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Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
July 28, 2018
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
Controversy has surrounded Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso ever since he entered politics.
Large and in Charge: Who is Taro Aso?
Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call
April 27, 2018
Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call
While the government wraps its head around sexual misconduct embroiling a finance official, social unrest deepens.
Japan’s Finance Ministry Sexual Harassment Scandal Sparks National Wake Up Call
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
March 15, 2018
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
Aso’s political career hangs by a thread after admitting the ministry tampered with a report on the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.
Will Mounting Pressure to Sack Finance Minister Aso Spell the End for PM Abe?
What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
August 17, 2017
What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
Compared to the past, China has been relatively restrained in its criticism of Abe.
What's China's View On Abe’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle?
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
August 05, 2017
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
Despite a drastic public opinion slide, Abe's new cabinet was remarkably consistent.
Abe's Cabinet Reshuffle, Explained
The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump
May 11, 2017
The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump
First, China's challenger bank arose. Now, Japan has to deal with lack of U.S. interest in the ADB.
The Asian Development Bank Adjusts to the Age of AIIB and Trump
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
June 11, 2015
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
For the first time in three years, China and Japan held a bilateral finance dialogue.
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
November 17, 2014
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
Japanese officials conduct a full-court press on the last leg of their multilateral tour.
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
Interview: Japan’s Corporate Governance ‘Tipping Point’
September 11, 2014
Interview: Japan’s Corporate Governance ‘Tipping Point’
Japan doesn't have the best image when it comes to corporate governance. That may be about to change.
Interview: Japan’s Corporate Governance ‘Tipping Point’
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
April 09, 2014
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
The Japanese government seems not to understand how its country is perceived overseas.
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
August 15, 2013
Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
Japanese officials honor the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in WWII at Yasukuni Shrine today.
Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
August 01, 2013
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
Japan’s deputy prime minister has come under fire for Weimar Constitution remarks.
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
Summit Success: More Than Just Being First in Line
June 09, 2013
Summit Success: More Than Just Being First in Line
The weekend’s Xi-Obama summit may be an example for Japanese leaders overly hasty to meet a U.S. president.
Summit Success: More Than Just Being First in Line
Japan’s Sensible New Defense Chief
June 16, 2012
Japan’s Sensible New Defense Chief
The choice of Satoshi Morimoto to head Japan’s Defense Ministry has surprised many. But the media and opposition party criticism is misplaced.
Japan’s Sensible New Defense Chief
April 06, 2010
Who Controls Bank of Japan?
And does Japan’s ruling party know what it’s doing? A top economist raises serious concerns–and takes aim at the Fed.
Who Controls Bank of Japan?
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