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Changes in Economic Relations between Japan and Korea (2018_2_40_003)


In recent years, trade and investment between Japan and South Korea has been stagnating or declining. It is thought that economic relations between these two countries have been changing from a conventional vertical division of labor to harsh competition. This suggests that Korea's industrial competitiveness has improved as a whole, including materials, parts, and machinery, which have been considered as weak points in the past. On the other hand, new moves toward a horizontal division of labor are beginning to appear. This study analyzes the recent changes in Japan-Korea economic relations and the factors therein, thereby clarifying Korea's industrial competitiveness and its challenges, and aiming to explore the possibility of new Japan-Korea economic cooperation.


April 2018 - March 2020

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Abe Makoto
[ Co-researcher ] Momomoto Kazuhiro (Nakasone Pease Institute, Senior Researh Fellow)
[ Co-researcher ] Watanabe Yuichi
[ Co-researcher ] Okuda Satoru (Asia University, Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Yoshioka Hidemi (Faculty of Law, Kumamoto University, Professor)
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