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ABENOMICS

Despite Shinzo Abe's numerous achievements as prime minister, including job creation and efforts to promote workforce gender equality, recent controversies surrounding his tenure, including ties to controversial groups and scandals within his political faction, have tarnished his image.
COMMENTARY
May 7, 2024
The economic legacy of Japan's longest-serving prime minister
Under Abenomics and the BOJ's monetary policy, employment rose more than under any other Japanese government in the 21st century.
Bank of Japan Gov. Kazuo Ueda speaks to reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday in Tokyo.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 21, 2024
BOJ turns page on Abenomics, giving reeling Kishida election hope
The bank's aggressive monetary easing was one of the three pillars of the deflation-fighting program.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 12, 2023
Japan’s giant of central banking
Critics of former BOJ Gov. Kuroda complain that he never achieved the 2% inflation target. What they fail to acknowledge is his policies led to a dramatic strengthening of the labor market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 17, 2023
With BOJ pick, Kishida strikes political balance and draws line under Abenomics
Having an academic helm the BOJ is unprecedented in Japan, where the job traditionally rotates between a central banker and an official from the Finance Ministry.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Oct 12, 2022
One year on, Kishida’s 'new capitalism' hardly moves forward
After 12 months of economic and political headwinds — from a plummeting yen to the Unification Church scandal — Kishida's pivot from Abenomics remains 'conceptual.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 27, 2022
The legacy of Abenomics lies between two extremes
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies were a mixed bag for Japan — still, he successfully pushed the country to re-imagine itself.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Sep 26, 2022
Abenomics lives on after ex-prime minister's death, but economy still fragile
Even after stepping down as the longest-serving PM in 2020, Shinzo Abe remained an advocate of expansionary fiscal policy and the continuation of powerful monetary easing.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 7, 2022
A man who genuinely cared: Mourning the real Shinzo Abe
Though the slain former Japanese prime minister belonged to the hawkish wing of his party, he was not the unbending nationalist conservative that many foreigners deemed him to be.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2022
Poll shows close to 50% in Japan support restarting some nuclear reactors
The proportion of respondents who expressed opposition came to 27.9%, while 23.8% said they had no opinion or did not know.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jul 16, 2022
Kishida’s next moves will determine fate of Abe legacy
Prime Minister Kishida's actions after the election win will reveal the power that Abe's name retains and the immediate prospects for his legacy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Jul 11, 2022
Death of Abenomics father may give Japan scope to curb stimulus
The death of Shinzo Abe could eventually allow Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to phase out Abe's government spending and monetary stimulus.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 10, 2022
Abe’s greatest economic policy legacy is looking careworn
The former premier knew what he wanted from monetary stimulus and the person to get him there: BOJ Gov. Kuroda. But does Japan still support those policies?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Jul 9, 2022
Legacy of Abenomics to live beyond its architect
The complicated fallout of Abe's audacious growth program, both good and bad, continues to ripple through markets and the economy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 19, 2022
Japan’s blurred vision for the future of capitalism
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has finally given the broad strokes of his signature economic growth program. It's not Abe's “Three Arrows.”
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Jun 2, 2022
Kishida's 'new capitalism' not so new, economists say, but on the right track
Much of the language in this week's draft economic proposal was familiar, but the new emphasis on human resources could help lift Japan's economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 16, 2022
Front-runner to be next BOJ chief calls for faster green growth strategy
An increase in Japan's potential growth would encourage firms to raise wages on prospects of stronger profits, and give households more purchasing power, Hiroshi Nakaso said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 16, 2022
Can Kishida’s ‘new capitalism’ help Japan’s workers?
What is remarkable about Kishida's new capitalism is that the LDP is the very party that brought neoliberalism to Japan in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 19, 2022
Kishida vows to push for green and digital transformation in Davos message
In a speech to the World Economic Forum, the prime minister expressed his hope of creating a 'zero-emissions' community in Asia as the region faces geopolitical and geoeconomic challenges.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 26, 2021
Kishida must turn to Abenomics to satisfy financial markets, Abe says
Some economists have observed Kishida appears to wish to address criticism that the previous economic policy mix boosted corporate earnings and thus stock prices but not the middle class.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 15, 2021
Abenomics fell short on spreading wealth: economic revitalization minister
The economic policy package's trickle-down approach of getting companies to share the benefits of growth was insufficient, according to Daishiro Yamagiwa.

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