Category: Japan

Japan’s ‘Virginity Crisis’

Jun 14, 2019 William Pesek Japan’s “virginity crisis” has gotten lots of attention in recent months. Anthropological sleuths are rightly fascinated by studies showing young Japanese aren’t having much sex. But two more recent data sets suggest this phenomenon may soon be preoccupying bond traders, too. The first: new government statistics showing that births fell

No Sex Please, We’re Japanese

FORBES The Worrisome Demographic Trajectory Of A Highly Indebted Nation William Pesek If serendipity were an economic indicator, Japan analysts would have loads of grim news to chew over this week. Consider three seemingly disparate news items making headlines. One, a new report detailing how young Japanese aren’t having much sex. Two, a Moody’s Investors Service

China’s Bonding Moment

NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW Country needs more financial reforms to see full benefits of index inclusion William Pesek APRIL 04, 2019 03:01 JST Waves of fresh capital are sure to rush China’s way.   © FeatureChina/AP Foreign investors already hold a not insignificant chunk of mainland Chinese bonds — around $223 billion. But this total will be