Shiro Armstrong is an economist and Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

He is also Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Editor of the East Asia Forum, Director of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and Research Associate at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at the Columbia Business School.

Fields of expertise



Japan’s ageing population is ticking towards disaster

Will the last Japanese person please turn off the lights? Last year Japan’s total population fell by 538,000, bringing…

31 January 2023


Australia must keep Japan central to its future plans

Australia needs to ramp up its already strong ties with Japan in the face of rapidly accelerating economic,…

22 November 2021


Chinese investment in Australia plunges to record low

Chinese investment in Australia fell by over 61 per cent in 2020, according to new data from the…


Japan visit cements strategic ties for Australia

Australia and Japan are expected to reach a defence agreement that entrenches an “elevated strategic relationship” during Prime…

17 November 2020

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