
Betting on Japan’s financial future: the legalization of casino gambling and other sundry developments

JULY 26, 2004
Beginning of the end of Japanese politics as we know it

JULY 19, 2004
Koizumi goes to bat for Bush in the Middle East

JULY 5, 2004
Recent public opinion polls point to seismic shift in political landscape

APRIL 5, 2004
Key Policies held hostage by politics of the July Upper House Election

OCTOBER 4, 2004
Koizumi's new administration: a one- issue cabinet with dissolution in the spring?

 


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