Isabel Reynolds

For Isabel Reynolds's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jan 20, 2015

LDP lawmaker says he wants inflation targets fixed in law

A lawmaker who has advised Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on economic policy said he will urge the government to enshrine its inflation-targeting agreements with the Bank of Japan in law as early as next year. Kozo Yamamoto’s comments come as the central bank is ...

Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer

| Dec 19, 2014

Australia gingerly mulls Japanese submarine offer

Australia is considering buying top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of next-generation submarines, a move that would risk reigniting diplomatic tensions with China that have only recently died down. China and Japan are competing to build up their domestic arms industries, and ...

Casino bill likely to pass Lower House: Abe aide

Oct 2, 2014

Casino bill likely to pass Lower House: Abe aide

A Japanese lawmaker backing a bill to legalize casinos said he expects it to win Lower House approval this month and that the gambling resorts would be in major cities and charge local residents an entry fee. “We want to finish up in the ...