Teruhiko Mano

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Business / Economy | JAPANESE PERSPECTIVES Mar 1, 2014

Economic figures reveal more than you see

The Cabinet Office's Economic and Social Research Institute on Jan. 17 released the finalized figures on the country's economy's stocks (the net value of accumulated assets at a balance date) and flows (net transactions, including income and expenditure, during an accounting period) that were ...

Business | JAPANESE PERSPECTIVES Jan 4, 2014

Reform vows, Constitution to dog Abe in 2014

At the beginning of the new year, I would like to review the achievements of the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the challenges it faces in its second year on the economic and political fronts. Economically, Abe's policies did produce results. One symbolic ...

Business | JAPANESE PERSPECTIVES Dec 7, 2013

Who is responsible for a corporate scandal?

Recent scandals involving Japanese businesses have included bank loans to the underworld and misrepresentations of restaurant menus at leading hotels, and many of the media reports have focused on how management takes responsibility for the mess. I would like to highlight three points that ...