International Symposium on

gTax Reform in Globalization Era: World Trend and Japan's Choiceh


supported by
The 21st Century Public Policy Institute of Japan Business Federation and
Japan Tax Institute


Date:
February 22 (Fri.) | 23 (Sat.), 2008
Place:

Feb.22 - Tokyo Station Conference (room 602)
Feb.23 - Institute of Japan Business Federation (room 1002)

 



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Tax policies around the world face challenge in new economic environments, i.e., economic globalization and aging society. In many countries, tax reform has been conducted or discussed to sustain economic development along with reasonable degree of equity, whereas assuring adequate and stable revenue. Japan is not exception of this trend. In the last decade, this country has experienced surge of public debts up to 140 percents of GDP. With society being aging, moreover, there will increase social expenditure such as health care and pension in the next decades. It is then urgent to restructure tax system to deal with these circumstances. Such reform must be comprehensive, covering PIT, CIT and consumption tax. In the attempt to learn international experiences of tax issues and their challenges, International and Public Policy Program at Hitotsubashi University organizes the international symposium titled gTax reform in Globalization era: World trend and Japan's choiceh in February 2008.

 

We consider that tax reforms should be designed based upon evidence and theoretical foundation, whereas they also need to account for political and institutional practices. Taking this opportunity, we hope to bring together academic researchers and policy makers and exchange views on tax policy and reform.

 

This symposium is organized by Center of Excellence Project Research on Economic Systems of Hitotsubashi University and supported by the 21st Century Public Policy Institute of Japan Business Federation and Japan Tax Institute.