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Japan’s Historic Yen Depreciation
November 22, 2022

Japan’s Historic Yen Depreciation

By Daisuke Akimoto
Japan is concerned about the weak yen, but its policy options for responding are limited as a global recession looms.

Tackling Japan’s Inflation Shock
July 30, 2022

Tackling Japan’s Inflation Shock

By Thisanka Siripala
Rising global energy prices are intensifying cost of living pressures and thwarting Japan’s post-COVID economic recovery. 
Japan’s Weak Yen Hampers Its Post-COVID Recovery
May 12, 2022

Japan’s Weak Yen Hampers Its Post-COVID Recovery

By Thisanka Siripala
The Japanese yen has tumbled to its lowest level, pinching household purses and clouding Japan’s economic outlook.

Is Japan Willing to Pay the Price of Sanctioning Russia?
April 22, 2022

Is Japan Willing to Pay the Price of Sanctioning Russia?

By Christopher Edward Carroll
Prime Minister Kishida has moved forward with sanctions on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine. So far the public is willing to shoulder the economic burden.  

Kuroda’s Second Chance
March 20, 2018

Kuroda’s Second Chance

By Anthony Fensom
The Bank of Japan's governor gets a second term, and more time to achieve an elusive inflation target.

Japan GDP Growth: Partying Like It’s 1989?
February 14, 2018

Japan GDP Growth: Partying Like It’s 1989?

By Anthony Fensom
Japan is on its longest economic growth spurt since the 1980s.

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.
What to Make of Japan's New Negative Interest Rate
February 03, 2016

What to Make of Japan's New Negative Interest Rate

By Mina Pollmann
The economic (and political) factors behind the Bank of Japan's decision

Further Headwinds for Abenomics
October 02, 2014

Further Headwinds for Abenomics

By Clint Richards
The Japanese economy continues to lose momentum.

Bank of Japan Still Optimistic on Recovery
September 05, 2014

Bank of Japan Still Optimistic on Recovery

By Clint Richards
Governor Kuroda believes a weaker yen could help the Japanese economy.

Abe’s Next Tax Hike Conundrum
August 27, 2014

Abe’s Next Tax Hike Conundrum

By Clint Richards
The government remains confident, but another sharp drop in growth could derail the best laid plans.
Positive Data Fans Abenomics, But China Could Help Too
June 27, 2014

Positive Data Fans Abenomics, But China Could Help Too

By Clint Richards
Employment and inflation are posting record numbers, but a visit to Japan’s largest economic partner could be just as important.

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