Aug 2, 2013

Smarter diplomacy needed

Given the importance of rebuilding ties with China, perhaps Shinzo Abe should reconsider his emphasis on "universal values" as part of his regional diplomacy.

Jun 11, 2013

Cease promoting nuclear power

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to move forward with the development of nuclear power technology represents his cynical disregard for the victims of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Jun 8, 2013

Mr. Abe's 'third arrow' misses mark

If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of boosting Japan's per capita gross national income by ¥1.5 million in 10 years sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Jun 5, 2013

Abenomics cannot succeed without cheap nuclear power


Everybody knows that Japan has an energy crisis. We also know that the yen has greatly depreciated, by some 20 percent in just a few weeks. It’s time to put these two facts together. “Abenomics,” the shorthand for the aggressive economic strategies being pursued ...

Jun 5, 2013

Abe to make pitch in City of London

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to give an economic policy speech in the City of London later this month, government officials said Monday. Abe plans to give the speech on his “Abenomics” economic policy after attending a Group of Eight summit in Britain slated ...

Jun 5, 2013

Abe's economic revival runs into Japan's reality


Is the Bank of Japan creating the biggest pyramid scheme in history? In recent weeks Haruhiko Kuroda has been the toast of the financial world, winning plaudits from Nobel laureates Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz. The move by the BOJ governor to end deflation ...