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For Michelle Jamrisko's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida toast during an official state dinner at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.
BUSINESS
Apr 11, 2024
Business leaders attend Biden's state dinner for Kishida to deepen ties
Kishida's visit has seen the leaders unveil a number of initiatives to strengthen partnerships and investment in technology.
A market in Kolkata, India. Developing nations are demanding control of their resources, in part by insisting on factories in their own countries.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 8, 2023
The Global South breaks away from the U.S.-led world order
Developing nations are demanding control over their resources and reordering relationship that date back to colonial times.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 5, 2023
Putin’s war ignites backlash against dollar across the world
All around the world, a backlash is brewing against the hegemony of the U.S. dollar.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 2, 2023
As Asia strives to spur births, Philippines wants fewer babies
The government of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has warned that the country can’t achieve broad economic success without addressing demographic challenges.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 17, 2023
‘Seek-and-destroy’ markets pile pressure on global central banks
With the Fed meeting looming next week, markets will remain on edge for a while yet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 19, 2022
Stagflation-free Asian markets are leaving taper tantrums behind
Countries are reaping the rewards of a quarter-century preparing for a repeat of the turmoil that set off the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2022
Singapore hunts for global ‘rainmakers’ with new expat visa
The introduction of the Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) pass as well as other steps that make it easier to hire expats are a response to the tight labor market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 29, 2022
Singapore unveils long-term work visas to end talent crunch
The announcement marks the latest measure to address a still-tight labor market, as well as attract international business to drive the city-state's ambitions as a global financial hub.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 8, 2022
Marcos Jr.’s big promises to Philippines face economic reality
The government lacks the fiscal space to allow tax concessions, or spend big on building bridges, roads and ports after racking up debt to help cushion the impact of the pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 7, 2022
Signs in chips, shipping and fertilizer that inflation may have peaked
North America's fertilizer prices — an indicator of where global food inflation is going — is 24% below its record high in March.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Sep 13, 2021
With economies on the brink, Southeast Asian nations choose to reopen
Patience among the public is wearing thin across the region, especially as they've battled the virus for longer than most of the world.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 2, 2021
While Asia wants a baby boom, Indonesia says enough is enough
Countries across Asia are trying everything from fertility tours to baby bonuses to spur population growth in an aging world. Not so in Indonesia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 12, 2021
Inflation is already creeping into some corners of the world
Prices have risen for commodities and in industries for reasons directly tied to the disruptions of COVID-19, the policy response or the surge in demand that comes with hopes of recovery.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 15, 2020
Singapore to open for business travelers and house them in bubble
Singapore's small and open economy is largely dependent upon the tourist and service sectors for growth.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 29, 2020
Biden set to carve own brand of tough-on-China policy if elected
Biden advisers have honed in on questions about the world's second largest economy — anticipating attacks from President Donald Trump.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 7, 2020
Japan subsidies to cut China reliance set to boost Southeast Asia
'Even before coronavirus and the U.S.-China trade war struck, there was a shift away from production in China,” said a Japan External Trade Organization official.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 8, 2020
Singapore, in survival mode, looks to reinvent itself. Yet again.
The pandemic is proving to be the ultimate test for Singapore, the tiny city-state that has a reputation for reinventing itself during times of crises.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 10, 2020
Experts are getting creative to measure coronavirus blow to economy
It's a mad scramble for the best data: Economists are grappling with ways to gauge the real-time impact of the coronavirus on the world economy, even as the outbreak continues to confound forecasters.
JAPAN
Dec 9, 2007
Japan-U.S. alliance seen entering period of 'drift'
In a new effort to intervene in any attempts to remove North Korea from the United States' state sponsors of terrorism list, a Diet panel adopted a multipartisan resolution earlier this week urging its biggest ally to avoid such a move. The latest chapter in the increasingly anxious relationship between...

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