Japan’s Shifting Power Alliances

BY NOMI PRINS I’ve just wrapped up a long trip to Japan. And I’ve taken away one lesson from all of my conversations, speeches and research: The rise of nationalism in the U.S. will cause massive shifts in global trade alliances. One of the main beneficiaries will be Japan. Now, Japan might not be on your … Continue reading Japan’s Shifting Power Alliances

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Can Asia-Pacific multi-lateral trade survive without the US?

By Giovanni Di Lieto The renewed attempt by Japan, Australia, and New Zealand to activate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States is poised to fail and bring down other mega trade deals in the Asia-Pacific region. As the so-called TPP-11 countries meet in Tokyo for the third time after the US withdrawal early … Continue reading Can Asia-Pacific multi-lateral trade survive without the US?

India and Japan Form Their Own Economic Corridor

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a proposal for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) at the annual meeting of the African Development Bank in May, a proposal that won strong support from Japan We believe that the two countries are trying to counterbalance the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative with the AAGC plan, which China should … Continue reading India and Japan Form Their Own Economic Corridor

By paying women less, is Japan deepening its own deflation?

By William Pesek Corporate Japan’s sexism is so internalized that even the good news on women in the workforce tends to be bad When he returned to office in 2012, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doused his manifesto in pink, sensing the need to broaden his Liberal Democratic Party’s appeal, he made empowering women a central … Continue reading By paying women less, is Japan deepening its own deflation?

Japan – Reinventing the casino

By Daniel Hurst and Peter Langan If Hollywood movies reflect the evolving image of casinos — think Ian Fleming’s suave James Bond to Martin Scorsese’s Las Vegas mobsters — the next image iteration is wave pools, Michelin-starred restaurants, retail therapy and plenty for the kids. The casino business has been reinventing itself around entertainment for … Continue reading Japan – Reinventing the casino