Sri Lanka Mission Report
(Oct. 2017) GRIPS Development Forum
and Policy Study & Research Center (Ethiopia) conducted joint research on Sri
Lankan industries as an input to Ethiopia-Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue.
Sri Lanka is a middle income nation with income per head of $4,000. Apparel
is the leading export sector where a few local producers dominate. They can
satisfy strict labor and environmental standards demanded by Western
consumers, and export high-end garments such as ladies' underwear to US and
EU markets. Many Sri Lankan apparel makers are moving to Ethiopia to cope
with labor shortage at home and benefit from the trade privileges Africa
enjoys with the US and EU.
Sri Lanka Mission Report
textbook on Japanese development
The History of Japanese
Economic Development: Origins of Private Dynamism and Policy Competence, K.
Ohno's new textbook, has been published from Routledge. This is a
thoroughly revised edition of the 2006 textbook written for a GRIPS course.
The old version was so popular it was translated into six languages besides
English. The book discusses the Japanese economy from the Edo period to Abenomics with special attention on public-private interaction, absorption
of foreign elements and socio-political
conditions. It introduces academic research and debates yet the writing is
plain and simple. The book is suitable for both serious researchers and new
comers to Japanese history.
Reports of Policy Dialogue
on Industrial Development in
Ethiopia (Phase 2)
2017) We have published the results of the Ethiopia-Japan Industrial policy dialogue
(phase 2), jointly conducted by JICA and GRIPS Development Forum
for the period of Jan. 2012 to Jul. 2016. These include: (i) policy
recommendations for the Ethiopia government (main report), and (ii) case
studies of industrial policy measures in Asia & Africa. Please click
to read the reports.
Kenichi Ohno wins the medal of Friendship by Vietnamese government
(April 2017) K. Ohno of GRIPS Development Forum was notified
of the decision to confer the Medal of Friendship by Vietnamese President
Tran Dai Quang, which is the highest honor for foreigners given by the
Vietnamese government. Ohno has researched and advised on Vietnamese
industries and trained Vietnamese researchers for 22 years. Previously in
2011, he also received the Medal of Education from the Vietnamese Minister
of Education & Training.
@ The National Economics University (NEU) in Hanoi, 2017/06
EIJS & GDF Joint Seminar (Thu., 16 March ),
"Can Japanese Development Cooperation Tell us Something about Regional and
(Mar. 2017) European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS) and GRIPS
Development Forum (GDF) Joint Seminar was held on Thursday,
March 16 at GRIPS. A book, Japanese
Development Cooperation: The Making of an Aid Architecture Pivoting to Asia,
was published in February, 2017 from Routledge. The authors,
Söderberg, Prof. Yasutami Shimomura , Prof. Yoneyuki Sugita, and
Prof. Izumi Ohno (GRIPS) of the newly released book
gave short presentations of their views in this seminar.
About new book