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Asia Pacific Politics

Will first female Tokyo Governor boost women in workforce?

New Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has played a key role in Japan’s “womenomics” policies—how might her administration impact gender inequality?

Asia Pacific Security

Japan needs its own agenda to better trade ties with Russia

Recently, Sergey Lavrov visited Japan to discuss bilateral cooperation. The visit’s real aim was to stress the value to Russia of a more independent Japan.

Asia Pacific Economics

Bright spots remain despite Japan’s economic troubles

Global economic volatility is hampering Japan’s efforts to address structural weaknesses, resulting in a dual assault on Tokyo’s attempts to boost economic growth. Yet despite these trends, it is not

Asia Pacific Economics

Which countries are most exposed to China’s currency devaluation?

China’s decision to let the yuan depreciate last week came for a number of reasons, including being a needed boost for Chinese export industries. But there are two sides to

Economics International

OECD interim assessment shows moderate growth

The OECD Interim Assessment indicates slightly higher, albeit still moderate world growth, and the report underscores a warning against a hollow recovery driven by monetary policy rather than fundamentals. The

Asia Pacific Economics

Is Japans structural reform blocked by vested interests?

Abe’s recent re-election will bring continued commitment to reform and economic restructuring. However, domestic interest groups and economic stagnation continues to pose serious challenges. Japan is the world’s third largest

Asia Pacific Economics

Is Japan headed for another recession?

Japan has struggled in recent months, posting economic losses for the second straight quarter, eliciting fears that the country is headed for another recession. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s experiment may prove

Asia Pacific Politics

Japan de-escalates the Senkaku-Diaoyu dispute

Japan seeks to improve the tense situation in the run-up to the APEC meeting in December. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe cannot afford risking trade relations with China. Japanese Prime Minister

Asia Pacific Economics

Abenomics has a silver lining

Japanese GDP took another tumble in the second quarter, but Abenomics has not been for naught. Although Japanese GDP actually fell by less than analyst expectations in the second quarter,

Economics International

5 ways inflation is defining the 2014 economy

Inflation, or lack thereof, is an important global economic indicator. Whether it is Sweden or Brazil, central bankers or policymakers, here’s a look at why inflation is so influential. 1. Europe, Japan,