February 19, 2020
How Did the Abe Cabinet Attempt to Mitigate the Economic Pain From Its Tax Hike?
By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan’s GDP fell by 6.3 percent after the sales tax hike. The Abe government must have seen that coming.
July 31, 2014
Japan’s Second Quarter Slump Could Be Worse Than ‘97
By Clint Richards
The tax increase has dealt a blow to GDP, and structural reform may be too late to help.