Editorials Oct 2, 2014

Checkered business sentiment

Worrying signs appear to outweigh the bright spots in the Bank of Japan's latest "tankan" survey. The government-laid scenario of steady recovery in consumer spending after the consumption tax hike in April has not materialized.

Editorials Jan 20, 2014

Cheaper yen demands caution

The yen's decline under the watch of the Abe administration has contributed to the popularity of his economic policy, but a furthering weakening would have disadvantages.