Commentary Topics

Dec 9, 2014

Japan now at a crossroads

by Hazel Henderson

Japan has the opportunity in the Dec. 14 election to break away from its past obsession with measuring GDP growth. Voters can change the national scorecard to a system-wide view of infrastructural assets and quality of life.

'Abenomics' in the spotlight

Dec 9, 2014

'Abenomics' in the spotlight

by Takamitsu Sawa

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe blames the opposition camp for criticizing "Abenomics" without presenting lternatives. But finding a way to put today's economy on a virtuous circle is akin to trying to create something out of nothing.

Dec 5, 2014

Japan's 'zombienomics'

by Kevin Rafferty

The hard reality is that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's vaunted economic reforms will not work unless he shows more guts, much more imagination and a lot more humility in dealing with a modern economy that cannot be commanded by fiat.