Watching Sumo can tell us about Japan’s economy

Watching sumo on television can provide an insight into how the economy is faring, according to one of Japan’s top economists. He senses positivity and optimism, in contrast to the negative and pessimistic reports about the economy elsewhere in the media. The economic analysis of the sumo starts with the wrestling itself. Forbes informs its […]

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Do the Japanese live long lives because they are obedient?

We know that the Japanese live long lives, with many people surviving beyond a hundred years of age. Is one of the reasons that they heed advice on how to live well? Very often, articles in the international media present Japan’s ageing population as a problem. Some writers complain about Japan for its weak and […]

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