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Hiroko Nakata

Hiroko Nakata is a staff writer and editor at The Japan Times. She looks for what’s dynamic in the business world and what’s missing in Japanese politics. A Keio alumna with a political science degree, she formerly worked at Reuters.

For Hiroko Nakata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Analysts watch G-7 ministers for clues on yen intervention

May 18, 2016

Analysts watch G-7 ministers for clues on yen intervention

As the U.S. keeps up pressure on Japan not to intervene over the yen, experts will be watching what Group of Seven finance chiefs have to say about Tokyo’s readiness to sell the currency in the event that it continues rising. Finance ministers and ...

Typhoon Etau offers first glimpse of Minato Ward's new mudslide alert

Sep 11, 2015

Typhoon Etau offers first glimpse of Minato Ward's new mudslide alert

As Typhoon Etau ripped northward across the central part of Japan this week, residents, office workers and pedestrians in Tokyo’s Minato Ward had a surprise when their smartphones abruptly made an unfamiliar ringtone and the screen flashed an alert. The alert, “evacuation preparation information ...

Japan must tax wealthy more heavily to close income gap: Piketty

Jan 29, 2015

Japan must tax wealthy more heavily to close income gap: Piketty

To stop income inequality from growing, Japan should levy a heavier tax on big earners, said Thomas Piketty, a French economist known for his recent best-seller “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” The amount of national income held by a small number of wealthy people ...