Commentary / World Jan 27, 2011

Facing the specter of famine

by Yoshiyuki Sagara and Kevin Rafferty

SINGAPORE — In India, a potentially huge economic and social crisis is in the making, involving extensive rewriting of recipe books to exclude a favorite ingredient. Onions are in short supply and their prices have risen by 80 percent, too expensive for many Indians ...

Editorials Sep 3, 2008

Short-term economic fix

The government has announced an ¥11.7 trillion economic stimulus package to prevent a further slide of the Japanese economy. It represents a short-term approach to tide over current difficulties. Apparently the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito hoped the package would ...