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Chief Scientific Adviser Matsuyama Appointed Resident Scholar of Chicago Fed

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News Release: Economist Kiminori Matsuyama Named Foundation’s Chief Scientific Adviser

News Release March 29, 2018

Notice of Name Change


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Newspaper October 5, 2020

Controversy Points to Suga’s Aim to End Outdated Practices, Sota Kato Tells Straits Times

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s rejection of six candidates for the Japan Science Council has triggered charges that the new administration is curtailing academic freedom. All six were critical of government policy when Suga was the chief cabinet minister.

But the move could signal Suga’s resolve to undo outdated practices, Research Director Sota Kato told the Straits Times. The prime minister’s “awareness for reforms is quite strong,” Kato said. “He has the know-how and personal connections to eliminate resistance from businesses or other groups with vested interests.”

“Controversy hits Suga, just 2½ weeks into tenure as PM,” Straits Times

Sota Kato

Web October 1, 2020

Research Director Kobayashi Featured on NHK World Broadcast, “COVID-19: Battling the Resurgence”

Research Director Keiichiro Kobayashi was a featured panelist on NHK World’s “Global Agenda” episode on “COVID-19: Battling the Resurgence.”

The online broadcast, also featuring Ilona Kickbusch of the Graduate Institute Geneva, Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Gabriel Leung of the University of Hong Kong, focuses on how we can stay healthy and still save the economy as a second wave approaches in the midst of a recession.

“COVID-19: Battling the Resurgence,” Global Agenda, NHK World

Keiichiro Kobayashi

Magazine September 29, 2020

Japanese Companies Caught in Rift between US and China, Ke Long tells Economist

Japanese companies with operations in China are in a “wait and see” mode, Senior Fellow Ke Long told The Economist, as the pandemic and the prospect of further US sanctions against Chinese companies are making them think about supply-chain stability, not just efficiency.

“Rebalancing Act,” The Economist

Long Ke



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