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12/14/2015 Lecturer Izumi Yokoyama

  • Paper entitled "The Effect of Exchange Rate Fluctuations on Employment in a Segmented Labor Market?" (with Kazuhito Higa and Daiji Kawaguchi) published in RIETI Discussion Paper Series 15-E-139.

11/26/2015 Professor Shunsuke Kimura

  • 11/24 - Gave lecture on and led discussion on "local government systems in Japan" at the "London Local Government Exchange and Cooperation Seminar" hosted by Council of Local Authorities for International Relations.
    10 leaders in attendance including London City Council Secretariat Deputy Director, Aberdeen City Manager of Elderly Medical Affairs, Content coordinator at The Guardian, Reigate and Banstead City Customer Communications Manager, and Waverley City Management Director.

11/12/2015  Professor Hiroshi Ukai

  • Attended the 17th Macro Conference (co-hosted by TCER, Keio University, Tokyo University, Hitotsubashi University, and Osaka University) from 11/7 - 11/8, and gave report on paper entitled "Transmission Channels and Welfare Implications of Unconventional Monetary Easing Policy in Japan."

11/ 6/2015 Professor Masahiko Takeda, Professor Hiroshi Ukai

  • Gave lectures and led discussions from 11/2 - 11/4 in Hanoi with young employees of the State Bank of Vietnam (central bank) aimed to improve their economic analysis and economic predictions.

11/ 4/2015 Professor Shunsuke Kimura

  • Gave lecture on and led discussion on "local government systems in Japan" at the "Local Government Exchange and Cooperation Seminar" hosted by Council of Local Authorities for International Relations.
    - 10/19: Local Authorities managed by New York Office
    10 leaders in attendance including National State Assembly Federation Chief Financial Officer and Novi City (Michigan) City Manager
    - 10/26: Local Authorities managed by Singapore Office
    11 leaders in attendance including Deputy Director of Local Government/Cambodia Ministry of Interior, Vice Governor of Luang Prabang County/Laos, and Mayor of Dumangas, Philippines.
    - 11/2: Local Authorities managed by Sidney Office
    6 local leaders in attendance including the mayors of Cockburn and Palmerston.

10/27/2015 Professor Shunsuke Kimura

  • "Local Administration in English IX: 'The Challenge of Local Government Size'" (serialization), which Professor Kimura contributed to International Cultural Training 2015 Fall vol. 89 ( Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities) was published on October 26, 2015 (Mon).

10/16/2015 Professor Masahiko Takeda

  • 10/12 - Gave speech evaluating the various impacts of Abenomics on the Japanese national economy in a session titled "Where to for Abenomics?" at meeting co-hosted with the Australian National University and held in Canberra ("2015 Japan Update: Political, Economic and Social Change").

10/ 8/2015 Professor Hiroshi Ukai

  • Lectured and provided education and guidance to staff lecturers in attendance on "financial policy" from 9/21 - 9/25 at the State Bank of Vietnam as part of the "staff capacity building support for policy planning and management capacity building of the State Bank of Vietnam," which Hitotsubashi University and JICA have agreed on (approximately 40 leaders participated).

09/15/2015 Professor Masahiko Takeda

  • 9/11 - Gave keynote address entitled "The Century of Asia --- Has a Japanese Businessman's Dream Come True?" at the 2015 International Conference on Comparative Management held on 9/11 at National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
    9/12 - Participated in advisory committee at National Sun Yat-sen University (College of Management), and gave advice on various improvement measures including the internationalization of the College.

08/11/2015 Professor Hiroshi Ukai

  • Lectured and provided education and guidance to staff lecturers in attendance on "macroeconomic policymaking" from 8/3 - 8/7 at the State Bank of Vietnam as part of the "staff capacity building support for policy planning and management capacity building of the State Bank of Vietnam," which Hitotsubashi University and JICA have agreed on (approximately 40 leaders participated).

07/22/2015 Professor Shunsuke Kimura

  • Gave lecture on 7/21 on the theme of "local government systems in Japan" at the Paris Office Overseas Local Authorities Executive Exchange and Cooperation Seminar (hosted by Council of Local Authorities for International Relations). (Six leaders of local municipalities, etc., attended including the Secretary General of Bassussarry (Commune of France) and Deputy Secretary General of Saint-Jean-de-la-Croix (Commune).

06/19/2015 Professor Satoshi Watanabe

  • Discussion paper titled "National Disasters and Taxation in Japan" published on the website of the Ministry of Finance, Policy Research Institute.

06/ 8/2015 Professor Masako Ii

  • Paper entitled "Supplier-induced demand for chronic disease care in Japan: multilevel analysis of the association between physician density and physician-patient encounter frequency" published in academic journal Value in Health Regional Issues.