Activity Contents

IIES is a research institute founded in October, 1983 by the initiative of Toyota Motor Corporation. Its missions are to conduct research and surveys on international economic circumstances that are critical to the development of internationalization strategies and to promote international exchange activities.
Currently, IIES is engaged in extensive research on subjects such as mid-to long-term economic, industrial, social prospects of major emerging countries, political and economic trends and outlook in Europe and United States and other developed countries. It also conducts research and surveys from a global perspective on environment, energy, future mobility, corporate strategies of global enterprises and other issues which could bring about a great change in the future economic system.

Research Papers

Here are some of the topics we report as part of our regular activities.

2022.07.22
Yoshiki Hatanaka, Nonresident Senior Fellow

Oil Market Trends and the Situation in Saudi Arabia

2022.07.22
Akifumi Ikeda, Academic Advisor of Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin

Israel, the United States, and the Middle East: In the Aftermath of the Ukraine Conflict ~From an Israeli Perspective~.

2022.06.23
Masayuki Ogura, Nonresident Fellow

Global Dynamics Of Strategies on Semiconductors and Data - The U.S.-China Technology Supremacy Battles and the Impact of EU Data Policies on the Automotive Industry-

2022.05.27
Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Economic Outlook through 2024 – Risks to and from the United States

2022.04.21
Takashi Shiraishi, Distinguished Nonresident Senior Fellow

Current Situation and Prospects in Asia:Asia and the World in Times of Crisis

2022.04.21
Takuma Hashimoto, Senior Economist

EU Industrial and Trade Strategy under Geopolitical Tensions -Accelerated Movement towards "Strategic Autonomy"-

2022.04.07
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

China's Increased Emphasis on Stability and Its Economic Outlook ~Sustainability of China's Economy after the Party Congress~

2022.04.06
Shingo Takeshima, Senior Economist

How is China trying to capture the ASEAN economy?~ASEAN viewed from the inland cities/Chengdu and Chongqing~

2022.03.23
Hiroshi Kobayashi, Economist & Senior Specialist

How has Corona changed the Japanese car-sharing market? -Trends and Response Perspectives in the New Normal

2022.03.22
Masayuki Ogura, Nonresident Fellow

The Future of the Semiconductor Supply Chain - From the Perspective of US-China Technology Hegemony and Economic Security-

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2022.03.16
Toshiyuki Takahashi, Senior Economist

Rapidly expanding overseas business of major China's automotive companies -Promotion of new energy vehicles in Europe and Asia is also a tailwind-

2022.02.17
Yasuyuki Kuratsu, Nonresident Senior Fellow

Outlook for the World Economy and Financial Markets in 2022

2022.02.04
Keiichi Katakami, Chairman

Outlook for International Situation in 2022

2021.12.24
Nobukatsu Kanehara, Professor, Doshisha University

US-China Relations and Economic Security

2021.12.09
Hiroshi Kobayashi, Economist & Senior Specialist

Will Chinese consumers lead the world with the use of robot taxis? -"What will happen in the near future in the world's largest market" (comparison between Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Wuhan)

2021.11.26
Ken Koyama, Nonresident Senior Fellow

Trends of Decarbonization and International Energy Situation

2021.10.28
Nahoko Kitabayashi, Economist & Senior Specialist

India's Modi Government Fails to Make Decarbonization Pledge -India's Domestic Situation: Unable to Yield to Pressure from Developed Countries-

2021.10.27
Shingo Takeshima, Senior Economist

ASEAN-China Relations under the U.S.-China Conflict

2021.10.22
M. Chatib Basri, Adviser of IIES, Former Minister of Finance of Indonesia, Senior Lecturer of Uniersity of Indonesia

Post-COVID 19 Situation in ASEAN /Indonesia Under US-China Conflict

2021.10.15
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

What is the “Common Prosperity” that the Chinese Government is Trying to Achieve?

2021.09.30
Tomoki Kamo, Professor, Keio University

Characteristics of Policy Management under Xi Jinping Administration and Its Domestic and External Stability

2021.09.30
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

Xi Jinping Administration’s Goals for 2035 and their Characteristics: Strengthening Policy Involvement in Strategic Fields and Welfare

2021.09.28
Masayuki Ogura, Nonresident Fellow

Background and Trends of Regulations on ICT Giants - Comparison of Japan, the United States, Europe and China and Points of Countermeasures -

2021.09.27
Hiroshi Kobayashi, Senior Economist

Are there regional differences in the acceptance of self-driving taxis? - Comparison of 4 major cities in Japan, the US, Europe and China

2021.08.04
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

China's Ambition and Policies to Be A Science and Technology Superpower: How to Survive in China's New High-Tech Policy Environment

2021.07.16
Yoshiki Hatanaka, Nonresident Senior Fellow

The Recent Middle East and Oil Situation - Moves That May Turn the Tide

2021.07.16
Koichiro Tanaka, Professor, Keio University

Iran and the Middle East after the Presidential Election

2021.07.02
Kiyoto Ido, Vice Chairman

World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Markets

2021.06.25
Toshiyuki Takahashi, Senior Economist

China's Strives for Carbon Neutrality in 2060 and its Energy Situation

2021.05.19
Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

U.S. Recovering Strongly, But Unsustainably Drivers of the Global Outlook 2021-23

Mini Report -Kudan+[plas]-

“Kudan+ [plas]” provides brief accounts of the selected issues and views from what our researchers have become aware of and find useful through their daily research activities.

