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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. 

After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery
July 01, 2020

After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery

By Anthony Fensom
Anticipation of an economic windfall in 2020 has fallen flat, but there’s still hope for the post-COVID future.

Japan’s Campaign to Revive Virus-Hit Tourism Sector Postponed Amid Cost Controversy
June 16, 2020

Japan’s Campaign to Revive Virus-Hit Tourism Sector Postponed Amid Cost Controversy

By Thisanka Siripala
A newly devised tourism recovery campaign gets bogged down in a debate over transparency and inflated costs.
Japan’s Challenges Balancing National Security and Economics
June 04, 2020

Japan’s Challenges Balancing National Security and Economics

By Michio Ueda
National security and economic interests are perhaps more tightly bound together than ever before.

Japan Ends Coronavirus State of Emergency, Aims to Gradually Reopen the Economy 
May 27, 2020

Japan Ends Coronavirus State of Emergency, Aims to Gradually Reopen the Economy 

By Thisanka Siripala
The government declares success against the coronavirus and moves to incrementally resume economic activity.

Japan’s Jobless Rate Spikes as Companies Clamor for Assistance
May 02, 2020

Japan’s Jobless Rate Spikes as Companies Clamor for Assistance

By Thisanka Siripala
Confusion, controversy, and red tape have critics warning that government assistance will arrive too late to keep businesses from going under.

Japan Mulling Additional Coronavirus Economic Rescue Measures
March 21, 2020

Japan Mulling Additional Coronavirus Economic Rescue Measures

By Thisanka Siripala
A third leg of incentives are being formulated to ease the economic fallout of the pandemic on Japan’s deteriorating economy.
At G20 Finance Meeting, Japan Sticks to Optimism Despite Viral Outbreak
February 26, 2020

At G20 Finance Meeting, Japan Sticks to Optimism Despite Viral Outbreak

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's finance minister and central bank head both downplayed the economic impact from coronavirus.

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