National Jun 16, 2013

Abe's growth plans fail to ease farmers' TPP fears

The economic growth strategy endorsed by the Cabinet on Friday included bold agricultural plans to boost crop exports and raise income among farmers, but fell short of allaying their worries about joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks. Under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "third arrow" to ...

Business May 30, 2013

Three-year investment push planned

The coming three years will be an "intensive investment-prompting period" to accelerate an economic growth strategy aimed at conquering nearly two decades of deflationary recession, the government said Wednesday. In the outline of the growth strategy, presented by economic and fiscal policy minister Akira Amari ...

Commentary / Japan Feb 18, 2013

Third branch of Abenomics

Fiscal and monetary policies will do little to stimulate economic growth in Japan. So, it is time for a strategy to encourage private-sector investments.