Whatever happens this summer, Prime Minister Suga will face a party leadership election in September, and then a general election before the end of the full term in October.
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If Japan follows the U.S.' trajectory, which was in the position Japan is in today four months ago, it will not achieve widespread vaccination until mid-October — long after the Olympics.
The BOJ continues to provide significant stimulus to the economy, but with inflation still well below target the central bank finds itself between a rock and a hard place.
TOKYO — The euro zone is sometimes dubbed "Euroland" by Americans (and some Asians). Given its echoes of "Disneyland," a place of fantasy, that is a far more mocking than useful nickname. Ever since the euro was first proposed, skeptics (mostly American) and believers (mostly ...