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A Scenario for a Revitalized Japan

Discourse on a new Kai'entai by Hajime Ito and Jun Kurihara

March 17, 2010

Ryoma Sakamoto (PD).

This essay examines the long-term sustainability of Japan's status as the "mother factory of the world." Without global cooperation, Japan runs the risk of inefficient research and development investment. The authors advocate formation of a new Kai'entai, an internationally minded trade association, to revitalize Japan by connecting its domestic innovation resources with external demand, skills, and resources.

Hajime Ito is president of Japan External Trade Organization (New York). Jun Kurihara is a senior research fellow, Harvard Kennedy School. He also serves as a research director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies and a liaison officer of the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry. The views expressed in this essay are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of JETRO, HKS, CIGS, or RIETI.

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