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Japanese Election: Abe’s Mandate?
January 15, 2015
Japanese Election: Abe’s Mandate?
Understanding Abe’s mandate requires understanding what a political mandate really is.
Japanese Election: Abe’s Mandate?
Another Election in Tokyo
November 22, 2014
Another Election in Tokyo
The ruling coalition already has a huge majority in the Japanese parliament. So why go to the polls early?
Another Election in Tokyo
Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
November 21, 2014
Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
Record corporate dividends have not translated into higher wages and a “virtuous economic cycle.”
Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
Will History Repeat in Japan?
November 18, 2014
Will History Repeat in Japan?
Poor economic data prompt election talk and put the next consumption tax hike in doubt.
Will History Repeat in Japan?
Recession Returns to Japan
November 17, 2014
Recession Returns to Japan
Monday’s dismal figures put Japan on track for elections and a further tax delay.
Recession Returns to Japan
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
November 14, 2014
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
As opposition to the tax builds, Japan must find a way to support its bold economic moves.
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
November 13, 2014
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
A December election would be an Abenomics referendum, and an open door to a stronger military.
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
November 11, 2014
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
An attempt to justify a change in course over the tax hike could backfire for the prime minister.
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
Will Japan Follow Through on its Next Tax Hike?
October 27, 2014
Will Japan Follow Through on its Next Tax Hike?
Declining approval and internal dissent are hindering Abe’s promise of fiscal responsibility.
Will Japan Follow Through on its Next Tax Hike?
Further Headwinds for Abenomics
October 02, 2014
Further Headwinds for Abenomics
The Japanese economy continues to lose momentum.
Further Headwinds for Abenomics
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
September 16, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
The Japanese prime minister has his eye on tax reform and Japan’s looming population crisis.
Shinzo Abe’s Big Plans for the Coming Diet Session
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