Is the yen still a safe haven?

The Japanese yen has long been considered the best currency in which to invest when the world is facing danger or financial markets are in turmoil. On more than a dozen occasions since the mid-1990s, it has soared in response to shocks, including the global financial crisis in 2008 and Britain’s vote to leave the […]

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N.Korea threat deepens US-Japan alliance

Japan and the United States have reaffirmed their close alliance in the face of threats from North Korea. There was extensive coverage in the world’s media of the trip by the US Vice President Mike Pence to South Korea and Japan this week, during which he pledged “100 percent support” for both nations. As he […]

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Trump leaves Asia guessing on North Korea

Most politics in Japan is influenced by its two most important relationships; those with China and the United States. Last week, President Xi Jinping of China visited President Donald Trump in Florida. The Japanese were not invited. Both China and the US claim the summit meeting was a success. Mr Trump said there was “tremendous […]

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