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Fiscal 2000 Economic Survey of Japan--- The New Era Begins ---

Main Points

July 2000
Economic Planning Agency


Chapter1 Movements towards autonomous recovery in Japanese economy

Section1 Recent Japanese economy

1 Inventory adjustment and production

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2 Non-residential investment shows definite signs of recovery

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3 Improvement of corporate profits and excessive debts

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4 Employment prospects remains severe

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5 Household consumption remains sluggish

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6 Housing construction contributed the recovery

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7 Strengthening interdependence with Asian economies through trade

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8 Prices remain stable

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9 Public investment contributed the recovery

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10 Financial conditions

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Section2 Scenario of autonomous economic recovery

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Chapter2 Conditions for sustainable development

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introduntion The Japanese economy since the Meiji era

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Section1 New technology and Japanese economy

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1 The effects of new technology, such as information technology(IT), to the economy

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2 Characteristics of new technology

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3 New technology and human resources

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4 New technology and organization

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5 The constitution of the Japanese economy and new technology

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6 Rules of intellectual competitions

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7 Implications for economic policies

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Section2 The role of the Public sector in achieving sustainable development

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Concluding remarks

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