Japan is facing the aging and decline of its population in advance of the rest of the world, and as such is expected to provide a new model for the world as a “problem-solving” advanced nation. In order to do so, it will be necessary for the nation to transform the sense of values that it has held up to the present, and to redesign its current legal system and reform its concepts. We must think about Japan’s future from a long-term perspective, transcending boundaries between public and private and not allowing ourselves to be limited by specific standpoints or organizational forms.

Leveraging its network of researchers and businesspeople at the front line of a wide range of areas and initiatives, the Nippon Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA) will continue to contribute to the formulation of policy by providing a forum for policy discussion involving collaboration between industry, government and academia.

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