2021年12月31日

Asia-Pacific Forum

2021年12月 7日

2021 JEF-KRA Global Risk Symposium

[more]Past Forum

Theme " Managing the global politico-economic crisis under the COVID-19 pandemic and searching for solutions "
Date 17:00~19:00 (JST), Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October 2021
Venue Online
Host Japan Economic Foundation
Co-host Komatsu Research & Advisory

Global Risk Symposium 2020
More Pictures

ProgramProgram

Speaker BiographiesSpeaker Biographies

Presentation Materials Dong Yong-Sueng Peter A. G. Sinon

English SummaryEnglish Summary

Japan SPOTLIGHTPeter A. G. Sinon
Yong Sueng Dong
Mike King


2021年12月 6日

Japan-Europe Forum 2021 (London) Online Symposium

[more]Past Forum

Theme The post-pandemic outlook in Japan and Europe
Date Thursday,29 and Friday,30 September,2021
Format Online Symposium
Co-host The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
Japan Economic Foundation

2021


More Pictures

ProgramProgram

ParticipantsParticipants List

BiographiesBiographies

SummarySummary

Presentation Session 1 Keiichiro Kobayashi
Session 2 Tsuyoshi Abe

QuestionnaireQuestionnaire

2021年12月 2日

2021年12月 1日

Japan-Europe Forum

2021年11月10日

[JS#240] Japan SPOTLIGHT November/December 2021 issue is published

Japan SPOTLIGHT November/December 2021 issue is published
COVER STORY: Economic Recovery in 2022 - the Battle Between the Delta Variant & Vaccines

【Next Issue】
We will highlight "Geopolitics in 2022" in our Jan./Feb. 2022 issue. The long-term possibility of a confrontation between democratic governance and authoritarian regimes, as well as specific issues such as cybersecurity and Afghanistan, will be examined. Our next issue will be published on our website on Jan. 10, 2022.

2021年9月10日

[JS#239] Japan SPOTLIGHT September/October 2021 issue is published

Japan SPOTLIGHT September/October 2021 issue is published
COVER STORY: White Paper on International Economy & Trade 2021

【Next Issue】
The Nov./Dec. 2021 issue will highlight the outlook for the global economy in 2022 and the issues and challenges in pursuing a stable recovery from the pandemic. It will focus on stage II of the pandemic's impact on the economy. Our next issue will be published on our website on Nov. 10, 2021.

2021年7月 9日

[JS#238] Japan SPOTLIGHT July/August 2021 issue is published

Japan SPOTLIGHT July/August 2021 issue is published
COVER STORY: Turning the Pandemic Into Opportunities for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

【Next Issue】
The Sept./Oct. 2021 issue highlights METI's White Paper on International Economy & Trade in 2021 as usual. We expect to see data-based analysis by METI on the international economy and trade issues in 2021 during the ongoing pandemic. Our next issue will be published on our website on Sept. 10, 2021.

2021年7月 6日

Message from the Chairman

会長 あいさつGreetings and a warm welcome to our renewed homepage!       

I have recently been appointed as the Chairman and CEO of the Japan Economic Foundation (JEF).

I am excited to start my new career here to share the thoughts and reality of Japan with the world, which is the primary objective of our organization that started in 1981.

From the late 1970s until the 1980s, Japan was suffering from trade frictions with the United States because of the huge surplus on our side. Although it is common to experience clashes of interests with countries that have closer contacts, it was considered to be important not to stir them up but to find solutions through interaction and communication.

Understanding countries' current situations and their backgrounds is a prerequisite for realizing reciprocal economic prosperity. With this belief, JEF has been conducting forums and dialogues focused on different geographical areas of the world as well as publishing a bi-monthly English journal to provide readers with information and views about Japan and the world economy. By doing so, JEF continues to pursue its mission and this year we are celebrating our 40th anniversary.

The trade issues surrounding Japan at the time of our foundation have gradually moved towards settlement. The WTO was established, regional economic integration progressed and many free trade agreements were concluded. However, the international economic system is at stake today due to the US-China power game which appears to be an institutional struggle. Moreover, there has been a rise in anti-globalist sentiment in developed countries because of widening domestic disparities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated this situation and now is the time for us to think about how Japan can contribute to overcome this crisis. Restoration and strengthening of the international economic system are expected, such as making new rules compatible with trade and national security in overcoming the US-China confrontation, and realizing reliable and free data flows in a world of digitalization. Moreover, there are numerous medium-to-long-term global issues that will limit economic growth and need addressing, such as domestic and cross-national income disparities, energy and global environment exacerbation, and aging.

Unfortunately, the pandemic is accelerating these problems. Will tough times bring opportunities? JEF will continue to discuss these issues with experts from various fields and disseminate information through our website, and of course you are more than welcome to join our events at any time!

Games among economic powers create different geopolitical risks which in turn affect business activities. We need to face these risks and think about how to overcome them. Even in the midst of rising uncertainties, JEF hopes to be an organization that can collect knowledge and wisdom from reliable world opinion leaders and share them with friends like yourselves.

We will continue to try and create a predictable business environment by providing valuable information and being a place for exchanges of opinion.

I wish to cordially invite you to JEF activities to increase your understanding of the trends in international economic systems and will be happy if you can utilize our information for your own business or policy decision-making.

Thank you,

Masakazu Toyoda
Chairman and CEO

CV of Mr. Toyoda

2021年5月10日

2021年3月25日

Japan-US Forum (Chicago) More Pictures

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021 JST (Thursday, January 14, 2021 CST)
Format: Online Symposium
Theme: The Global Economy and the New International Economic Order:
Perspectives from Japan and the US

  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020
  • 2020

2021年3月23日

2021年3月18日

Asia-Pacific Forum 2020 (New Zealand) Online Symposium

[more]Past Forum

Theme Navigating Disruption: Rethinking Economic Development in a COVID Era
Date Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 December, 2020
Format Online Symposium
Co-host New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA)
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

APF2020_Photo Front.jpg
More Pictures

ProgramProgram

ParticipantsParticipants

BiographiesBiographies

SummarySummary in English

PresentationPresentation Materials


2021年3月15日

2020 CJK Cooperation Dialogue (Seoul) Online Symposium

[more]Past Forum

Theme CJK Co-Navigation and Emerging Opportunities amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Date Wednesday, 25 November, 2020
Format Online Symposium
Co-host East Asia Foundation(EAF)
China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD)
China Public Diplomacy Association (CPDA)
Japan Economic Foundation (JEF)

画像
More Pictures

ProgramProgram

Participants ListParticipants List

BiographiesBiographies

Summary Summary

Presentation MaterialsKeiichio KOBAYASHIKazuo MATSUSHITA Takuma INAMURA

Naoyuki YOSHINOYukiko FUKAGAWA Akira HIRAI


2021年3月12日

2020 JEF-KRA Global Risk Symposium

[more]Past Symposium

Theme " Global risks and opportunities under the "with-corona" global order "
Date 17:00~19:00(JST), Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 October 2020
Venue Online
Host Japan Economic Foundation
Co-host Komatsu Research & Advisory

Global Risk Symposium 2020
More Pictures

ProgramProgram

Speaker BiographiesSpeaker Biographies

Presentation Materials Dr.Dong Yong-Sueng

English SummaryEnglish Summary

Japan SPOTLIGHTSir Paul Collier
Dr.Dong Yong-Sueng

2021年3月10日

2021年2月12日

2021年1月 8日