Make no mistake — good deflation is an integral part of economic management in Japan.
For Jesper Koll's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
For many reasons, Pax Nipponica or Pax Sinae cannot work. But Pax Sinea-Nipponica would almost certainly be very welcomed by the Asia Pacific region.
Japan's renaissance as the world champion surplus saver and source of financial capital is a key consequence of Abenomics and the domestic economic recovery.
There are solid indications that Japanese service-sector firms are finally beginning to invest in the future.
By targeting Japan's carmakers, the U.S. leadership is aiming directly at the very heart of the nation's economy.
The sooner negotiations with North Korea shift from the threat of war to the potential "win-win" of economic modernization and shared prosperity, the more confident we can be that true peace has been won.
The Japanese economy produces growth and distributes the spoils fairly.
The yen's extremely high sensitivity to global events is a serious problem for Japan.
Japan's policy advocacy for yen depreciation is poised to get stronger as it strives to keep inbound tourism booming.
The prime minister's upcoming pick for governor of the Bank of Japan will be the key executive decision defining the future of Abenomics.