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Is Disaster-Prone Japan Facing Economic Derailment?
November 29, 2019

Is Disaster-Prone Japan Facing Economic Derailment?

By Thisanka Siripala
Following Typhoon Hagibis’ trail of destruction, worsening natural disasters are taking a toll on Japan’s economic outlook.

What Can We Learn From ‘Made in Japan’?
November 26, 2019

What Can We Learn From ‘Made in Japan’?

By He Jun
Japanese manufacturing has shifted from making brand-name products to cornering specific segments of the global supply chain.
How Does Japan’s Aging Society Affect Its Economy?
November 13, 2019

How Does Japan’s Aging Society Affect Its Economy?

By Simran Walia
The aging crisis will have major impacts on Japan's economy. What can the Abe government do to mitigate the damage?

Trade Dependence and Politicization: Lessons From the Japan-Korea Conflict
August 19, 2019

Trade Dependence and Politicization: Lessons From the Japan-Korea Conflict

By Jongsoo Lee
The trade spat has driven home the danger of overreliance on Japanese imports -- and not only for South Korea.

Japan 2019: Feast or Famine
February 07, 2019

Japan 2019: Feast or Famine

By Anthony Fensom
Economist Jesper Koll on what to expect from Abenomics and Japan's economy in 2019.

New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Economies
January 03, 2018

New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Economies

By Anthony Fensom
Goals and prospects for Asia's major economies in the Year of the Dog.

OECD: Life Satisfaction Falls Amid Slow Recovery From Global Crisis
November 20, 2017

OECD: Life Satisfaction Falls Amid Slow Recovery From Global Crisis

By Anthony Fensom
The OECD calls its “How’s Life?” report a wake-up call for governments.
Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform
October 23, 2017

Japan Election Victory Gives Abe Mandate For Reform

By Anthony Fensom
The ruling coalition scores a two-thirds majority in the Lower House elections.

No Rest For Reform As Japan’s Economy Surges Ahead
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.

With EU Deal, Japan Sends Powerful Message on Free Trade
July 08, 2017

With EU Deal, Japan Sends Powerful Message on Free Trade

By Anthony Fensom
The Japan-EU deal is a political win for Abe and a repudiation of Trump-style protectionism.

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

By Anthony Fensom
2017 could mark a turning point for the prime minister's signature economic reform policy.
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
April 25, 2017

IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’

By Anthony Fensom
The global economy not yet “out of the woods.”

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