Yoshiaki Nohara

For Yoshiaki Nohara's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Abenomics losing support with economists and voters alike

Mar 8, 2016

Abenomics losing support with economists and voters alike

Abenomics has not had much impact reviving the fits-and-starts Japanese economy. That is the verdict of nearly two dozen economists canvassed in a new Bloomberg News survey. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s signature domestic policy received an average score of 4.6 points out of 10 ...

In Japan, the rise of the machines solves a labor problem

Sep 15, 2015

In Japan, the rise of the machines solves a labor problem

The rise of the machines in the workplace has U.S. and European experts predicting massive unemployment and tumbling wages. Not in Japan, where robots are welcomed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government as an elegant way to handle the country’s aging populace, shrinking workforce ...

| 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 ...

As Tokyo shrinks, Olympics may be last blast

Jul 8, 2015

As Tokyo shrinks, Olympics may be last blast

Half a century ago, the Tokyo Olympics ushered in a golden age for Japan’s capital, as industrial prowess made it the largest urban complex in history. Now the games are returning to mark the end of that growth. “This will be the final festival,” ...