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Japan and economic integration in East Asia: post-disaster scenario

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  • Masahisa Fujita

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  • Nobuaki Hamaguchi

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As regional integration proceeds in East Asia, intermediate goods production of advanced technology has been locked in Japan despite the dispersion forces of high factor costs. However, the disastrous earthquake in 2011 may have revealed supply chain disruption risk as another dispersion force. We analyze how these dispersion forces affect the specialization in intermediate goods production of Japan and discuss future competitive challenges for the Japanese economy under deindustrialization from the spatial economics viewpoint.
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  • Masahisa Fujita & Nobuaki Hamaguchi, 2012. "Japan and economic integration in East Asia: post-disaster scenario," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 48(2), pages 485-500, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:48:y:2012:i:2:p:485-500 DOI: 10.1007/s00168-011-0484-y
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    1. Evert Meijers & Martijn Burger & Masahisa Fujita & Nobuaki Hamaguchi, 2016. "Supply chain internationalization in East Asia: Inclusiveness and risks," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 95(1), pages 81-100, March.
    2. Athukorala, Prema-chandra & Yamashita, Nobuaki, 2006. "Production fragmentation and trade integration: East Asia in a global context," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 17(3), pages 233-256, December.
    3. Masafumi Fujita & Hamaguchi Nobuaki & Junko Sagara & Bianca Adam, 2012. "Economic Impacts," World Bank Other Operational Studies 16151, The World Bank.
    4. Federica Ranghieri, 2014. "Learning from megadisasters: lessons learnt from the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami," ECONOMICS AND POLICY OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2014(3), pages 5-17.

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    Keywords

    F15; R11; O53;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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