Japan's economy implications for Australia

Japan's economy implications for Australia

17 August 2000

© Commonwealth of Australia 2000
ISBN 0 642 71056 2

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Membership of the Committee (PDF 49KB)


Terms of reference (PDF 57KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 355KB)

Map—Asia Pacific region

Chapter 2 - Australia and Japan—Natural Partners (PDF 54KB)
Chapter 3 - Japan—On the threshold of a new millennium (PDF 358KB)

Postwar Japan
1980s—bubble economy
1990—collapse of the bubble economy
The Reform Packages of 1996—economic, financial and fiscal
1997—the Japanese economy heads for recession
1998—the Obuchi Cabinet for Economic Revival
1999—hint of recovery

Chapter 4 - Japan—On the edge of change (PDF 375KB)

The Japanese economy
Stimulus packages
The push and pull for reform
Reform in the face of opposition
The momentum of change

Chapter 5 - Australia and Japan—A trading tradition (PDF 367KB)

A cautious beginning
Toward the Australia-Japan Agreement on Commerce
Japan becomes Australia’s major trading partner

Chapter 6 - Japan’s economic woes and Australia’s prospects (PDF 494KB)

Statistical overview of Australia’s trade with Japan from 1990
Minerals and energy exports to Japan
Agricultural exports to Japan
Export of services to Japan

Chapter 7 - Recession, reform and opportunities (PDF 644KB)

Changes in the Japanese market place
The Japanese economy—reform, restructuring and opportunities
Value-adding in Australia
Japan’s foreign investment in Australia
Map—East Asian hemisphere

Chapter 8 - Japan’s Relations with its leading trading partners (PDF 204KB)

Japan’s place in Asia
The Asian economic crisis
The Japan-United States trade relationship
The China-Japan trade relationship

Chapter 9 - Understanding and partnership (PDF 141KB)

Commitment to deepening the Australia-Japan relationship
Role of government
Role of business

Appendix 1 - List of Submissions (PDF 44KB)
Appendix 2 - List of Witnesses who appeared before the Committee at public hearings (PDF 78KB)
Appendix 3 - Agreement on Commerce between Australia and Japan, 1957 (PDF 87KB)
Appendix 4 - Submission of the Australian Government to the Japanese Government on the Deregulation Promotion Program (PDF 114KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3538
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: fadt.sen@aph.gov.au