Isabel Reynolds

For Isabel Reynolds's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Abe rival Seiko Noda slams BOJ's 'desperate' push for 2% inflation

Business Apr 26, 2018

Abe rival Seiko Noda slams BOJ's 'desperate' push for 2% inflation

The Bank of Japan should drop its 2 percent inflation target and should not further expand its program of massive monetary easing, Internal Affairs Minister Seiko Noda, a long-shot to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said in an interview. The "desperate" introduction of all sorts ...

Five years of Abenomics: The good, the bad and the sluggish

Business / Economy Dec 27, 2017

Five years of Abenomics: The good, the bad and the sluggish

Five years since Shinzo Abe came to power, the economy is much stronger, but still falls short of the revolution he pledged to deliver. Aggressive monetary policy has beaten back the deflationary malaise of previous decades and the weak yen is boosting exports, corporate profits ...