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Langley Esquire Suga Budget

Follow the Money: Understanding Suga’s Priorities in Japan’s Next Record Budget

Japan’s Ministry of Finance will soon release the budget for the fiscal year that begins next April. The spending package has taken on added significance with the new coronavirus pandemic weighing on the economy. The budget will also offer a look at how seriously the Suga administration is pursuing its stated priorities, such as advancing digitization and advanced communications.

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Event Review — Solving Society’s Challenges: The Future of Digital Reform

On 11/26/2020, Langley Esquire hosted a seminar, “Solving Japan’s Social Issues: the Status of Digital Reform,” with our partners Public-Private Collaboration Research Institute and Public Affairs Japan. This event was held in Japanese and featured experts from all sectors of society. They discussed Japan’s ongoing push for greater digitization, and what roles the national and local governments, academia and the private sector should play.

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Suga Cabinet

Suga Cabinet Profiles 2021

The new cabinet was formed by Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide on September 16, 2020. With a lot of familiar faces at familiar posts, the Suga cabinet contains few surprises. It is a clear indication of Suga’s commitment to maintain Abe-era policies and priorities.

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Policymaking in Japan

Behind The Curtain Of Policymaking In Japan

Langley Esquire Vice President Yutaka Matsuzaki reflects on more than 20 years’ experience as a policy secretary in the Diet, with lawmakers that include former Minister of Justice Yasuoka Okiharu and former Representative Koike Yuriko, currently the Tokyo Metropolitan Governor.

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Timeline COVID-19 Japan Public Policy

Policy Update April 2020

COVID-19 in Japan: Here’s what you need to know so far. This month’s edition of Policy Radar focuses on Data, Finance, Cryptocurrency, and Agriculture.

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Reduce Headcount in Corporate Japan

Reducing Headcount in Corporate Japan

Langley Esquire President & CEO Timothy Langley was featured in the July 2019 issue of the ACCJ Journal on a publication focused on reducing headcount in Corporate Japan. Foreign companies frequently run afoul of best-practices in Japan, resulting in damage to brand reputation and in the worst case, labor disputes.

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