Category: Commentary

Marcos 2.0 likely to accelerate Philippines’ backward slide

OPINION Marcos 2.0 likely to accelerate Philippines’ backward slide Key watchpoints will be whether corruption and cronyism worsen William Pesek May 12, 2022 05:00 JST William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades.” Pinpointing inflection points is hard enough in highly developed economies,
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Opinion: Enough is enough. It’s time for Japan to have a female leader

THE WASHINGTON POST Opinion by William Pesek September 8, 2021 at 11:33 a.m. William Pesek is a Tokyo-based writer and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades.” Over the past decade, Japan has tried a variety of strategies to restore its economic relevance. It spent trillions of dollars jolting growth. It devalued
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Japan needs a female leader, and now

Trailblazing cabinet minister Seiko Noda has hinted that she might run William Pesek NIKKEI ASIA William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of “Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan’s Lost Decades.” There is a favorite anecdote I share when describing the dismal state of Japan’s gender dynamics. It involves Sheryl Sandberg,
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