Kansai and the Asia Pacific Economic Outlook : 2017-18

 

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Introduction

From the leading economic thinkers: a guide to the Asia Pacific and Kansai economies
This book contains analysis and insights on the most important issues affecting the Asia Pacific and Kansai economies today. Produced by a team of over 20 researchers, the Economic Outlook features quantitative research covering wide-ranging themes, and clear explanations of economic trends supported by graphs and other visual aids. The document provides a comprehensive overview of the differing circumstances and developments in Asia-Pacific economies and promotes mutual understanding between Kansai and Asia-Pacific countries.
The main topics covered in this book are as follows:

Asia- Pacific:

  • US Protectionism and its Impact on the World Economy;
  • The 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the future of the economic partnership;
  • Capital Flows in Emerging Asia and China after the Global Financial Crisis;
  • Rise of robotics innovation in Shenzhen;

Kansai:

  • Inbound Tourism in Kansai: Beyond Bakugai;
  • Understanding Kansai's Industrial Structure through the economic census;
  • Retrospection and Outlook for the Japanese and Kansai Economies;
  • 2020 Outlook: Update on Medium-Term Prospects for the Kansai Economy.

About the Author:

Asia Pacific Institute of Research (APIR)

Established in November 2011, APIR is an independent research institute, supported by donations from over 200 business entities.

This allows it the freedom to set independent research goals and focus on issues that have the broadest relevance to society and the public good. The research projects include ‘outlook and challenges of economic integration in the Asia Pacific’, ‘Asian middle-income countries and Japan in regional integration’, ‘inbound tourism in Kansai’, as well as ‘empirical economic analysis using big data’. The outcomes of the research are published as project reports, commentary papers and annual reviews, most of which are available on its website, apir.or.jp, in both Japanese and English.

Contributors:

HONDA, Yuzo, Director of Research, APIR; Professor Emeritus, Osaka University; Professor, Osaka Gakuin University.
INADA, Yoshihisa, Director, Center for Quantitative Economic Analysis (CQEA), APIR; Vice President & Professor, Konan University.
INOKI, Takenori, Director of Research, APIR; Professor Emeritus, Osaka University.
IRIE, Hiroaki, Associate Professor, Kindai University.
ITO, Asei, Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo.
IWAMOTO, Takenori, Senior Research Fellow, APIR; Professor, Kyoto University.
OHNO, Izumi, Senior Research Fellow, APIR; Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).
KIMURA, Fukunari, Senior Research Fellow, APIR; ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia) Chief Economist; Professor, Keio University.
GOTO, Takao, Senior Research Fellow, APIR; Associate Professor, Chuo University.
MA, Teng, APIR Research Fellow.
MIENO, Fumiharu, Professor, Kyoto University (Center for Southeast Asian Studies).
SHIMODA, Mitsuru, Chief Researcher, Applied Research Institute.
GOTO, Kenta, Senior Research Fellow, APIR; Professor, Kansai University.
NEALE, Miles, Former APIR Research Assistant.
CHE, Jingfei, APIR Research Assistant.
SUZUKI, Yotaro, Professor, Osaka Citi University
SHIMA, Akihiro, Former APIR Senior Producer
MATSUKAWA, Yoshihiro, APIR General Manager.
YANE, Haruka, Former APIR Research Assistant; Visiting Fellow, Osaka University.
NAKAYAMA, Kengo, APIR Program Officer & Researcher

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Preface : Sailing in a Storm that Originated in the U.S

PartⅠ: The Asia Pacific Political Paradigm and Economy

    • Chapter 1 The Impact of Protectionism on the Asia Pacific
    • Section 1 U.S. Protectionism and its Impact on the World Economy
    • Section 2 The 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the future of economic partnership
    • Section 3 Capital Flows in Emerging ASIA and China after the Global Financial Crisis
    • Box A Changing Dynamics of Global Value Chains in the Asia Pacific Region
    • Chapter 2 Asia Pacific Economies in Focus
    • Section 1 Rebuilding State-Owned Enterprises and the Real Estate Market in China
    • Section 2 The State of the Chinese Economy and the Belt and Road Initiative
    • Section 3 China: Rise of robotics innovation in Shenzhen
    • Section 4 Financial Mechanisms in Southeast Asia: Implications for Asian Financial Cooperation
    • Box B Australian Economic Issues in 2016–17
    • Chapter 3 Japan and Asian Economies in Transition
    • Section 1 New Developments of Middle-Income Economies in a Diverse and Multipolar Asia
    • Section 2 Building networks between the Japanese economy and Asian industrial human resources familiar with Japan
    • Section 3 Industrial reorganization in Japan and the rest of Asia

Part Ⅱ: New Directions for the Kansai Economy

    • Chapter 4 Macro-Level Overview for Japan and Kansai
    • Section 1 Retrospect and Outlook for the Japanese and Kansai Economies
    • Section 2 Current status and near-term forecasts for the Kansai economy: striving to escape stagnation
    • Section 3 2020 Outlook: Update on Medium-Term Prospects for the Kansai Economy
    • Chapter 5 Economic Issues in Kansai
    • Section 1 Trends in the Kansai Economy by Prefecture during FY2015–2016
    • Section 2 Kansai’s Economy and Transportation Infrastructure
    • Section 3 Economic Implications of Osaka’s 2025 World Expo Bid
    • Section 4 Understanding Kansai’s Industrial Structure Through the Economic Census
    • Column C Inspiring Kansai Businesses that Have Expanded in Asia
    • Statistical Annex