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Release of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2014

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released the 2014 version of its annual White Paper on International Economy and Trade, which was approved by the Cabinet on June 24, 2014.

The report provides an analysis of the world economy and describes Japan’s global economic policy. This release marks the 66th publication of the report..

Highlights of the White Paper

Based on the recognition of the increasing importance of structural reform and the growth strategy for achieving the stable growth of the Japanese economy, the White Paper presents the results of analysis concerning worldwide trends in policies, focusing on the following issues:

[i] Labor market reform in Europe,
[ii] Movements towards return of U.S. manufacturers to the U.S., and
[iii] Asian countries’ efforts for enhancing and increasing the sophistication their industries.

The White Paper also points out the importance of formulating a strategy for enhancing overseas business expansion as a part of Japan’s growth strategy, e.g., promoting economic partnerships, advancing strategic efforts for entering emerging countries, and encouraging overseas enterprises to directly invest in Japan.

Reference

Summary of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2014(PDF:3,371KB) PDF File

Full text of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2014
*Japanese only.

Release Date

June 24, 2014

Division in Charge

Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau

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