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  1. February 17, 2013

    Currency wars: yen is now

    Abandon hope, all ye who enter into a debate about currency wars. The IMF says there is no fight in the first place, while...

  2. February 5, 2013

    Yen and Toyota: ups and downs

    During the yen’s long rise, the bosses of Japan’s export giants have been like executives forced into too-tight suits. Now a...

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  1. Investing in Japan 2012

    Inward investment: Japan’s skills and diligence prove their worth Architecture: Tokyo...
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  1. January 3, 2013

    Investors embrace ‘Abe trade’ on Japan

    Bull markets in Japan tend not to last long. Over the past two decades, in an environment of low growth and persistent...

  2. December 31, 2012

    Yen resumes fall after brief buying spree

    The Japanese yen resumed its fall after a brief spell of haven buying on Monday after the latest fiscal cliff talks in the...

  3. December 28, 2012

    Weak Japan data bolster stimulus case

    Japan released a mostly weak batch of economic data for November, bolstering the case for fresh monetary and fiscal stimulus...

  4. December 27, 2012

    Abe turns back clock to stimulate economy

    Japan’s new government appears to be turning back the clock on economic policy, with plans for large-scale public spending...

  5. December 17, 2012

    Japan elections – second chance

    Shinzo Abe has the potential to be Japan’s most successful prime minister so far this century. At least, the stock market...

  6. December 12, 2012

    Japan tunnel collapse changes poll debate

    The lethal collapse of a Japanese expressway tunnel this month has helped change the national debate on government spending...

  7. December 10, 2012

    Japan enters recession before election

    Japan has entered its fifth recession in 15 years just days before the December 16 election, which is expected to sweep the...

  8. December 6, 2012

    Japan’s opposition LDP ahead in surveys

    Japanese bond futures hit new highs on Thursday as opinion polls showed the main opposition Liberal Democratic party on...

  9. December 5, 2012

    Abe can turn round Japan’s fortunes

    No sooner has a new leader been appointed in China, than Japan faces change at the top too. When it comes to transitions of...

  10. December 4, 2012

    Japan isn’t buying the end of deflation

    There is a big problem with a popular theory doing the rounds that says a dynamic new Japanese prime minister will sweep...

  11. December 4, 2012

    Japan’s election campaign kicks off

    As many as 12 political parties kicked off their campaigns on Tuesday ahead of Japan’s December 16 Lower House election,...

  12. December 4, 2012

    Economic indecision turns off Japan voters

    Three years ago, the Democratic Party of Japan won a landslide election victory, breaking the Liberal Democrat party’s...

  13. December 1, 2012

    North Korea plans rocket launch

    SEOUL, December 1 – North Korea is to carry out its second rocket launch of 2012 as its youthful leader Kim Jong-eun flexes...

  14. November 30, 2012

    Japan unveils $11bn stimulus package

    Japan’s government has approved its second round of stimulus in a little more than a month, as prime minister Yoshihiko Noda...

  15. November 27, 2012

    Japan’s nationalism is a sign of weakness

    On December 16 Japan will hold an election and if the polls are correct, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will be replaced by...

  16. November 20, 2012

    Japan’s political carousel spins again

    Compared with some past occupants of Japan’s prime ministerial residence, Yoshihiko Noda is a lucky man. One previous...

  17. November 20, 2012

    BoJ holds firm amid political pressure

    Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan, has hit back against mounting political pressure on the central bank,...

  18. November 19, 2012

    Dollar slips on fiscal solution optimism

    A risk-on start to the week dominated foreign exchange markets with most of the major currencies carried higher against the...

  19. FT Alphaville

    November 19, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    The FSB wants stricter controls on shadow banking: Minimum repo haircuts, tighter rules on rehypothecation, and new capital...

  20. November 18, 2012

    Japan’s election – revolving doors

    Welcome back to Japan’s revolving-door politics. Yoshihiko Noda was probably just getting comfortable as prime minister,...

  21. November 18, 2012

    Noda defends BoJ’s independence

    Japan’s prime minister has defended the independence of the central bank against calls for dramatic government-led monetary...

  22. November 18, 2012

    Asean curbs US regional security role

    Southeast Asian leaders have agreed not to “internationalise” the maritime disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, in...

  23. November 18, 2012

    Noda warns on rise of anti-foreigner sentiment

    Japan’s prime minister has warned against excessive hostility to foreigners ahead of an election that many analysts say will...

  24. November 16, 2012

    Tokyo exporters jump on yen weakness

    Japanese stocks extended gains into a second day on Friday amid expectations that December’s election will lead to further...

  25. November 16, 2012

    Japanese PM dissolves parliament

    Japan’s prime minister on Friday dissolved parliament, clearing the way for a general election next month that is expected...

  26. November 15, 2012

    Yen sell-off continues as election called

    The Japanese yen sell-off continued on Thursday driven by an expectation of more easing by the Bank of Japan following the...

  27. November 14, 2012

    Tokyo political turmoil hits yen

    The Japanese yen fell sharply on Wednesday after prime minister Yoshihiko Noda said he would dissolve parliament on Friday...

  28. November 14, 2012

    Japan’s PM calls December election

    Japan will hold a general election next month that is widely expected to oust the ruling Democratic party after a tumultuous...

  29. November 13, 2012

    Japan averts fund crash ahead of elections

    Japan’s government has reached a deal with opposition parties over a controversial bond bill, averting a funding crunch and...

  30. November 13, 2012

    Shinzo Abe criticises China over Tibet

    Shinzo Abe, head of the main Japanese opposition party, has criticised China over its human rights record in Tibet, in...

  31. November 12, 2012

    Sense of discomfort grows for Japan Inc

    Talk to executives at Asics, and you don’t get the sense that Japan Inc is hurting. The country’s top maker of running...

  32. November 11, 2012

    Noda vows to join trade deal talks

    Yoshihiko Noda, the Japanese prime minister, has pledged to join talks on a domestically controversial pan-Pacific free...

  33. November 6, 2012

    Fears of Japan budget disaster overblown

    It says a great deal about the standard of political debate in Japan that much recent discussion has focused on the meaning...

  34. October 25, 2012

    Cracks in Japanese bonds merry-go-round

    Japan’s government debt is pretty terrifying, if you stop to think about it. Gross borrowings and guarantees in excess of...

  35. FT Alphaville

    October 25, 2012

    Japan's very own fiscal cliff

    And this one might prove more precipitous than its famous US cousin. From the FT’s Ben McLannahan: In an echo of worries in...

  36. October 25, 2012

    Japan grapples with its fiscal cliff

    The Japanese finance ministry will hold crisis talks with bond dealers in the world’s largest government debt market on...

  37. October 23, 2012

    New resignation blow for Noda government

    TOKYO, October 23 – Japan's justice minister quit on Tuesday because of ill health, a cabinet official said, after calls for...

  38. October 23, 2012

    Doubts cast over Japan nuclear phase-out

    It has only been a month since Japan declared that it would close down its nuclear industry by the end of the 2030s, but...

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