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Sharp deal shocks Japan Inc.

Sharp deal shocks Japan Inc.

THIRTY years ago, Japan’s corporations seemed unstoppable. A lot has changed since then, as shown [...]

Renewable energy revolution takes off in Japan

Renewable energy revolution takes off in Japan

JAPAN is moving full throttle toward renewable energy. Five years ago, before the Fukushima Daiichi [...]

Japan shuts door to immigrants as population melts away

Japan shuts door to immigrants as population melts away

JAPAN faces a daunting demographic challenge. Both the general populace and the working-age [...]

TPP to have profound impact on geopolitics in Asia-Pacific

TPP to have profound impact on geopolitics in Asia-Pacific

EAST Asia’s geopolitical future over the next 18 to 24 months will hinge on whether the Trans- [...]

Abe gradually restarts Japan’s nuclear power plants while gauging public opinion

Abe gradually restarts Japan’s nuclear power plants while gauging public opinion

WITH the restart of the No. 1 reactor at the Sendai power station on August 11, 2015, Japan began [...]

Japan quietly returns as prime naval power in East Asia

Japan quietly returns as prime naval power in East Asia

JAPAN has many reasons to downplay its resurgent sea power to domestic and foreign audiences. But [...]

Japan looks to hidden champions for economic impetus

Japan looks to hidden champions for economic impetus

HIDDEN champions are firms that have annual sales below US$5 billion and are not widely known, but [...]

Two anniversaries point to East Asia’s outlook

Two anniversaries point to East Asia’s outlook

PRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe's long-anticipated statement commemorating the 70th anniversary of the [...]

Energy: Reactor restarted but Japan’s nuclear waste remains an issue

Energy: Reactor restarted but Japan’s nuclear waste remains an issue

JAPAN has fired up the No.1 reactor at Sendai nuclear power station in Kagoshima four years after [...]

Japan’s new long-term energy plan raises questions on nuclear

Japan’s new long-term energy plan raises questions on nuclear

JAPAN’S government has taken the first steps, four years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, to [...]

Little chance of South Korea and Japan allies healing political rifts

Little chance of South Korea and Japan allies healing political rifts

SOUTH Korea’s President Park Geun-hye and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in autumn [...]

Japan looks to forge new links with its Asian neighbours

Japan looks to forge new links with its Asian neighbours

POLITICAL relations between Japan and its east Asian neighbours are still frosty more than two [...]

IS beheadings underline Japan’s need for long-term strategy

IS beheadings underline Japan’s need for long-term strategy

THE BEHEADINGS of two Japanese hostages by Islamic State (IS) radicals fuels the debate over Japan’ [...]

Vested interests are the real winners in Japan’s polls

Vested interests are the real winners in Japan’s polls

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s gamble to call a snap election after only two years in office [...]

TPP stalls as China and South Korea agree tariff-free deals

TPP stalls as China and South Korea agree tariff-free deals

THE AMBITIOUS Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) project, aimed at establishing a comprehensive free- [...]

Top businesses back Japan’s energy move to hydrogen

Top businesses back Japan’s energy move to hydrogen

WITH the horrors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident still vivid in people’s minds, the [...]

Ageing population turns Japan into a social experiment

Ageing population turns Japan into a social experiment

JAPAN is facing an unprecedented demographic challenge. The number of births fell to a record low [...]

Japan’s vested interests remain off-target for Abe’s reforms

Japan’s vested interests remain off-target for Abe’s reforms

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has revealed the details of the ‘third arrow’ of his reform [...]

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