Japan never became the world's top economy, but it remains the global best in a number of critical categories.
For Jesper Koll's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Central banks are back on the center stage of the global economic policy debate. The U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank now appear ready to ease monetary policy — in a turnaround from just some months ago when people were looking for ...
A forced hike in wages is both a powerful stick and a nutritious carrot that will boost productivity, and thus the future prosperity of Japan.
The Reiwa generation of university and high school graduates will enjoy a natural tailwind propelling them toward economic prosperity.
The Reiwa Era is poised to become a great one for Japan.
Fostering greater entrepreneurship is the best way for Japan to achieve sustained economic growth.
Japan's newfound globalization marks a success for Abenomics because it has made Japan strong again both at home and abroad.
The outlook for Japan in 2019 is bright.
The real issue for the Japanese economy in 2019 is not the tax hike, but how quickly and how determined Team Abe will reassert its promised focus on structural reform.
Make no mistake — good deflation is an integral part of economic management in Japan.