Category: Japan

Plot thickens for Abe’s third term in Japan

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Shinzo Abe is poised to become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister on Thursday, a chance to fulfill his dream to revise the pacifist constitution. Yet Donald Trump’s trade war and slowing demand may get in the way, writes William Pesek. 16 September, 2018 William Pesek Japan’s September 20 leadership contest has long

What Einstein could teach Japan

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW The Bank of Japan just admitted defeat With monetary policy failing, Kuroda should switch target from consumer prices to wages William Pesek August 02, 2018 The Bank of Japan did nothing on Tuesday. That, at least, is the considered view of the financial intelligentsia, which had been bracing for policy fireworks. It