from Breakingviews:

Abenomics can clear Japan’s demographic hurdle

March 14, 2013

By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Global Investing:

Abenomics rally: bubble or trend?

March 13, 2013

"Abenomics" is the buzzword in Japan these days -- it refers to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive reflationary fiscal and monetary policies that triggered the yen's 10 percent decline against the dollar and 17 percent rally in Tokyo stocks this year.

from Photographers' Blog:

Destination Fukushima: Two years on

March 7, 2013

Fukushima, Japan

By Issei Kato

“Let’s put our hearts together and keep going, Fukushima!” reads a large banner that hangs across a large steel structure that stands next to the No. 4 reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s Fukushima nuclear power plant.

from Ian Bremmer:

The top 10 grudges in the G-20

By Ian Bremmer
March 7, 2013

The G-20 is no happy family. Comprised of 19 countries and the European Union, once the urgency of the financial crisis waned, so too did the level of collaboration among members. Unlike the cozier G-7 -- filled with likeminded nations -- the G-20 is a better representation of the true global balance of power … and the tensions therein. So where are the deepest fault lines in the G-20? 

from Breakingviews:

BOJ chief could score early win by dumping rule

February 28, 2013

By Andy Mukherjee

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own)

from The Edgy Optimist:

I think we’re turning Japanese, I really hope so

By Zachary Karabell
February 22, 2013

Why the U.S. would be lucky to become Japan.

By Zachary Karabell

Over the past few years, it’s become ever more common to hear comparisons between the United States and Japan. They are not favorable. They come in the form of dark warnings that the current policies of the United States will lead to a fate similar to Japan’s over the past 20 years: stagnant growth with no end in site.

from Breakingviews:

Next BOJ chief should accept monetisation

February 14, 2013

By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Japan tensions rewrite China shopping lists

February 13, 2013

By Katrina Hamlin

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

G7 only adds to global currency confusion

By Edward Hadas
February 12, 2013

By Edward Hadas
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Interview questions for the new BOJ chief

February 12, 2013

By Andy Mukherjee

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.