Mitsuhiro MIMURA

Senior Research Fellow, Research Division

Mitsuhiro MIMURA

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1969 Born in Osaka
1993 Graduated from the Korean Language Department, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Osaka University of Foreign Studies
1995 Graduated from the Law Department, School of Law, Osaka University
1997 Completed preliminary period of research for Ph.D. in law at the Graduate School of Law, Osaka University
2001 Completed final period of research for Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Law, Osaka University and awarded Ph.D.
2001 Joined ERINA, Research Fellow, Research Division
2006 Associate Senior Research Fellow, Research Division, ERINA
2011 Director, Senior Research Fellow, Research Division, ERINA

Other

FY2007-FY2009 Part-time lecturer (Constitution of Japan) at the Niigata University School of General Education
FY2002 Part-time lecturer, Faculty of Law, Niigata University (Special Lecture: ROK Law)
External member, JETRO Institute of Developing Economies reserch group
External member, Sasakawa Peace Foundation research group
FY2003 Part-time lecturer, Keiwa College
Part-time lecturer, Niigata Womens’s College (Research into Contemporary South Korea)

Major Projects & Research Interests

  • The DPRK economy
  • North–South economic exchange on the Korean Peninsula
  • Northeast Asian economic exchange
  • Economic legislation of the DPRK and China
  • North–South relations and legislation on the Korean Peninsula

FY2013 Research / Activities / Projects

  • Changes in the DPRK and the Northeast Asian economy
  • Improvement of the Northeast Asian intellectual foundation

Activities at ERINA

FY2012 Research into the DPRK economy
Research concerning Northeast Asian economic cooperation
Maintenance and expansion of an international research exchange network
FY2011 Research into the DPRK economy
Research concerning Northeast Asian economic cooperation
Maintenance and expansion of an international research exchange network
FY2010 Research into the DPRK economy
Research concerning Northeast Asian economic cooperation
Maintenance and expansion of an international research exchange network
FY2009 Research into the DPRK economy
Research concerning Northeast Asian economic cooperation
Maintenance and expansion of an international research exchange network
FY2008 Research into the DPRK economy
Research concerning Northeast Asian economic cooperation
Maintenance and expansion of an international research exchange network
FY2007 Research into the DPRK economy
Research concerning Northeast Asian economic cooperation
Maintenance and expansion of an international research exchange network

Major Publications

Books: Title Publishing Company Year of Publication
“The Economic Policy of the New DPRK Administration and the Future DPRK” in “A Realignment of the Order on the Korean Peninsula”, written and edited by Masao Okonogi and Junya Nishino [in Japanese] Keio University Press 2013
“DPRK Legislation as a Mirror Reflecting the DPRK Economy” in “North Korea from the Economic Viewpoint”, compiled by Teruo Komaki and ERINA, pp. 185-203 [in Japanese] Akashi Shoten 2010
“The Development of Mining and Manufacturing Industries in the DPRK” in “North Korea from the Economic Viewpoint”, compiled by Teruo Komaki and ERINA, pp. 53-69 [in Japanese] Akashi Shoten 2010
“Economic Reforms and Changes in the Actual Situation of the Economy” in “The DPRK and Human Security”, compiled by Masao Okonogi and Atsuhito Isozaki, pp. 89-111 [in Japanese] Keio University Press 2009
Chapter 7 “External Economic Legislation” in “Lectures on Contemporary Chinese Legislation”, 3rd edition, written and edited by Kojiro Nishimura, pp. 118-136 [in Japanese] Houritsu Bunka Sha 2008
“North–South Economic Relations since the North–South Summit” in “The Contemporary ROK Economy: An evolving paradigm”, compiled by ERINA, pp. 231-243 [in Japanese] Nippon Hyoronsha Co., Ltd. 2005
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” in “Law on the Internet”, written and edited by Makoto Ibusuki and Tsuneharu Yonemaru, pp. 75-85 [in Japanese] Nippon Hyoronsha Co., Ltd. 2004
“Lectures on Contemporary Chinese Legislation”, written and edited by Kojiro Nishimura, pp. 118-136 [in Japanese] Houritsu Bunka Sha 2001
“Internet: Gateway to the Foreign Law”, written and edited by Makoto Ibusuki, pp. 156-165 [in Japanese] Nippon Hyoronsha Co., Ltd. 1998
Translations: Title Publishing Company Year of Publication
“Overview of China’s Nationality Legislation”, written and edited by Wu Zongjin, translation supervised by Kojiro Nishimura, pp. 143-222 [in Japanese] Seibundo 1998

