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Tony Addison, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

Japan has an impressive history when it comes to aid, industrial policy, and infrastructure development, both as a country that saw meteoric development of its own, and as a country that has been one of the world’s largest donors for decades. Looking towards an uncertain future in which...

Journal Article
– Comparative Lessons from Japan, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Jonathan Monten - The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile States

Book Chapter
– Relevant and Non-relevant Elements for Developing Economies
Fukunari Kimura - , 2013

From the book: Development Success

Book Chapter
– Japan, Ireland, and Switzerland
Ronald Findlay - , 2013

From the book: Development Success

Book Chapter
– Resident Koreans in Japan
David Rands - , 2012
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Ronald Findlay - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides a synthesis of the three papers on the non-Nordic developed economies, Ireland, Japan and Switzerland along the following themes: role of the state, openness, education and human capital, and macroeconomic stability. It then draws lessons for developing countries of today.

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– Resident Koreans in Japan
David Rands - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper discusses the development of Korean communities in Japan from their origins in the late nineteenth century through their stabilization following the Second World War. Approaching the developing communities from a spatial perspective, the chapter compares Tokyo and Osaka and shows the...

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Chihiro Ishii - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

The East Asian countries are currently experiencing declining fertility rates and aging of their populations. The demographic transition is beginning to affect various societal functions, and increasing international migrants are becoming one of the responses to the transition, despite the...

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– Relevant and Nonrelevant Elements for Developing Economies
Fukunari Kimura - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

Japan was the first non-western country to accomplish successful industrialization, and the dominant perception of its ‘industrial policy’ had over-emphasized specific characteristics of Japan. However, from the perspective of today’s development thinking, Japan’s economic...

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Howard P. Lehman - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

Japan has emerged in recent years as a leading donor country to African countries. At one level, Japan’s renewed assertiveness in providing foreign aid to Africa is on par with the more active approach by other donor countries. Some might argue that Japan’s motivations to lend capital...

Book Chapter
– A Study of Japanese Regions
Donald Davis, David E. Weinstein - , 2005
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Yuqing Xing, Guanghua Wan - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the role of exchange rates in the competition for FDI. Based on the assumption that two countries compete for FDI from the same source country, the paper shows explicitly that the relative FDI of one country is determined by the relative real exchange rate between its currency...

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– India and Japan in Comparative Perspectives
Anthony P. D’Costa - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

The objective here is to understand how the mobility of technical talent might be changing the structural relationship between rich and poor countries. This paper examines the under-researched relationship between India and Japan in the context of globalization, migration, and developmental impact...

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– A Study Of Japanese Regions
David E. Weinstein, Donald Davis - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

One account of spatial concentration focuses on productivity advantages arising from market size. We investigate this for 40 regions of Japan. Our results identify important effects of a region’s own size, as well as cost linkages between producers and suppliers of inputs. Productivity links...

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– A Comparison of the United States, Japan, and Other East Asian Economies
Stijn Claessens, Simeon Djankov, Joseph P. H. Fan, Larry H. P. Lang - UNU-WIDER, 2001 - Helsinki, Finland

We document that firms in eight East Asian countries and Japan diversify into more segments and engage into more related businesses―as measured by the degree of vertical relatedness and complementarity―than firms in the USA. Using data for the 1990-6 period, we observe a trend towards complementary...

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