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Population and the Japanese Economy

Population and the Japanese Economy

Longevity, Innovation, and Economic Growth

Yoshikawa Hiroshi
Translated by Charles Stewart

Published Titles / Business & Economics


Published by JPIC | ISBN 978-4-86658-056-2 (Hardcover) | 208 pages | 188mm (h) x 130mm (w) | March 2020

About the Book

Japan, a country where population decline is progressing and the number of workers is decreasing. While the fiscal deficit continues to expand, rural regions are in a crisis of disappearance. Isn’t the decline of the nation already inevitable? Versus such preconceptions, economics which has struggled with population issues over many years responds “No!” Innovation holds the key to economic growth, and the fact that Japan is one of the world’s leading longevity societies poses an opportunity. This book sweeps away the “population decline pessimism” that has spread throughout Japan and approaches the real issues of the Japanese economy.

About the Author


Yoshikawa Hiroshi is the president of Rissho University. He was Born in Tokyo in 1951, received his B.A. from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Economics and his Ph.D. from Yale University. He was a professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Economics.


"The influence of declining and ageing populations is a worldwide concern, one in which Japan has led but now many countries, most notably Germany, Italy, Russia, and soon China, are destined to follow. The world has much to learn from Japan's experience and from Professor Yoshikawa's very thoughtful and insightful examination of the relationship between such demographic trends and economoic prosperity."

Bill Emmott

Former editor in chief, The Economist




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Original Japanese Edition / 原書情報

人口と日本経済 - 長寿、イノベーション、経済成長

人口と日本経済 - 長寿、イノベーション、経済成長

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