Date : June 13, 2016
The Future of Economic Revitalization and Fiscal Soundness as seen in the Basic Policies for Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform (JRI Chairman Susumu Takahashi)
post date : 2016.05.06
At the May 18 meeting of the Japanese government’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, an outline for the Basic Policies for Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform was presented, to have it approved by cabinet by the end of this month. These Basic Policies for the new socioeconomic system have set a goal of “the largest GDP in postwar history of 600 trillion yen by 2021,” and will work to increase productivity and respond to the aging population, using increased tax revenue and other “achievements of Abenomics” to fund these initiatives. As part of the growth strategy, the Basic Policies also include a target to increase research and development spending to at least 4% of the GDP by FY2020 for artificial intelligence and other sectors, and to examine concrete plans for accepting more workers from overseas.
The FPCJ has invited Mr. Susumu Takahashi, Chairman of the Japan Research Institute, Ltd. and a private-sector member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy, to discuss the future of economic revitalization and fiscal soundness as seen in the Basic Policies.
Time & Date: June 13 (Mon), 2016, 14:00-15:30
Place: Foreign Press Center Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg)
Language: Japanese (with consecutive English
*Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers
*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.