On May 30, 2023, the Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG), under the leadership of Director Kazuto Suzuki, submitted a booklet containing the results of an economic security survey of 100 companies and their voices to Sanae Takaichi, Minister of State for Economic Security. The booklet conveyed over 60 opinions and requests received from companies in response to the question, “What do you expect most from the Minister of State for Economic Security?” Furthermore, discussions were held primarily based on an essay by the Chief Researcher of the Institute of Geoeconomics regarding the security clearance system aimed at legislation by Minister Takaichi. The Institute of Geoeconomics will continue to fulfill its role, serving as a hub connecting government, academia, and industry.
Thank you, Minister Takaichi, and all the companies that cooperated in the survey, for your assistance.
The Institute of Geoeconomics (IOG) conducted a survey on economic security among 100 Japanese companies, marking its second implementation succeeding the survey of 2021 by the Asia Pacific Initiative (API). The survey reveals cost increase and anxiety for future operations of Japanese firms due to Russia’s invasion in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia, alongside their increased awareness of rising US-Chinese tensions and Taiwan Contingency. Struggling to find a balance between security and economic activities, Japanese firms have strengthened information security and supply chain resilience. Click here for the details.
Geoeconomic Briefing is a series featuring researchers at the IOG focused on Japan’s challenges in that field. It will also provide analyses of the state of the world and trade risks, as well as technological and industrial structures.
The Institute for Geoeconomics (Director: Kazuto Suzuki) submitted “Nine Check Items for the G7 Summit Highlighted by the Institute of Geoeconomics” to the Economic Security Policy Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 11th and the International Public Relations Office of the Cabinet Office on May 13th, in preparation for the G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023. Click here for the details.