Has Abenomics Fizzled Out?

Throughout 2016, economists have been asking if Japan’s shocking decision to introduce negative interest rates has been beneficial. In January the Bank of Japan adopted its negative interest-rate policy, which in effect penalises banks for hoarding too much money. This dramatic and unconventional move was part of the Bank’s plan to support Abenomics, the programme devised […]

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Abe first in line to meet President elect Trump

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has become the first foreign leader to meet President elect Donald Trump. They held a 90-minute conversation at Trump Tower in New York. Mr Abe said he has great confidence in Mr Trump. He described their talk as candid and with a warm atmosphere. There was very little information disclosed […]

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Mother, father, baby and work

Most Japanese men expect to gain more money and status the longer they stay with their company. By the time they reach their forties or fifties, they expect to become managers and earn considerably more than they did when they joined their company in their twenties. That was the system which was common throughout corporate […]

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