Editorials Mar 7, 2013

Mr. Kuroda's high hopes

Bank of Japan presidential nominee Haruhiko Kuroda tells confirmation lawmakers that he will do anything he can to push Japan off its deflation path.

Commentary / Japan Feb 7, 2013

'Abenomic' hopes and fears

by Shinji Fukukawa

"Abenomics" is now a buzzword at home and abroad. Even before taking office, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had strongly demanded that the Bank of Japan take action to end deflation and set an inflation target that would drive the yen lower. He had gone so ...

Editorials Jan 23, 2013

Manipulation of a key index

Even during Japan's bubble economy of the late '80s, average annual inflation was 0.7 percentage point shy of the just-adopted 2 percent target.