Research Interests

My academic specialty is Public Finance and recent research interests are tax reform, local government finance, fiscal decentralization. Today, Japan is facing a decrease in a total of population and the graying of population. Under this situation, in order to vitalize the economy, how should the tax system to be reform? How can local governments work more effectively?  Isn’t the decentralized fiscal system more desirable for our future than the present centralized system?  My research focuses on these matters.

I also work for the national and local governments as a member of many advisory committees.