Hugh Patrick continues his study of Japan’s current economic performance, monetary policy, and institutional changes. His most recent paper is his annual essay on the current Japanese economy, Japan’s Economy: Moderate Performance, Puzzles Persist. During 2015–2016, Professor Patrick gave policy-oriented talks based on his research at conferences and private meetings. He is an active participant in a range of conferences about Japan and Asia. He made trips to Japan in fall 2015 and spring 2016, and to Korea in spring 2016 and had meetings with senior policy advisors and business leaders. He was featured widely in the media, including in such outlets as Nikkei, Jiji News Bulletin, and NHK’s “Global Agenda” program.