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Daniel Moss
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 27, 2019
Struggling to achieve 2% inflation? Then try for 3%
There's been talk of weakening support for Japan's price-increase target. Far from abandoning it, the BOJ should double down to change psychology.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 20, 2019
Hero to zero — exports turn to source of fragility in Asia
A decades-old economic model needs reappraisal as the global downdraft causes trade-reliant economies to reel.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 18, 2019
BOJ gets extra innings just to hit a single
Finance Minister Taro Aso bought Haruhiko Kuroda time to reach that elusive 2 percent inflation target, but this isn't where the BOJ head wants to be.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 21, 2019
Abe's consumption tax hike has a target on its back
China's slowdown may provide an excuse to shelve next October's scheduled increase.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 19, 2019
Japan's economy is far from hopeless
A rebound in fourth-quarter GDP may disappoint idealists, but the fact that the economy is treading water is pretty good these days.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 4, 2019
How we all turned Japanese: A tale of global hubris
The BOJ's radical monetary policy is marking its 20-year anniversary. Raise a glass to the experiment replicated around the world.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 24, 2019
Give the BOJ a break
The central bank is buffeted by the same factors as its global peers — and homegrown challenges that are tougher to tackle.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 15, 2019
Disappointing data shows Japan's not back yet
The BOJ governor will likely walk back the exuberance he showed in November.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 6, 2018
Japan can trim stimulus without repeating mistakes
A misstep 18 years ago should not prevent a careful step today.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 2, 2018
The BOJ is too focused on 2% inflation target
For the central bank, failure can be an opportunity.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 16, 2018
Shrinking hasn't stopped Japan from growing
More immigration allows much-needed growth in the workforce and a higher consumption tax shores up government finances.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 25, 2018
Japan's economy is starting a new chapter
Look what happened over two decades while the world was distracted by China.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 3, 2018
China outgrows its role as 'factory of the world'
One of the broad themes of the past few years is that China's economy is becoming less export-dependent and more tied to domestic consumption.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 10, 2018
The Bank of Japan is committed to low rates, for now
Don't read too much into this talk of an 'extended period' of stimulus. The board is already divided.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 11, 2018
Japan isn't stepping aside as China steps up
The Abe adminisration and the private sector are reasserting influence in Asia and beyond.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 3, 2018
Japanese firms don't cower among trade gloom
Capital expenditures are set to rise, while the rest of the world is increasingly wary.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 20, 2018
U.S. earns more in China than trade numbers reveal
The huge missing ingredient in U.S.-China trade deficit numbers is the business done in China by American companies.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 11, 2018
Good news is no longer unspeakable in Japan
The central bank has been too obsessed with reassuring investors that stimulus would continue.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 20, 2018
Here's who really matters at the Bank of Japan
Masayoshi Amamiya could provide Japan's central bank with much-needed room to maneuver.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 13, 2018
'More of the same' isn't a choice for Kuroda
Reports that Haruhiko Kuroda will be reappointed don't mean he can continue stimulus forever.

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