We would like to express our sincere appreciation to your continuing support for the activities of Kyoto University’s Center for East Asian Economic Studies (hereinafter cited as the Center).
The East Asian region in a broad sense is one of the three major centers of the world economy alongside Western Europe and North America today. It is thus considered to be a critical issue for the whole humankind to comprehend the internal functioning of the East Asian economies. Moreover, for Japan that faces the dual challenge of the globalization of the economy and society and the low birthrate and longevity of the population, their significant consequences should be closely related to establishing the nature of ties to both the nations in Far East Asia that holds the similar problems and those in other parts of East Asia which still enjoy young and energetic labor force.
The Center was originally founded as the Shanghai Center in December 2002 for the purpose of comprehensively studying the industry and economy of China and other countries in East Asia. Then, its name was changed to the present one, Center for East Asian Economic Studies, in April, 2010. Thereafter, the Center has committed to various research and investigation activities regarding the economy and management of East Asia.
The Center will tackle on the following ventures in the 2014 fiscal year, after it carefully examined the possible activities from institutional and substance aspects. The Center would like to ask for your support and guidance for its ventures.
- The enhancement of the webpage of the Center
- The development and regular publication of the Center’s newsletter
- Hosting various kinds of symposiums, lectures, and seminars
- The promotion of extensive research and investigation projects and the publicity of their outcomes.
- Educational programs aiming at returning the outcome of the Center’s projects to society.
- Holding personnel training programs
- The systematic collection of statistical and others materials.
- The publication of the outcome of the Center’s research activities and their public presentation on a website.
- The further development of outside researcher programs
- A tie-up with and support for the activities of relevant enterprises for their ventures in East Asia.
- The close cooperation with the Alumni Association of the Kyoto University’s Department of Economics.
September 20, 2014
Professor and Director
Center for East Asian Economic Studie