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Week 5: The Economy – industry, agriculture, business
Statistical Handbook of Japan:
For this week’s topic, the economy, it is particularly important to read the Statistical Handbook of Japan. Read Chapter 3, “Economy”, Chapter 4, “Finance”, and Chapter 5, “Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries”.
Academic Articles (for the Active Learning Hours Portfolio):
Government Presentation of Abenomics
Inoue, “Inequality and precarity in Japan”
Video lecture “Modern Monetary Theory explained by Stephanie Kelton”. There is a section on the Japanese national debt at 04:00.