As Japan's first totally private, nonprofit and completely independent think tank, the Research Division of the Tokyo Foundation is dedicated to a broad range of policy research and to the presentation of sound policy recommendations based on these studies.
As part of our endeavor to contribute to Japanese policy studies, we publish a Japanese-language newsletter called Intellectual Cabinet twice a month based on the discussions at the "Intellectual Cabinet Policy Conference," a forum of high-level policy researchers. The newsletter aims to help create a pluralistic policy process in Japan by providing responsible and constructive policy debate and proposing original policy initiatives.
Intellectual Cabinet 2000 is our first English-language digest of the newsletter, compiled using some of the key issues discussed in the newsletter during the year.
It is our sincere hope that this booklet will introduce current policy debate to a wider audience throughout the world and help foster global policy dialogue on various issues.
THE TOKYO FOUNDATION