Abenomics’ Structural Reform Problem
July 11, 2014
Abenomics’ Structural Reform Problem
Abe’s economic policies still provide short-term relief, but are they a long-term solution?
Abenomics’ Structural Reform Problem
Interview: Naoyuki Yoshino
July 10, 2014
Interview: Naoyuki Yoshino
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino on the future of Japan and East Asia’s economic growth.
Interview: Naoyuki Yoshino
Japan Banking on Southeast Asian Consumers
July 04, 2014
Japan Banking on Southeast Asian Consumers
The region’s growing consumers represent a new avenue for growth as companies shift investment.
Japan Banking on Southeast Asian Consumers
TPP Meetings Another Chance for Japan to Reform
June 30, 2014
TPP Meetings Another Chance for Japan to Reform
The US and Japan attempt to iron out differences while there is still time for Japan to join and substantially change its economy.
TPP Meetings Another Chance for Japan to Reform
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
June 12, 2014
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
Commodity exporters and emerging economies are exposed to any slowdown in the Chinese economy.
China Slowdown To Hit Asia Hard
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
June 09, 2014
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
Abe floats some details of his upcoming economic restructuring, with signs the measures may fall short of expectations.
Japan’s Corporate Tax Cut May Disappoint
BOJ Hints at Tapering, Emphasizes Reform
May 27, 2014
BOJ Hints at Tapering, Emphasizes Reform
As signs of inflation emerge, some central bank officials want Abe to follow through with structural reforms.
BOJ Hints at Tapering, Emphasizes Reform
China and Japan's Regional Economic Laboratories
May 14, 2014
China and Japan's Regional Economic Laboratories
Special zones are designed to boost or reform economies, but could also help encourage stability.
China and Japan's Regional Economic Laboratories
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
April 24, 2014
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
If the Japanese government wants to revive its nuclear power industry, it will need to engage with the public.
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
April 18, 2014
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
As the region’s largest economy slows, what impact will it have on the rest of Asia?
China Slows – Will Asia Follow?
Interview With David Pilling
April 01, 2014
Interview With David Pilling
The Diplomat's Justin McDonnell spoke with the Financial Times Asia Editor David Pilling.
Interview With David Pilling
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
March 21, 2014
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
Japanese consumers face higher sales taxes from April 1. Will this derail the recovery?
Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike?
Park Warns South Korea: Change or Perish
February 28, 2014
Park Warns South Korea: Change or Perish
The president announces plans to wean the country from its export-dependent model.
Park Warns South Korea: Change or Perish
Rhetoric Not Enough for Japan’s Working Women
October 28, 2013
Rhetoric Not Enough for Japan’s Working Women
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be keen to tout Japan’s untapped labor force, but will he go beyond the rhetoric?
Rhetoric Not Enough for Japan’s Working Women
Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?
September 29, 2013
Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?
Hosting major events like the Olympics brings some well-known issues. Tokyo would be wise to address them now.
Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?
2020 Olympics: A Fourth Arrow for Abenomics?
September 10, 2013
2020 Olympics: A Fourth Arrow for Abenomics?
Tokyo’s successful bid should boost Japan’s economy, and may help Abe get other reforms done.
2020 Olympics: A Fourth Arrow for Abenomics?
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