Ronald Dore

For Ronald Dore's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jul 1, 2007

Yoshibumi Wakamiya on Japan's shift to the right

BETWEEN THE CONSTITUTION AND KIMIGAYO (Migite ni Kimigayo, Hidarite ni Kenpo) by Yoshibumi Wakamiya, Asahi Shimbun-sha Shuppankyoku, 2007, 156+184 pp., 1,890 yen (cloth) For anyone living in Japan and fascinated by Japanese politics, it is a good thing to step back occasionally from the ...

Nov 9, 2006

Revolution in market values

LONDON — “Economic reform” has been the banner slogan of Japanese governments for the last 10 years, and the new government promises more of it. For Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, it is not quite the strident claim to fearless determination that it was for ...