Ken Itakura

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BACKGROUND Embryonic stem cell-specific gene (ESG) 1, which encodes a KH-domain containing protein, is specifically expressed in early embryos, germ cells, and embryonic stem (ES) cells. Previous studies identified genomic clones containing the mouse ESG1 gene and five pseudogenes. However, their chromosomal localizations or physiological functions have not(More)
The GDyn Data Base, used with the Dynamic GTAP model, is based on the GTAP Data Base (Dimaranan, 2005), which describes the global economy in a given year (2001 for the GTAP 6 Data Base). The GTAP Data Base is augmented with additional data required for the Dynamic version of the GTAP model. This chapter covers the preparation of these additional elements(More)
This paper pinpoints the impact of Japanese electronic machinery FDIs on productivity at home. Our analysis is based on the activity level of firms and not on their ready-made level. For example, if a firm has more than two kinds of activities such as upstream activity and downstream activity, we treat these activities as different. Our empirical results(More)
In this paper we compare welfare effects and the extent of sectoral adjustments under the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) accords using a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model from the perspective of Japan. The ambitious goals of both organizations, as well as(More)
In this paper we compare welfare effects and the extent of sectoral adjustments of the member countries under alternative free trade agreement (FTA) sequencings in the Asia-Pacific region using a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. If a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement under one sequencing and an East Asian FTA (EAFTA) under another(More)
The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the publicly available software – RunDynam – which is used to carry out the applications presented in Part III of this book. The RunDynam program is based on the GEMPACK suite of software (Harrison and Pearson, 1999), which is specifically designed to solve non-linear general equilibrium models.(More)
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