December 21, 2021
Japan OKs Record $317 Billion Extra Budget for COVID, Economy
By Mari Yamaguchi
The budget largely is to fund COVID-19 measures, including booster shot vaccines and cash payouts.
December 16, 2021
What to Expect From Japan’s ‘Economic Security’ Legislation
By Daisuke Akimoto
The Kishida administration has emphasized economic security, but what does it mean?
October 14, 2021
What Is Kishidanomics?
By Daisuke Akimoto and Larissa Stünkel
Can Japan achieve the new prime minister’s plan for income doubling and economic security?
October 07, 2020
Suganomics: Abenomics Minus Yasukuni?
By Anthony Fensom
Can Japan's new PM get the economy back on track in a nation facing a global pandemic, mounting debt and adverse demographics?
September 25, 2020
Can Japan’s New Suga Administration Steer the Battered Economy Toward Growth?
By Thisanka Siripala
All eyes are on the Suga administration’s policy agenda after committing to advancing his predecessor’s Abenomics growth strategy.
March 31, 2020
Interview: Robert Ward and Yuka Koshino on Geo-Economics in East Asia
By Franz-Stefan Gady
Geo-economics can be a subtle tool of statecraft, but not all such tools are benign and their deployment can be destabilizing for countries as well as the international system.
March 10, 2020
Japan’s Economy Shrinks 7 Percent in Last Quarter, Risks Recession
By Associated Press
Japan's first economic contraction in more than a year started even before the coronavirus panic.
August 16, 2017
No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
By Anthony Fensom
Tokyo beat growth expectations last quarter -- scoring a sixth straight quarter of growth. But there's more work to do.
January 20, 2017
Can Japan Lead Asia's Economic Order?
By Paul Nadeau
Tokyo can be a champion of the economic order if Abe is prepared to lead.