Major Papers

DPRK Economic Developments and the Prospects for a Japan-Sea Economic Subregion: The DPRK Connecting China, the ROK and Japan [in Japanese]J+C Economic Journal, No. 203, pp. 20–23Japan–China Economic AssociationDecember 2010Legislation as a Means to the Realization of Economic Policy in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Process of Its Development [in Japanese]Asian Law Studies, 2009 edition, pp. 1-19Japanese Association of Asian Law2009

Papers: Title Journal Publisher Year of Publication
The DPRK’s Economic Reform and the Challenges Thereto [in Japanese] The Japan Institute of International Affairs 2012 Research Project “The DPRK in 2012” Analysis Report The Japan Institute of International Affairs 2013
The Key Lies in the Actual Systematization: The challenges for the DPRK’s economic reform [in Japanese] “Reformer”, November 2012 edition Japan Forum for Research in Public Policy November 2012
The Actual State of the Mystery-Shrouded DPRK Economy and the Potential for the “Introduction of a Market Economy” [in Japanese] Economist, 7 February 2012 edition, pp. 87–89 Mainichi Shimbun February 2012
The Borders Encircling the DPRK: The Potential for the Formation of a New Order in Northeast Asia [in Japanese] “Kokusaiseiji” [International Politics], No. 162, pp. 99–113 The Japan Association of International Relations December 2010
Current Status of the Economy in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [in Japanese; Abstract in English] ERINA Report Vol. 78, pp. 1-14 ERINA November 2007
Deepening of Economic Cooperation between the Two Koreas and Its Legal Control in the ROK [in Japanese with English summary] Journal of the Japan Sea Rim Studies, No. 13, pp. 50–65 The Association for the Japan Sea Rim Studies 2007
Transition of the North–South Relationship and Its Control by Law in the Republic of Korea [in Japanese with English summary] Journal of the Japan Sea Rim Studies, No. 10, pp. 24–37 The Association for the Japan Sea Rim Studies 2005
The Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow of the Economic Relationship between Japan and the DPRK [in English] Korea’s Economy 2004, Vol. 20, pp. 87-93 Korea Economic Institute June 2004
The Foreign Investment Related Laws and Domestic Laws of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [in Japanese] Comparative Law Studies, No. 64, pp. 179-184 Japan Society of Comparative Law 2003
The 1998 Amendment of the Constitution and the Law on People’s Economic Plans of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [in Japanese] Journal of the Japan Sea Rim Studies, No. 6, pp. 44–54 The Association for the Japan Sea Rim Studies October 2000
The New Economic Strategy and the 1998 Amendment of the Constitution of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [in Japanese] Osaka Law, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 219-243 The Law Association of Osaka University May 1999
The Functions and Limitations of Legislation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: With a focus on the period after the collapse of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe [in Japanese] Osaka Law, Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 163-187 The Law Association of Osaka University February 1998
Research Notes: Title Journal Publisher Year of Publication
The Holding of the Plenary Meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee and the North Korean Economy in the Future [in Korean and Japanese] KDI Review of the North Korean Economy, Vol. 12, No. 10, pp. 37–44 Korea Development Institute October 2010
The Special Feature on the Economy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [in Japanese and English] ERINA Report Vol. 83, pp. 1-4 ERINA September 2008
Jilin Province’s Vision for Setting Up Routes into Russia and the DPRK—The Key to the Development of the Northeast [in Japanese] Economist, Vol. 85, No. 66, pp. 122-124 Mainichi Shimbun December 2007
Overseas Information: The Changing DPRK Economy [in Japanese] Research Monthly Bulletin of the Japan Economic Research Institute, No. 347, pp. 36-40 The Japan Economic Research Institute (JERI) April 2007
ERINA Economic Seminar: DPRK Economic Trends and China–DPRK Relations [in Japanese] Monthly Bulletin of Kyushu Economic Research, Vol. 61 (No. 724), pp. 13-21 Kyushu Economic Research Center March 2007
Recent Developments in Legislation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea [in Japanese] ERINA Report Vol. 74, pp. 13-41 ERINA March 2007
Recent Amendments to Foreign Investment Related Laws in the DPRK [six-part series in Japanese with summaries in English] ERINA Report Vols. 48-53 ERINA October 2002 – August 2003