Japan struggles to improve inward FDI
Abenomics reforms promised to revamp FDI, yet have gained little traction so far. But behind the official statistics, something is stirring, writes John West.
Obama's visit to Hiroshima
Rhetoric and reality appeared to be at odds during President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, writes Tom O'Sullivan.
Abenomics needs faster implementation and better explanation
Asian Development Bank Institute Dean and CEO, Naoyuki Yoshino, tells John West that Japan's Abenomics programme should be implemented with much greater urgency, and be better explained to the public.
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Japan's immigration phobia
Japan's immigration phobia is costing the country dearly, argues John West.
Chinese investors snap up Japanese real estate
Chinese investors snap up Japanese real estate, reports John West.
Japan's business world
Japan’s business world has undergone profound transformations over the past few decades, writes John West.
Japan's silver democracy
Spending on Japan's seniors has pushed public debt up to world record levels. But change is difficult in this "silver democracy", writes John West.
China's Japan-bashing only started after the Tiananmen Square incident. But it will be difficult to turn off any time soon, argues John West.
Japan's stunted democracy
With thousands of Japanese citizens in the streets protesting against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, could Japan be on the verge of becoming a mature, full-fledged democracy asks John West.
Japanese lessons: what the country can learn from Uniqlo's success
The Japanese government could learn a lot from the success of Uniqlo, writes John West.
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Softbank weaves its world wide web
From humble beginnings, SoftBank has evolved into Japan’s leading telecommunications and internet corporation. John West looks at how it is trying to make this success global.
Impressions of Japan
"My first impression of Japanese business and economy is a mixed bag," says Rinaldi Rorimpandey, a January-session student at Tokyo's Sophia University.
Target Canada: why Japanese companies are heading eastwards
Japan has a long history of investing in Canada, a trend that is showing no sign of slowing thanks in no small part to recent activity from companies like Honda, Japan Petroleum Exploration and Muji.
Japan almost made it!
Japan flirted with very high income status in the late 1980s. But following a financial crisis 20 years ago, it has slipped back. Today, convergence with world leaders is "mission impossible".
Japan struggles into Asian Century
Japan, long time Asia's leading nation, is struggling to reposition itself for the Asian Century, argues John West.
Japan's economy -- from miracle to mystery to pious hopes
After four decades of miraculous development, Japan's economy then experienced twenty years of mysterious stagnation. Despite "Abenomics" new hopes, hope is now turning to despair, argues John West.
In search of Japan's roots
Japan's historical and cultural roots are very deep. We must try to understand them, to understand the country today.
Japan calls its corporates to account
Japan is embarking upon the challenging task of bringing its corporate governance structure up to international standards.
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