China, Japan to deepen ties, housing risk overblown: expert

Jul 4, 2011

China, Japan to deepen ties, housing risk overblown: expert

Despite the short-term disruptions to bilateral trade caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, economic relations between Japan and China are likely to deepen once again over the long term, according to an expert on the Chinese economy. After taking massive damage to their ...

| Feb 26, 2011

Economic woes of Japan, U.S. 'homegrown'

Japan and the United States both face a common challenge of showing that their economic models remain relevant even as China increasingly drives global growth, said Gary Hufbauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. “Obviously, both of our ...

Japan, U.S. must manage bold China

| Feb 26, 2011

Japan, U.S. must manage bold China

China’s increasingly assertive diplomatic and security postures present a much tougher challenge than its economic rise, requiring closer cooperation between the United States and its allies such as Japan to manage the situation, scholars from American think tanks said at a recent symposium in ...

Second term in mind, Obama seeks center

| Feb 26, 2011

Second term in mind, Obama seeks center

The U.S. midterm elections last November saw a seismic shift in American politics with the Democrats losing their majority in the House of Representatives. However, the Republicans in the House appear very much divided just a year before they start choosing their candidate for ...

Japan Inc. urged to rethink Asia view

| Dec 29, 2010

Japan Inc. urged to rethink Asia view

Asia is the new engine of global growth, but Japanese companies’ past success models of doing business in the region may turn out to be a liability under the changing competitive environment, experts said at a recent symposium in Tokyo. Japanese companies need to ...

Rough 2011 in store as imbalances rock economic tower of babel

Dec 27, 2010

Rough 2011 in store as imbalances rock economic tower of babel

The world economy should expect a bumpy road ahead in 2011 because increasingly uneven growth and widening economic imbalances are making it difficult for the major economies to set priorities for coordinated action, a senior European economist said recently in Tokyo. “Even though the ...

More work needed to fix global financial system

Nov 29, 2010

More work needed to fix global financial system

Despite the default risks being raised by the sovereign debt crisis, European unification as a political project will remain intact, and the euro will continue to make sense as a single regional currency in an era when financial markets and global trade are interconnected, ...