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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.

Can Japan’s ‘New Capitalism’ Help Its Workers?
February 16, 2022

Can Japan’s ‘New Capitalism’ Help Its Workers?

By Ulv Hanssen
Breaking with neoliberalism will require a resolve to confront capital and political opponents. Does Kishida have what it takes?
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.

Asia To Fed: Your Move First
March 20, 2017

Asia To Fed: Your Move First

By Anthony Fensom
Asian central banks aren't rushing to follow the U.S. lead on monetary tightening.

Japan’s Cheap Money Era May Be Ending
January 30, 2017

Japan’s Cheap Money Era May Be Ending

By Anthony Fensom
Japan is hopeful about the prospects of long-hoped-for inflation rates in the Year of the Rooster.

Japan Ups the Ante in War on Deflation
September 22, 2016

Japan Ups the Ante in War on Deflation

By Anthony Fensom
The Bank of Japan continues to aggressively pursue its inflation target, but how long can Kurodanomics last?

What's Next for Abenomics?
May 10, 2016

What's Next for Abenomics?

By Richard Solomon
The success of Shinzo Abe's economic policy push may hinge on pension reforms.
Is Abenomics Failing to Meet International Expectations?
September 22, 2014

Is Abenomics Failing to Meet International Expectations?

By Clint Richards
U.S. cites Japanese ‘underperformance’ at G20, yet Abe’s policies are already in full swing.

Bank of Japan Urged to Print More Money
September 17, 2014

Bank of Japan Urged to Print More Money

By Anthony Fensom
The OECD urges central banks in Japan and Europe to step up their monetary easing.

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