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Japanese Think Tank, A

Exploring Alternative Models

Document date: September 01, 1993
Released online: September 01, 1993
This report contains four discussions on establishing a think tank in Japan. Part 1 details why Japan needs one and why existing institutions have not filled and cannot fill this role. Part 2 outlines how an analyst manages research and influences public policy formation by presenting a week in the life of a senior member of an American think tank. Part 3 addresses the results of consultations with knowledgeable Americans and Europeans concerning their perceptions about establishing a Japanese think tank. Part 4 explains models for a Japanese think tank based on alternatives observed in the United States and Europe and informed by conditions in Japan.

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