Tetsushi Kajimoto

For Tetsushi Kajimoto's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Welfare cuts? Abe won't say it

| Dec 11, 2014

Welfare cuts? Abe won't say it

Hiroko Shinohara frets about one issue Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has noticeably avoided on the campaign trail ahead of Sunday’s election: the need to cut the nation’s generous social welfare program that supports millions of people. “I hope my own pension is OK, but ...

'Abenomics' appears headed for trouble as challenges build

Sep 3, 2014

'Abenomics' appears headed for trouble as challenges build

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan for the economy to generate self-sustained growth on the back of his three policy “arrows” of massive monetary easing, spending and reform appears to be faltering — but no magic solution is in sight. Abe’s aides and advisers are ...

Polarizing Abe learns the long game

| Aug 22, 2014

Polarizing Abe learns the long game

Shinzo Abe is one of Japan’s most polarizing prime ministers in decades. He may also have a good shot at becoming that rarity in Japanese politics — a long-serving leader. Whether that proves to be the case depends on whether Abe, who surged back ...