from Breakingviews:

Deepening economic ties belie China-Japan tension

September 3, 2015

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

Hostility between Asia’s two biggest economies is bubbling up again. But commercial logic is pulling in the other direction: Japan’s economic success increasingly depends on China, and vice versa.

from Breakingviews:

With strong new backer, Olam gets what Noble needs

August 28, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

SoftBank’s hired gun takes high road to ownership

August 20, 2015

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

from The Great Debate:

Want the truth of World War Two? Don’t ask Japan.

August 18, 2015

Men dressed as Japanese imperial army soldiers march at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

Men dressed as Japanese imperial army soldiers march at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. REUTERS/Issei Kato

from Breakingviews:

Best chapter in Pearson breakup story yet to come

August 5, 2015

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

from The Great Debate:

As U.S. influence in Asia falters, allies increasingly look to themselves

July 31, 2015

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force'S new helicopter destroyer DDH183 Izumo is seen before its launching ceremony in Yokohama

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's new helicopter destroyer DDH183 Izumo is seen before its launching ceremony in Yokohama, south of Tokyo August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

from Breakingviews:

Edward Hadas: Nikkei joins demographic denial cult

July 29, 2015

Why did Nikkei buy the Financial Times? As my colleague Rob Cox points out, the best explanation is demographic. Thanks to minimal immigration and a small number of children, the population of the Japanese group’s home market is shrinking by about 30 percent each generation. Many companies that want to grow – as shareholders and managers generally expect big firms to do – have to look abroad for expansion.

from Edward Hadas:

Nikkei joins demographic denial cult

July 29, 2015

Why did Nikkei buy the Financial Times? As my colleague Rob Cox points out, the best explanation is demographic. Thanks to minimal immigration and a small number of children, the population of the Japanese group’s home market is shrinking by about 30 percent each generation. Many companies that want to grow – as shareholders and managers generally expect big firms to do – have to look abroad for expansion.

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: FT is to Nikkei as Jim Beam is to Suntory

By Rob Cox
July 24, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Financial logic in $1.3 bln FT buy is paper thin

July 23, 2015

By Jennifer Saba

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