Koichi Hamada

For Koichi Hamada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Feb 29, 2016

Less than zero in Japan

Japan's economic fundamentals are generally sound, and pessimistic predictions are greatly exaggerated.

The fraught politics of the TPP

Nov 3, 2015

The fraught politics of the TPP

Failure to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership in all 12 countries would be a major disappointment because it would bring vast economic benefits to all countries involved

Monetary policy is underrated

Feb 25, 2015

Monetary policy is underrated

The belief that monetary policy does not matter is exceedingly hazardous to any economy. Europe faces enough serious risks already; it should not needlessly add to them.