from Breakingviews:

Abe’s Capitol Hill speech needs ideas for backyard

April 29, 2015

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

from The Great Debate:

With a $42 billion defense budget, is Japan a hawk in dove’s clothing?

By William Johnson
April 28, 2015

Sailors stand on the deck of the Izumo warship as it departs from the harbour of the Japan United Marine shipyard in Yokohama

Sailors stand on the deck of the Izumo warship as it departs from the harbor of the Japan United Marine shipyard in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

from The Great Debate:

How far is Japan willing to go to back the United States?

By Peter Van Buren
April 27, 2015

Handout photo shows U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steaming in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan

U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships steam in formation during their military manoeuvre exercise known as Keen Sword 15 in the sea south of Japan, in this November 19, 2014 handout provided by the U.S. Navy. REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/U.S. Navy/Handout

from Breakingviews:

Japan stocks can rise beyond symbolic Nikkei high

April 23, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Japan index: BOJ plays a risky waiting game

April 8, 2015

Breakingviews Abenomics Index

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

from Breakingviews:

Japan retail deal gets M&A process back-to-front

March 11, 2015

By Una Galani

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

from Breakingviews:

Hitachi’s $2 bln deal signals Italy open for M&A

February 24, 2015

By Quentin Webb

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

from Breakingviews:

Japan’s inflation test: Mapping the road to 2 pct

February 23, 2015

By Andy Mukherjee

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

from Breakingviews:

Japan Post pays $5.1bln for global expansion stamp

February 18, 2015

By Peter Thal Larsen

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

from The Great Debate:

In Japan, some blame the victims for Islamic State hostage crisis

By Peter Van Buren
January 23, 2015

A manager watches a news program, about an Islamic State video purporting to show two Japanese captives, at a Japanese style pub in Tokyo

A manager watches a news program, about an Islamic State video purporting to show two Japanese captives, at a Japanese style pub in Tokyo January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai