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For Kyoko Shimodoi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Fashion maven asked to tell women about national debt

Feb 29, 2016

Fashion maven asked to tell women about national debt

As the editor of a string of successful fashion titles, Hiromi Sogo has spent three decades telling Japanese women what to wear. Her new task is to try to interest them in a drier topic: fiscal policy. Sogo, the editor-in-chief of luxury magazines Vingt-Cinq ...

Japan Post IPO 'fully subscribed' after two days

Oct 14, 2015

Japan Post IPO 'fully subscribed' after two days

The government received orders for all the shares it is offering in Japan Post Holdings Co. and its banking and insurance units after the first two days of book-building, people with knowledge of the matter said. Investor orders through Oct. 9 for shares in ...

| Sep 10, 2015

What Japan's next stimulus may look like as Abe runs on fumes

The anemic economy is prompting calls for another fiscal boost. If history and the government’s strained finances are any guide, a package is likely to redirect cash already on the books. With ¥1.6 trillion left over from last year and rising tax revenue bolstering ...