Comments on: Japan, nominally lost, not really so Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: TM Sat, 26 Sep 2009 05:31:32 +0000 Despite grammatical errors, aplenty, the body of your work is largely accurate. However, it would be reckless to assume the consequence as reached in your conclusion.
The myriad forces working to create our future, today, defy the most rigorous of models employed to determine it.
If you expect to be surprised, profoundly, by the future, then you shall never succeed to be.

By: krishnamurthi ramachandran Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:42:07 +0000 Excellent and highly informative article on Japanese investments and consumers behavior towards the changing scenes since two decades.
Good graph on her yearly inputs and outputs for national as well as world view.
I came to know from different sources,Japan have very good cash reserves by her own peoples attitude towards saving and connected with traditional,that is,joint family system.
That joint family system is widely prevalent in Asian countries.
Due to world recession and stiff competitions from China in regard to manufacturing,distribution, cost effective and more vigorous marketing techniques adopted by Chinese in recent decades.
In comparison, Chinese manufactured,and assembled goods are much cheaper than Japanese products.
This changes happening had affected Japanese exports to America and other old allies.
Now, Happy to note that,Japan is utilizing her wake up call in much realistic ways for bringing her exports,products inventory and spending her reserved cashes for buying houses and for moderate luxurious goods purchase and so on.
Thanks to this website for highlighting Japanese economy with good writing and with good statistical ways.

By: Casper Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:46:57 +0000 Good article.

I like the long term graphs, it would have been interesting to see them all scaled from 1970, to also include the effects of the oil, gold, platinum, industrials, capital, money market and inflation movements from then on. The UK deviations are also interesting. The resultant ‘net’ graph of ‘real output per working person’ less ‘real household expenditure per capita’ could also be interesting.

To me the caution is always ‘not seeing the log for the straight line’ and also false comparisons as inherent constituents, dynamics and drivers of economies differ so vastly. As a simple example, is the US one economy or an economic block of 51 countries ? And then of course my view that it is more prudent to assess the ‘now moving forward’ than over-relying on the past.