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In the Shadow of Abenomics, Cheap Restaurants Are Popular in Japan

AsiaToday | Posted 08.01.2016 | World

[Japan's izakaya restaurant brand, Bampaiya/ Image: A screenshot of Bampaiya website (] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - As con...

The Fate of Abe's Japan

Joseph Nye | Posted 11.04.2016 | World
Joseph Nye

TOKYO -- As Shinzo Abe sat down this week in Seoul with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, he did so as the leader of a country that many people around the world now seriously underestimate. That dynamic certainly was felt during the three Northeast Asian powers' first summit since 2012.

Chinese Consumer Confidence and China's Economy in 2015

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.08.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In any country, but most of all China, anxiety is unproductive. Although the jury is still out on the Chinese government's incremental reform agenda, the people support their leader. And regard him as a force of stability.

Japan's Election Sees A Landslide Victory For Ruling Party

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

By Linda Sieg and Antoni Slodkowski TOKYO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition cruised to a big e...

Japanese PM To Call Snap Elections

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | World

TOKYO, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would delay a planned rise in the nation's sales tax to 10 percent t...

Abenomics' Innovations Threatened by Failure on Contracting Reform

Sunil Chacko | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Sunil Chacko

Soon, China, Japan, Korea will be locked into an Asian and perhaps global competition for market share. This would be reminiscent of another time when that was indeed the case, in multiple ways. Clearly, Japan and Japanese companies would need to be at the top of their game, along with many changes made on the innovation side.

For Japan, Policy So Far Is Too Little Too Late

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

By 2030, Japan will have less than two people of working age for each retiree. If left unaddressed, such a lopsided mix of producers and consumers will bankrupt Japan's pension system and assure a stunted pace of growth.

Meet the Hillary Clinton of Japan

Nancy Snow | Posted 01.27.2014 | World
Nancy Snow

Japan is teeming with exceptionally hard-working, bright and articulate women who could be Japan's leading indicators of success.

Japan: Chasing the Third Arrow of Abenomics

Lutfey Siddiqi | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Lutfey Siddiqi

It is no wonder that Japan greets Abenomics with caution. At a retail level, people have held deflationary expectations for years and at a professional level, fund managers and corporations have seen unstable governments come and go.

Reversing the Tide That Swamped Small Boats

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans lost the White House. They lost an opportunity to control the Senate. They lost seats in the House, though they remain the majority there. Yet it is their plan, from that minority position, to sustain their sink-middle-class-boats economic policies and scuttle all attempts to change course.

After Japan's Election, Test of "Abenomics" Begins

Devin Stewart | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Devin Stewart

Thanks to popular support for his economic revitalization platform, known as "Abenomics," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal De...

Japan's Hate Speech Problem: After the Abe-Empowering Election

Nancy Snow | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party won big in Sunday's parliamentary elections, giving the country a semblance of political stability that hasn't been seen since the days when Japan, Inc. dominated the mindscape.

The Third Arrow of Abenomics: TINA

Shinzō Abe | Posted 09.02.2013 | World
Shinzō Abe

We are committed to build a robust Japan that will continue to foster and preserve global commons, and contribute to the peace and stability of the world. In 20 years time, we will marvel at how much Japan has changed.

Philippine Stocks Dip: Taming Irrational Exuberance

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Richard Javad Heydarian

Enjoying an upward trend in recent years, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has, in recent months, begun to display bubble-like properties, raising alarm bells among investors and market watchers.

Ben Bernanke and the Fragile Recovery

Harlan Green | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

We know how fragile is the U.S. economic recovery just from the past 48 hours, because both U.S. and Japanese stock prices plummeted and interest rate...

Postcard From Japan: Talking Zen, Abenomics, Social Networking and the Constitution With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Arianna Huffington

"I have experienced failure as a politician," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once said. In his second round as the country's prime minister, he is determined to avoid the mistakes of the past -- beginning with how to deal with the stagnant Japanese economy. I asked Abe about this when I met with him on Thursday afternoon in his office in Tokyo. "My policies do not conform with the conventional wisdom," he said. "However we have been suffering from a long period of deflation and at the end of last year we faced a serious unemployment crisis. I am convinced that my economic policies are the only path to break out of this crisis." For now, while the U.S. and Europe sputter along, restrained by the politics of austerity, Japan under Shinzo Abe is set on a bold course to revive a moribund economy.

Abenomics: The Silver Bullet for Japan's Deflation

枝野幸男 | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

The primary causes of Japan's deflation are the reduction of demand in a maturing society, a decline in the middle class, and the overall population decline. Growth requires that you face these factors so that we don't repeat the same mistake.