Industry and Trade
The confrontation between the U.S. and China and the Novel Coronavirus are having a serious impact on Japan’s economy, including corporate activities, and measures must be taken from the perspective of economic security. In particular, as the digital economy advances and the role of technology and intellectual assets becomes more important, the traditional paradigm cannot be applied. Japan needs to restore its industrial competitiveness, especially in terms of technology, and Japan should also contribute to the formation of new international rules. We are researching policies that will ensure Japan’s economic security while maintaining free trade principles.