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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?
Prime Minister Suga Says Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050
October 27, 2020

Prime Minister Suga Says Japan to Go Carbon-Free by 2050

By Associated Press
Japan's new leader has portrayed the coming shift to green energy as an opportunity rather than a burden.

Can Japan’s New Suga Administration Steer the Battered Economy Toward Growth?
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.

What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader
September 15, 2020

What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader

By Duncan Bartlett
COVID-19, China, and South Korea top the agenda for new LDP President Suga Yoshihide.

Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?
August 17, 2020

Will COVID-19 Further Drag Down Japan’s Dismal Birth Rate?

By Thisanka Siripala
The coronavirus economic fallout adds new challenges to tackling Japan’s worrying fertility projections.
Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’
July 17, 2020

Securing Japan from Chinese ‘Predatory Economics’

By Titli Basu
Managing risks and fortifying national security is critical while doing business with China. 

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