Category: Japan

Japan’s eerily quiet #MeToo moment

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has failed to enact specific and clear reforms designed to empower women in spite of pledges to do so Monday, 09 July, 2018, 8:45am William Pesek It’s the BBC documentary Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn’t want you to see. Ostensibly, “Japan’s Secret Shame” tells the story

Japanese casinos are a real gamble

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Tokyo has a lot to tempt operators but it is late entering a crowded Asian market William Pesek July 05, 2018 For two decades, Las Vegas billionaires salivated over the idea of casinos in Japan. Arguably, only China holds greater potential than the affluent, gambling-crazy East Asian archipelago. Tokyo may hate to

Bank of Japan’s attempt at reflating the economy is getting trumped by US trade war threats

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST June, 17 2018 William Pesek In his 63 months helming the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda has run into many an obstacle: frugal consumers, testy politicians, skittish corporate executives, assertive currency traders. But the mercurial US president may trump them all. It’s not like Governor Kuroda’s historic easing programme was gaining