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Heizo Takenaka

For Heizo Takenaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Meeting the Reiwa Era's challenges

Commentary / Japan Apr 28, 2019

Meeting the Reiwa Era's challenges

As we brace for the Reiwa Era, we must be ready to take on structural reform of the economy as well as administrative and fiscal reforms of a much larger and broader scale than took place in Heisei.

2019: Reasons to be bullish or bearish

Commentary / Japan Dec 27, 2018

2019: Reasons to be bullish or bearish

It was in September 2008 that the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered an economic shock leading to a global recession. Since then, most countries have gradually recovered, and in recent years what came to be called a Great Moderation permeated the world's economies. That market ...

The trade war and Japan

Commentary / Japan Aug 1, 2018

The trade war and Japan

In response to the burgeoning trade war, Japan should carry out structural reforms of its economy and take the lead in promoting multinational free trade pacts.