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Links with East Asia for a recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Geographical Simulation Analysis

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  • Ikumo Isono

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

  • Fukunari Kimura

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

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Japan is now struggling for a recovery from the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Although trunk logistic infrastructure has quickly been restored, some local infrastructure is likely to take a longer time to re-establish. The theory of new economic geography suggests that temporary interruption of infrastructure services may generate long-term negative effects on the Tohoku region and Japan as a whole because some of the economic activities may move away. We argue that strengthening links with East Asia is a key supplementary policy for achieving a full economic recovery. Our Geographical Simulation Model assesses economic effects of several policy scenarios.

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Paper provided by Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in its series Working Papers with number PB-2011-03.

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Length: 12 pages.
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2011
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Handle: RePEc:era:wpaper:pb-2011-03

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  1. Ikumo Isono & Satoru Kumagai, 2013. "Long-run Economic Impacts of Thai Flooding: Geographical Simulation Analysis," Working Papers DP-2013-08, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

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