2022.08.09
Hidehiko Takiguchi, International Energy Consultant

Energy News from New York No.202: The World Changes, Energy Flow Changes

2022.08.05
Masayuki Ogura, Nonresident Fellow

How should we interpret the 7,500 excess suicides in the Corona Disaster?

2022.08.05
Bachtiar Alam, Associate Professor, University of Indonesia

Increasing spread of COVID-19:can the arrival of 4th wave be avoided? (Part 2)

2022.08.04
Bachtiar Alam, Associate Professor, University of Indonesia

Increasing spread of COVID-19:can the arrival of 4th wave be avoided? (Part 1)

2022.08.02
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

The Future of U.S. Policy Toward China and Implications for Japanese Companies (Part 2) Speaker: Mr. Ryo Sahashi (Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo)

2022.08.01
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

The Future of U.S. Policy Toward China and Implications for Japanese Companies (Part 1) Speaker: Mr. Ryo Sahashi (Associate Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo)

2022.07.27
Shingo Takeshima, Senior Economist

Challenges in the Third Year of the Second Jokowi Administration ~Political movements, continued economic recovery, capital relocation~

2022.07.20
Hidehiko Takiguchi, International Energy Consultant

Energy News from New York No.201: Tight Supply + Demand Destruction

2022.07.19
Kazuaki Ohishi, Senior Economist

Conservative Supreme Court deepens social divide in the U.S.

2022.07.15
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

“Governance Competition” across the Taiwan Strait over COVID-19 Enters Second Act: “Political Season” in Full Swing and Risks for Japanese Companies

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2022.07.11
Bachtiar Alam, Senior Lecturer, University of Indonesia

Jokowi announces second cabinet reshuffle: cooperation between political parties progresses toward the 2024 presidential election (Part 2)

2022.07.07
Bachtiar Alam, Senior Lecturer, University of Indonesia

Jokowi announces second cabinet reshuffle: cooperation between political parties progresses toward the 2024 presidential election (Part 1)

2022.06.30
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

Structural Changes in the Global Semiconductor Market and the Future of Supply-Demand Balance (Part 2) Speaker: Mr. Chris Hung (Director General and Senior Industry Consultant, Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute)

2022.06.29
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

Structural Changes in the Global Semiconductor Market and the Future of Supply-Demand Balance (Part 1) Speaker: Mr. Chris Hung (Director General and Senior Industry Consultant, Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute)

2022.06.27
Hidehiko Takiguchi, International Energy Consultant

Energy News from New York No.200: Buy Cut and Supply Cut are Same in the End

2022.06.27
Tomomi Okazaki, Former Senior Economist

Estimating the labor output gap of migration workers in Japan ― A shortage of 400,000 to 600,000 people in the next 20 years? ―

2022.06.20
Shingo Takeshima, Senior Economist

30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, former Soviet Republics move away from Russia ~Trajectories of 15 countries including Russia and Ukraine from the data~

2022.06.14
Nahoko Kitabayashi, Economist & Senior Specialist

India’s ”Smart Cities Mission” that Failed

2022.06.14
Takuma Hashimoto, Senior Economist

What is the current debate on the EU's ban on sales of Internal Combustion Engine Cars and Vans? ~European Parliament agrees on 2035 sales ban~

2022.06.13
Hidehiko Takiguchi, International Energy Consultant

Energy News from New York No.199: $100 to Fill Up

2022.06.06
Bachtiar Alam, Senior Lecturer, University of Indonesia

1Q GDP growth rate showed a recovery trend:Controversy continues over the capital relocation plan (Part 2)

2022.06.03
Bachtiar Alam, Senior Lecturer, University of Indonesia

1Q GDP growth rate showed a recovery trend:Controversy continues over the capital relocation plan (Part 1)

2022.06.02
Toshiyuki Takahashi, Senior Economist

New Energy Vehicles(NEV) in China: For recharging NEV, Battery swapping Methods also gather Attention. (Part 2) ~Batteries on new energy vehicles are the one of key element of the national energy system.~

2022.06.01
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

"Taiwan Contingency Scenarios and Their Possibilities: Is Today's Ukraine Tomorrow's Taiwan? (Part 2)" Speaker: Mr. Rira Momma (Director, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense)

2022.05.31
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

"Taiwan Contingency Scenarios and Their Possibilities: Is Today's Ukraine Tomorrow's Taiwan? (Part 1)" Speaker: Mr. Rira Momma (Director, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies, Ministry of Defense)

2022.05.24
Atsunari Nishio, Senior Economist

Looking back at Golden Week 2022 - To what extent has the movement of people within Japan recovered?

2022.05.23
Hidehiko Takiguchi, International Energy Consultant

Energy News from New York No.198: Elusive, Strange World

2022.05.19
Nahoko Kitabayashi, Economist & Senior Specialist

The Biden Administration's China Policy and Prospects for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework by Junichi SUGAWARA, Executive Research Officer (Principal),, Mizuho Research & Technologies: Trade Policy Seminar Part Ⅲ-No.5

2022.05.18
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

" The Future of China’s Policy toward Taiwan: What Lessons Have China and Taiwan Learned from the Ukraine Conflict? (Part 2)" Speaker: Mr. Yasuhiro Matsuda (Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo)

2022.05.17
Shingo Ito, Senior Economist

" The Future of China’s Policy toward Taiwan: What Lessons Have China and Taiwan Learned from the Ukraine Conflict? (Part 1)" Speaker: Mr. Yasuhiro Matsuda (Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo)