Tomoyuki Tachikawa

For Tomoyuki Tachikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Economists worry over BOJ's next step

Sep 16, 2016

Economists worry over BOJ's next step

Amid speculation the Bank of Japan will announce additional monetary easing next week, some observers are warning of possible side effects. A long way from hitting its 2 percent inflation goal, the BOJ may expand its radical negative interest rate policy and modify its ...

Saudi Arabia eager to serve as window to Japanese culture

Sep 3, 2016

Saudi Arabia eager to serve as window to Japanese culture

Saudi Arabia is eager to become a gateway to Japan and its culture in the Middle East as it seeks to deepen economic relations between the two nations, the minister of culture and information for the kingdom, Adel Zaid Altoraifi, said Friday. In an ...

Giants Sharp, Toshiba face dire prospects

| May 25, 2015

Giants Sharp, Toshiba face dire prospects

Several electronics makers have regained profitability largely thanks to restructuring measures and the weakening of the yen, but Sharp Corp. and Toshiba Corp. are unlikely to catch up with their domestic rivals soon. Struggling Sharp’s latest rehabilitation plan got a cold reception from the ...

Steps for women, foreigners ring hollow

Jun 26, 2014

Steps for women, foreigners ring hollow

Doubts are growing over whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can advance policy proposals to promote foreigners and women, given the realities of this highly conservative nation. In his revamped economic growth strategy finalized Tuesday, Abe’s government pledged to increase the number of foreign and ...

'Bad inflation' shadows Japan

Jun 7, 2014

'Bad inflation' shadows Japan

Two months after the sales tax hike, Japan risks triggering "bad inflation," a toxic combination of declining demand and rising prices.

Machinery orders up 13.4%

Mar 13, 2014

Machinery orders up 13.4%

Core private-sector machinery orders surged by a seasonally adjusted 13.4 percent in January, the second-fastest pace on record, signaling that an economic rebound has prodded companies to boost investment, the government said Thursday. The orders, excluding those for ships and from utilities because of ...

Financial market volatility may hurt economy

| Feb 7, 2014

Financial market volatility may hurt economy

Recent financial market volatility, triggered by a widespread selloff in emerging currencies, has started to raise concerns over the economy despite it having shown signs of overcoming nearly two decades of deflation. Fears about a possible repeat of the Asian currency crisis in the ...