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Mar 31, 2015

BOJ should play mysterious

by William Pesek

Arguably no central banker in the world has been bolder and more aggressive about quantitative easing than Japan’s Haruhiko Kuroda. Yet his $700 billion in bond purchases every month have failed to generate the 2 percent inflation targeted by the Bank of Japan: New ...

Mar 27, 2015

Why Chinese tourists love Japan

by Adam Minter

Despite the apparent ill will that Beijing, and occasionally the Chinese public, express toward Tokyo, Chinese tourists can't seem to get enough of Japan. In 2014, Chinese visits to Japan increased 83 percent on the previous year.