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Japan’s PM Kishida Faces a Crucial National Election
June 24, 2022

Japan’s PM Kishida Faces a Crucial National Election

By Purnendra Jain and Takeshi Kobayashi
Amid economic turmoil, how will Japan’s ruling bloc fare in upper house polls on July 10?

Japan’s Weak Yen Hampers Its Post-COVID Recovery
May 12, 2022

Japan’s Weak Yen Hampers Its Post-COVID Recovery

By Thisanka Siripala
The Japanese yen has tumbled to its lowest level, pinching household purses and clouding Japan’s economic outlook.
What’s Behind Japan’s Continued COVID-19 Border Restrictions?
May 02, 2022

What’s Behind Japan’s Continued COVID-19 Border Restrictions?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan remains closed to international tourists and has not yet made plans to reopen despite a global trend to lift pandemic entry restrictions.

Is Japan Willing to Pay the Price of Sanctioning Russia?
April 22, 2022

Is Japan Willing to Pay the Price of Sanctioning Russia?

By Christopher Edward Carroll
Prime Minister Kishida has moved forward with sanctions on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. So far the public is willing to shoulder the economic burden.  

Japan Resets Its Role in Europe in the Wake of Ukraine War
March 28, 2022

Japan Resets Its Role in Europe in the Wake of Ukraine War

By Duncan Bartlett
Kishida Fumio joined crisis talks in Brussels primarily to advise on the economic impact of the invasion. He also used the trip to promote Japan’s wider diplomatic and security agenda.

2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
January 06, 2022

2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies

By Anthony Fensom
Parsing the biggest economic challenges for China, Japan, and India.

Kishida’s New Japan in the COVID-19 Era
December 13, 2021

Kishida’s New Japan in the COVID-19 Era

By Thisanka Siripala
The shift to a post-pandemic era is at the center of Kishida’s new economic stimulus package, but the spread of Omicron threatens to derail Japan’s recovery.
The Challenges Ahead for Japan’s Kishida Government
November 08, 2021

The Challenges Ahead for Japan’s Kishida Government

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Kishida came to power at a fraught time for Japan, both at home and in its foreign relations.

What Will Japan’s New Prime Minister Mean for the Economy?
September 23, 2021

What Will Japan’s New Prime Minister Mean for the Economy?

By Anthony Fensom
The markets are backing the maverick Kono to prevail as the LDP presidential race heats up.

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy
July 21, 2021

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Olympics will end up being a "net negative" for Japan, Hama predicts.

New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
December 31, 2020

New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies

By Anthony Fensom
Will China, Japan, and India get any relief in the Year of the Ox?
Masks Key to Keeping Japan’s COVID-19 Caseload Low
December 16, 2020

Masks Key to Keeping Japan’s COVID-19 Caseload Low

By Associated Press
Mask wearing and voluntary compliance with social distancing helped Japan avoid a full lockdown. But with cases climbing again, will Tokyo’s approach hold?

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