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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
A new textbook on Japanese development
(Oct. 2017) 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.   Author Q&A

Reports of Policy Dialogue on Industrial Development in Ethiopia (Phase 2)
(May 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 here 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 Global Change?"
(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, Prof. Marie 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. 
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