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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policy gamble has made headlines around the world, sending Tokyo’s stock market – and public debt – soaring, weakening the yen and attracting foreign investment. ‘Abenomics’ and the government’s efficient PR machine enabled the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its ally, New Komeito, to gain control of both houses of p...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
The revival of Japan’s economic fortunes by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been welcomed by large swathes of the country. But observers say if the boost to the economy is to last, it must be accompanied by structural reforms, which in a deeply conservative country have always proved difficult. This is the second part in a series on ‘Abenomics’ and looks at proposals...
Political paralysis in Japan since the 1990s has prevented any serious attempt to cut the growing mountain of debt and social problems that threaten to drag down the world’s third largest economy. Japanese voters have become disillusioned with the political class, but for some, there does appear to be one bright hope on the horizon – Osaka’s young mayor, Toru Hashi...