Jun 30, 2011

Sylff@Tokyo: UCSD Sylff Chair, Tokyo Foundation Fellows Discuss Japan’s Economy

On June 27 and 28, 2011, Professor Takeo Hoshi of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego, visited the Tokyo Foundation. Professor Hoshi is the chairman of UCSD's Sylff steering committee.

He met with Tokyo Foundation Senior Fellow Shigeki Morinobu—an expert on tax and financial policies and local finance—and Senior Fellow Yutaka Hara, who is a specialist on the Japanese economy and financial policy. They exchanged views on Japan's economic outlook following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, approaches to reconstruction, American views of how Japan has dealt with the disaster.

The Tokyo Foundation welcomes visits by Sylff fellows or faculty members of Sylff institutions anytime to exchange views with the Foundation’s research fellows and program officers. Interested fellows and faculty members should contact Mari Suzuki of the Foundation at scholarship[at] (replace [at] with @).

Recent articles by the three researchers:

"Financing Reconstruction with a Solidarity Tax" by Shigeki Morinobu

"Straight Talk on Disaster Recovery" by Yutaka Harada

"What Are the Economic Consequences of the Japanese Disaster?" by Anil Kashyap and Takeo Hoshi