Yoshinori Kon

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The views in this paper are solely the responsibility of the authors and should not be interpreted as reflecting the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Miyao for their helpful comments; and Shuichi Uemura for his administrative help, especially in conducting the RIETI survey. Abstract(More)
OVERVIEW: We have developed signaling systems to increase the transportation capacity and ease rush-hour traffic in metropolitan areas. This is achieved by using an on-board controller that generates a parabolic braking pattern according to the limit of movement authority (LMA) transmitted from digital field controllers. One system is called “the digital(More)
  • OGURA Yoshiaki, Yukiko Umeno, +7 authors Yasunobu Tomoda
  • 2015
We demonstrate theoretically and empirically that monopolistic or collusive banks will keep lending to a loss-making firm at an interest rate lower than the prime rate if the firm is located in an influential position in an inter-firm supply network. An influential firm generates a positive externality, and its exit damages sales in the supply network. To(More)
The Japan Family Planning Association (JFPA), begun in 1955, is a private self-supporting organization in cooperation with the government and local agencies. JFPA supports family planning and maternal health programs at the grassroots level by training family planning workers in a 40 hour course, publishing a monthly newsletter, producing educational(More)
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