Tomoo Kikuchi 菊地朋生


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My main research and teaching areas are International Economics, Macroeconomics and Economic Growth. In my policy work I look at the Japanese economy and how it relates to other economies in East Asia (mainly China and ASEAN). I think the fundamental challenge of the Japanese economy today is to remain a prosperous society amidst aging and declining population. To this end, the government needs to invest more in human capital and companies need to reform cooperate practices to leverage all human resources regardless of age, gender and any other attributes. Japan must also cooperate more proactively with neighbors in East Asia to secure peace and to contribute to development of the region.

Let's Talk About Japan

I moderate periodical talk events organized by the Embassy of Japan in Singapore and hosted by the Japan Creative Centre (JCC), in which speakers are invited to present about Japan's economy, society or politics. Our guest speakers are

Upcoming Talks

  • Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, January 3-5, 2020

Past Talks

  • Partners or Rivals? Discussion on New Roles of Japan and China in Southeast Asia, Young China Watchers, Singapore, July 23, 2019
  • Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) Conference, Bangkok, July 17-19, 2019
  • ISA Asia-Pacific Conference, Singapore, July 4-6, 2019
  • EAI Seminar, East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore, June 26, 2019
  • The Risks to the Asian Peace: Avoiding Paths to Great Power War, Taipei, June 17, 2019
  • 10th RSIS-WTO Parliamentarian Workshop, Singapore, June 12, 2019
  • Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations on “Mutual Exchanges of Asian Civilizations and a Community of Shared Future for Mankind”, Beijing, May 15, 2019
  • Asian Security Conference, New Dehli, March 26-28, 2019
  • High Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation, Jakarta, March 20, 2019
  • International Seminar "Indo-Pacific Connectivity Outlook", Padang, Indonesia, March 11, 2019
  • Department of Economics, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, January 3, 2019.
  • International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) Convention, Singapore, November 23, 2018.
  • PSB Academy, Singapore, September 26, 2018
  • S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, June 21, 2018
  • East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore, May 18, 2018
  • RSIS-WTO Parliamentarian Workshop 2018, Singapore, May 8, 2018
  • RSIS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, April 19, 2018
  • Department of Economics, Korea University, March 28, 2018
  • Macroeconomics Workshop, University of Tokyo, February 1, 2018
  • School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, January 15, 2018
  • The New Eurasian Geopolitics: Regional Multilateral Initiatives, Cooperation, and Competition, Singapore, October 28, 2017
  • Japan's Snap Election, Between the Lines, Channel News Asia, Singapore, October 23, 2017
  • Public Forum, Japan and ASEAN: Toward Next 50 years, 12th Japan-Singapore Symposium, Singapore, October 23-24, 2017
  • Macro Workshop, Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, September 6, 2017
  • Special Lecture, School of Development Economics, National Institute of Development Administration, September 2, 2017
  • Research Seminar, School of Social Sciences, Economics, Nanyan Technological University, August 23, 2017
  • ASEAN Outlook, Economist Cooperate Network, Singapore, June 20, 2017
  • Korea Money & Finance Association 2017 Annual Conference, Seoul, June 16, 2017
  • Seminar, Research School of Economics, Australian National University, June 8, 2017
  • Regional Cooperation Initiatives in the Asia-Pacific and the Emergence of New Eurasian Geopolitics, Singapore, April 8, 2017
  • International Conference on Money and Finance, Tokyo, March 18, 2017
  • Third Policy Dialogue on International Cooperation in the Development of Russia’s Siberia and Far East, Tokyo, January 21-22, 2017
  • New Institutions for Growth in Asia and Eurasia: What Mission for Russia? Valdai Club Conference, Singapore, December 13, 2016
  • Launch of Asian Economic Integration Report 2016: An Annual Report of the Asian Development Bank, Singapore, December 6, 2016
  • Keio University SFC Open Research Forum 2016 「日本と中国の協力関係の果実について考えよう -財政・金融・通貨-」, 東京ミッドタウン, Tokyo, November 18, 2016
  • East Asia in a Global Perspective, Keio University, Tokyo, July 14, 2016
  • Risk and Yield Management for Official Asset Managers in a Multicurrency System, OMFIF, Singapore, March 29, 2016
  • Stars Singapore Symposium Asia: The New Normal, Changi Cove, Singapore, February 24-27, 2016
  • Japan-US Kanazawa Conference, Shiinoki Cutural Complex, Kanazawa, December 11-14, 2015
  • Seminar on the Asian Economic Integration Report 2015, LKYSPP, Singapore, December 8, 2015
  • Rethinking the Silk Road: European and Asian Perspectives on China's Global Network Vision, Tongji University, Shanghai, December 2-4, 2015
  • Third OMFIF-LKY School Asian Forum, LKYSPP NUS, Singapore, December 1, 2015
  • Second Policy Dialogue on International Cooperation in the Development of Russia’s Siberia and Far East, Seoul, November 25-27, 2015
  • Keio University SFC Open Research Forum 2015「50年後のアジアと日本の協力関係にむけてー中国リスクを乗り越えてー」, 東京ミッドタウン, Tokyo, November 20, 2015, Video
  • Funding the Next Phase of Infrastructure Development in the Indo-Pacific, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore, October 26, 2015
  • Taiwan-US-Japan Trilateral Security Dialogue, Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, August 24-28, 2015
  • East Asia Symposium, Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, August 11-12, 2015

In Taipei Guest House, August 2015