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Anjani Trivedi
For Anjani Trivedi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 29, 2020
Can China’s COVID-19 recovery continue?
Unlike previous recoveries, fixed asset investment in the private sphere is rising while growing at a slower pace in the public sector.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 15, 2020
China is loading up a five-year warning shot to the U.S.
Beijing knows it needs to push its way up and out of a grim economic reality. That should be a worry for competitors aiming at the same space as Chinese companies.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 30, 2020
How Harley-Davidson lost its rumble in India
India hasn't been an easy market for Harley, where it's had an assembly plant for a decade and only sells a few thousand bikes.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 15, 2020
Abe's successor timed entrance perfectly, as tide turns for Japan
Suga's track record is promising. Earlier this year, as the risk of having supply chains in China became apparent, he came out in support of diversifying.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 9, 2020
Trillions of dollars in green recovery flashes amber in market rout
A lot rides on Joe Biden's climate change plan. Victory for the Democratic could take the global tally for environmentally friendly projects to as high as $7 trillion.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 1, 2020
The big China disaster that you're missing
Climate change is bringing more frequent and intense deluges that threaten the economic heartland, and previous infrastructure defenses can't keep up. There's very little time to prepare for what's coming.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 30, 2020
The latest electric car hurdle: What if you can’t resell it?
Improved battery technology is lowering costs, leaving existing owners with overly expensive models no one will want secondhand.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 17, 2020
Japan’s new wave: Cash, bankruptcies and inequality
The pandemic will widen the wealth gap. Bigger firms will survive, while the small decide it's not worth it.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 21, 2020
The threat of robots taking our jobs gets real
The coronavirus is hastening the need for a labor force that doesn't get sick or locked down.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 19, 2020
Toyota prepares to spend big, but is it smart to invest billions on the future?
The automaker could very well catch the future wave just right, or mistime it terribly.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 17, 2020
Hedge funds, go home: Japan is closing the door
Japan is casting an even wider protectionist net to shield its big companies. It has less to do with defending against unsolicited overtures into strategic assets than with squeezing out troublesome foreign investors.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 8, 2020
Want to know if COVID-19 was there before you?
No one is using big data as effectively as South Korea to combat the coronavirus, even if it gets a little personal.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 7, 2020
Ghosn attacks the very system that crowned him
The former Nissan CEO was Japan Inc.'s favorite rebel before it turned on him. What does he have left to say?
COMMENTARY / World
May 14, 2019
The real reason you're not driving an electric car
The slow pace of battery technology advancement means the core component of an EV is still too expensive.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 10, 2019
Ghosn is right about Nissan
The automaker's performance has suffered since the former chairman was toppled, suggesting the need for an overhaul at the top.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 28, 2018
Behind the myth of China's great technology grab
The issue of forced transfers is overstated. Carmakers know how to safeguard their most advanced know-how.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 27, 2018
Ghosn's a victim of the Nissan world he made
The automaker remains steeped in outmoded traditions of corporate governance that Japan has left behind.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Oct 30, 2018
Japan machine-makers avoid the caterpillar crawl
What's that whirring noise? It's Japan's machinery-makers at work, in contrast to investors' expectations.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 27, 2018
A Japan-U.S. pact looks like the opposite of free trade
Abe can't yield much on agriculture, while U.S. cars face few barriers — and few buyers — in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 7, 2018
Are robots all hype? Nidec may have the answer
Motor maker Nidec, a bellwether for manufacturing trends, has been investing heavily in automation.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on