Why did Shinzo Abe dress up as Super Mario?

When Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dressed up as Super Mario and popped out of a pipe at the end of the Olympic Games ceremony in Brazil he was sending a couple of important messages. Firstly, he wanted to show that he is a fun, friendly person and not an scary nationalist, as he is […]

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Renho says Abenomics has stalled

A woman with a tough reputation for trying to stop Japan wasting money is hoping to be the lead challenger to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Reuters says that Renho has become the clear favourite to become the first female leader of Japan’s biggest opposition party, the Democratic Party of Japan. She is hoping to succeed […]

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Saving Japan from the fate of death by overwork

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Communist Party and the Bank of Japan all agree on one principle; the way Japanese people approach their work should change. Labour reform is Japan’s “biggest challenge” according to Prime Minister Abe. When I met with representatives of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo recently they told […]

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Abenomics dismays the foreign press

Japan’s finances are being pushed towards a cliff by a prime minister who is drunk on borrowed money. These are two of the alarming images which were appeared in the international press this week to describe Prime Minister’s Shinzo Abe’s economic policy, Abenomics. Abenomics is nearly always criticised by the foreign media for being neither […]

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