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The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
October 03, 2017
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
The stakes in Japan's October 2017 are high, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking a new mandate to handle North Korea.
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
September 28, 2017
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is capitalizing on his recently higher approval ratings to renew his party's mandate.
Abe Dissolves the Diet, Snap Elections Set for October
Tokyo Global Financial Center Under the Spotlight Again
September 26, 2017
Tokyo Global Financial Center Under the Spotlight Again
What does Japan need to do to make Tokyo a true global financial center?
Tokyo Global Financial Center Under the Spotlight Again
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
August 16, 2017
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
Tokyo beat growth expectations last quarter -- scoring a sixth straight quarter of growth. But there's more work to do.
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
June 06, 2017
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
2017 could mark a turning point for the prime minister's signature economic reform policy.
Abenomics Back On Track as Japan's Abe Marks Longevity Record
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
February 16, 2017
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
Shinzo Abe is confident that Trump is on board with Japanese monetary practices.
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
Japan’s Cheap Money Era May Be Ending
January 30, 2017
Japan’s Cheap Money Era May Be Ending
Japan is hopeful about the prospects of long-hoped-for inflation rates in the Year of the Rooster.
Japan’s Cheap Money Era May Be Ending
Asia’s New Year Resolutions for 2017
January 03, 2017
Asia’s New Year Resolutions for 2017
Suggested goals for Asia's major economies in the new year.
Asia’s New Year Resolutions for 2017
Groundhog Day in Japan
December 16, 2016
Groundhog Day in Japan
What to expect after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s term extension as leader of Japan’s ruling party.
Groundhog Day in Japan
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
November 23, 2016
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
The phenomenon may be suggestive of an underlying economic opportunity for Japan.
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
The Great De-Privatization: From Japan Inc. to Inc. Japan
August 05, 2016
The Great De-Privatization: From Japan Inc. to Inc. Japan
Driven by quantitative easing, the ownership structure of Japan’s stock market is undergoing fundamental change.
The Great De-Privatization: From Japan Inc. to Inc. Japan
A Weaker Yen Is Coming: Who Are The Winners and Losers?
July 24, 2016
A Weaker Yen Is Coming: Who Are The Winners and Losers?
The BOJ is determined to reverse the recent strengthening of Japan’s currency.
A Weaker Yen Is Coming: Who Are The Winners and Losers?
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
July 20, 2016
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
An interview with Donna Weeks on Japan's election result and its implications for the future of Japanese politics.
Interview: Weak Japan Opposition Loses Ground
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
July 19, 2016
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
Japan has largely escaped the wave of turmoil gripping the West. Can it take advantage of the chance to lead?
Japan and the West’s Crisis of Confidence
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
July 13, 2016
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
The prime minister wins a mandate on further reforms. Can he deliver?
Japan’s Elections: A Vote For Abenomics
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
July 12, 2016
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
After a big victory by the ruling coalition, all eyes turn toward the potential for economic reforms.
Japan Election Results: It's the Economy, Abe
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