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FY 2006/2007 Research Topic: 2-04b
The Global Network Economy and Logistics in East Asia: Issues and Prospects


In the world of information and deregulation, the formation of a networked economy on a global scale has increased competition between companies, and promoted a major change in distribution and logistics. In East Asia, an area of high economic growth, multinational enterprises, mainly in manufacturing industries, play a major role. These companies move into places with greater advantages. For this reason, all governments need to maintain infrastructure and carry out deregulation (or in some cases develop regulations and legislation).

This study aims to clarify problem for East Asia's distribution and logistics from the perspective of continuing sustainable development in the future including the middle and long term. We analyze the present conditions and problems of distribution and logistics in East Asia and offer prospects for the future. Through these analyses and prospects, we provide fundamental documents and information to institutions with an interest in this area.


November 2005 - March 2007


FUJISAKI Shigeaki (Inter-Disciplinary Studies Center)

Members of the Research Project

FUJISAKI Shigeaki (Inter-Disciplinary Studies Center)
ISHIKAWA Koichi (Professor, Institute for Asian Studies, Asia University)
WANG Zheng Ren (Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)
OTAKA Toshiki (Deputy General Manager, Research Group, NYK Line)
KOJIMA Sueo (Professor, School of Asia 21, Kokushikan University)
TATARA Toru (Special Adviser to the Dean)
NEGISHI Hirokazu (Senior Manager, Study Group on Chinese Logistics)
MIURA Yoshio (Representative, China Ports & Logistics Society)


The results of the study will be published in I.D.E. Study Series in 2007.