IP. See intellectual property
IRCJ (Industrial Revitalization
Corporation of Japan
(IRCJ), 94, 97, 140
Iseki & Co., Ltd., 49
Ishihara, Shintaro, 145
Isse Securities Co., Ltd., 140
Itami, Hiroyuki, 34, 37-43, 209
Ito, Takatoshi, 167
Ivy hedge fund, 74
Iwasaki, Yanosuke, 137
J
Jacobs, Jane, 143
Japan
aging of population, 164,
166-167, 179
deflation issue, 15
demographic issues, 156,
163-167, 189
desire for permanent seat on
UN Security Council,
176, 209
direct investments in
China, 205
earthquakes in, 17
Economic Planning Agency,
8, 227
economic relationship with
U.S., 198, 204
economic ties to China, 197
federal vs. local
government, 171
fiscal problems, 167,
173, 184
hedge fund challenges, 71
historical relationship with
China, 197-199, 201,
203, 205, 207, 210
intellectual property issues
with China, 207-211,
235-237
land regulation, 134, 136
linguistic barrier, 155
and low-cost Chinese
production, 123, 201,
203, 205
outlook for economic
relationship with
China, 207
patent history, 31-32
post office reform, 19, 73,
176, 226, 232, 234-235
regulatory environment for
developers, 134, 136
resurfacing of China as major
trading partner, 205,
207, 209-211
reversal of economic fortune
in 1990s and 2000s,
2-4, 8
role of private equity
firms, 90
scholarly viewpoints on
Koizumi administration,
9, 15, 18-19
tax issues, 18, 123, 170-171
trade deficit with China, 205
trade with China, 197,
235-237
tradition of mass protest,
181-182, 183, 184
train deregulation and
privatization issues,
14-15
vs. China, 42, 99, 147, 176
vs. other Asian markets,
70, 71
World War II and aftermath,
175, 183, 207, 209
Japan Bank for International
Cooperation, 230
Japan Development Bank, 141
Japan Federation of Service
and Distributive
Workers Union, 237
Japan Finance Corp.
for Municipal
Enterprises, 230
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