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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:

A decade after Lehman's collapse: Is history repeating itself?

| Sep 14, 2018

A decade after Lehman's collapse: Is history repeating itself?

Greed on Wall Street, malfeasance among mortgage lenders, ineffective regulators, profligate American home buyers, overregulation, underregulation — the list of potential causes of the 2008 financial crisis is both exhaustive and contradictory. Rather than home in on one aspect of the crisis, taking a longer ...

Sushi's balancing act: Tradition versus adaptation

| Jul 26, 2018

Sushi's balancing act: Tradition versus adaptation

For leading food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto, sushi is part food, part theater, a dining experience unique among Japanese culinary traditions. From the closed-off tuna auctions of Tsukiji to the chefs who meticulously craft morsels of fish for loyal customers, each player has a role ...