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Cory Baird

Cory Baird is an economics and business staff writer who regularly covers the Bank of Japan and trade issues. He completed his Master's in Public Policy at The University of Tokyo, where he focused on central bank policy. He is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For Cory Baird's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Episode 4: Japan's changing demographics

DEEP DIVE Jan 9, 2019

Episode 4: Japan's changing demographics

As Japan becomes a more ethnically diverse and multicultural country, aging communities are grappling with the complexities of how to live with new, young tenants from different cultures.

Episode 1: Dual nationality in Japan

DEEP DIVE Nov 14, 2018

Episode 1: Dual nationality in Japan

Japan's Nationality Act forces young adults with multiple citizenships to choose their nationality by their 22nd birthday. The choice is so tough that many flout the law and instead choose to live in a legal gray zone. Oscar Boyd is joined by Japan Times ...

Some rising prices should be taken with a grain of salt

Business Nov 13, 2018

Some rising prices should be taken with a grain of salt

For the first time in almost three decades the Salt Industry Center of Japan has announced it will raise the price on many of its products by around 15 percent, indicating inflation has finally arrived in at least some industries. "Costs have been rising for ...