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Newspaper July 22, 2020

Japan Times Cites Kobayashi’s Emergency Recommendations

Emergency proposals to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis by Research Director Keiichiro Kobayashi and Motohiro Sato issued in March were cited in a Japan Times article detailing the roles of a new government coronavirus subcommittee, of which Kobayashi is a member.  

The article quoted a number of recommendations, such as having the government lease hotels and other lodgings and convert them into temporary quarantine stations for those who test positive but have no symptoms or are only mildly ill—a policy with the added benefit of financially supporting the tourist industry.

“Japan’s New Coronavirus Panel Aims for More Clarity and Balance,” Japan Times

“Addressing the Economic Fallout from the Coronavirus Crisis: Emergency Proposals by Economists in Japan”

Keiichiro Kobayashi

Newspaper July 20, 2020

China Economy Faces Big Hurdles, Ke Long Tells NHK World

Although the Chinese economy rebounded in the second quarter after registering −6.8% growth in January–March, Senior Fellow Ke Long says that stimulus measures and investment projects are not enough to revive an economy that is reliant on external demand.

Rising diplomatic tensions with the United States and other countries are impeding China’s recovery, which will materialize only by reviving smaller companies to promote employment and domestic demand.

Beijing, though, has done nothing to help private households, Ke said, adding that instead of decentralizing the economy, the Xi Jinping administration has sought to recentralize it.

“Expert: China May Struggle to Maintain GDP Growth,” NHK World

Long Ke

Newspaper July 9, 2020

Ke Long Points to China-Related Risks in Nikkei Article

In an article detailing the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s watered-down statement on whether or not to invite Chinese President Xi Jinping following China’s adoption of a new Hong Kong national security law, Senior Fellow Ke Long pointed to the need to be “conscious of China-related risks” in reevaluating Japan’s reliance on crucial parts and equipment but also the importance of developing a strategy with mutual benefits, such as combining “Japanese brand power” with Chinese production capacity.

“Japan’s Ruling Party Torn over Xi Jinping Invitation,” Nikkei Asian Review

Profile of Senior Fellow Ke Long



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