Next year is poised to be a great year for Japan. My main predictions are unashamedly bullish: Exports will get a boost from a re-acceleration in global growth; there will be a surprise pickup in domestic demand with business investments kicking in and, most ...
For Jesper Koll's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
There is no denying that Japan does have an underbelly of poor people, but compared to the United States, only relatively few are truly left behind financially.
The final journey of Japan’s baby boomers is poised to free up inheritance fund flows of as much as ¥550 trillion (about $5 trillion) over the next ten years alone.
Incoming prime minister now faces corporate leaders in a sweet spot of unprecedented openness for potentially radical and creative evolution.
The world needs a strong and confident narrative of free-market capitalism and liberal democracy more than ever.
To assure Japan’s future prosperity and success, open-minded, strong and decisive political leadership is necessary.
Japanese corporations are in an excellent position to use the global economic crisis as an opportunity.
The forces toward digitalization unleashed by the COVID-19 crisis will make Japan stronger, more competitive and more prosperous.
As Japanese and global policymakers are rushing to design policies to counter the looming economic depression, advice from one of my favorite economists, Jean-Baptiste Say, comes to mind. In 1803 he wrote: “In policy as well as in morality, the grand secret is not ...
The COVID-19 outbreak gives Japan's private sector leaders a chance to turn crisis into opportunity.