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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.
What Would It Cost to Cancel the Tokyo Olympics?
February 24, 2020

What Would It Cost to Cancel the Tokyo Olympics?

By Anthony Fensom
 Cancelling the Summer Games over coronavirus fears would not be a fatal economic blow for Japan.

Will Japan’s Economy Buckle Under the Coronavirus Outbreak?
February 13, 2020

Will Japan’s Economy Buckle Under the Coronavirus Outbreak?

By Thisanka Siripala
Japanese companies are bracing for a slowdown in supply chains and sales.
New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
December 31, 2019

New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies

By Anthony Fensom
How China, Japan, and India should look to keep their economies on track in 2020.

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.

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