Kazumi Miura

For Kazumi Miura's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aug 29, 2014

Yen at 120 needed to fuel inflation, UBS exec says

The new chief investment officer for Japan at UBS AG’s wealth management division likens the nation to a man with $1.2 million in debt who is spending all his $53,000 salary and still borrowing $40,000 a year. Japan has no option but to fuel ...

Homebuyers in Japan seen at risk on floating-rate loan rush

Aug 13, 2014

Homebuyers in Japan seen at risk on floating-rate loan rush

Homebuyers are piling into floating-rate mortgages, stirring debate over whether they are too complacent as Bank of Japan stimulus revives inflation. The proportion of home loans with adjustable rates climbed to 42.8 percent of new lending in February, the highest since December, according to ...