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Japan: challenges and opportunities in the global economy [WP933]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • What challenges and opportunities face Japan in the global economy?
  • Where is there scope for international cooperation, and where are the tension points?
  • What is Japan’s role in international economic and development forums and initiatives?
  • What are the key issues facing Japan’s economic relationships with the US, Europe, and the Asian region?
  • How will Japan be affected by the developing BRIC economies; globalization; climate change and the economic impact of social and demographic change?
  • What responsibilities does Japan hold as the world’s largest creditor and second largest economy?

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