Commentary / Japan Sep 7, 2014

Last round for Abenomics

It is time for Japan's leaders to shift from the demand-focused first and second arrows of "Abenomics" to the supply-oriented third arrow: a new growth strategy.

Commentary / Japan Jul 1, 2014

Abe's economic bull's-eye

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has unveiled the so-called third arrow of what has come to be known as Abenomics. It involves the removal of obstacles to growth for business, particularly the easing of regulatory barriers. Expect some officials to resist this initiative.

Commentary / World May 2, 2014

Ending Asia's zero-sum games

Perhaps if Asia's leaders viewed East Asia's rapid economic transformation, geopolitical dynamics and historical animosities like a recenlty arrived space alien, they would see what they need to do to halt the dangerous trends.

Commentary / Japan Dec 17, 2013

So far, so good for 'Abenomics'

Give the first year of "Abenomics" an "E" for effort, as the "third arrow" of the plan — long-term growth strategy — cannot yet be fairly assessed. Hopefully bureaucratic resistance to deregulation will soften in the coming year.