Dark deflation era “may end soon”

“There’s a good chance that Japan will soon be exiting its long dark era of deflation.” That was the optimistic view expressed by Peter Berezin, who runs global investment strategy on behalf of BCA Research when he spoke to Market Watch this week. “This will be a huge surprise to investors,” he added. It would […]

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Less work could be a lifesaver

The CEOs of Japan’s biggest companies are encouraging their staff to leave the office early to help ease the pressure of working life. Once a month, employees will be invited to pack up work at three pm on Friday afternoon, leaving them free to travel, shop or spend time with their families. The initiative, backed […]

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Interview with China expert Professor Rana Mitter

For China and Japan, the battles they fought in the 1930s and 1940s continue to scar their relationship. On a diplomatic level, there has been no meeting between their leaders since President Xi Jinping exchanged a frosty handshake with Prime Minister Abe in late 2014. President Xi has worked in recent years to enhance the […]

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