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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan prepares to vote

Dec 12, 2014
Here’s a bright idea: in the middle of a recession, call an election.
Posted In: business, Shinzo Abe, Japan, japan election
People walk past restaurants illuminated at dusk as the Tsutenkaku tower, center, stands in the Shinsekai shopping district of Osaka, Japan. The country is trying to find ways to stimulate its economy.

A setback for Japan's 'Abenomics'

Nov 17, 2014
A hefty increase in Japan's sales tax is blamed for causing a recession.
Posted In: Japan, GDP, Taxes, economy stimulus

Charting Japan's road to recession

Nov 17, 2014
Here's what we're reading - and the numbers we're watching- Monday morning.
Posted In: Japan, recession, 2012 election, isis

Why inflation is a central banker's goal

Oct 31, 2014
A moderate rate of inflation is evidence of a growing economy
Posted In: inflation, quantitative easing, Japan

Island's answer to China-Japan dispute: Tourism

Jun 26, 2014
The tiny resort island of Ishigaki wants Chinese tourists, but not its military.
Posted In: China, Japan, tourism
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Is Abenomics working? Depends on who you ask.

Apr 22, 2014
President Obama travels to Japan on the first leg of his Asia tour.
Posted In: Japan, Abenomics

PODCAST: Is Netflix the new cable?

Apr 21, 2014
We look at Japan's surging trade deficit. And, for the past few weeks, God has quietly been ruling the box office.
Posted In: netflix, Japan, movies

PODCAST: Obamacare's youth movement

Apr 18, 2014
Japan and the U.S. are having beef over the price of meat. And, the fight between TV broadcasters and Aereo goes to the Supreme Court.
Posted In: Aereo, Affordable Care Act, meat, Japan

Oil and gas will drive future control of the South China Sea

Mar 25, 2014
A new book explores the possible disputes over who owns the South China Sea, and its oil reserves.
Posted In: asia, China, south china sea, Japan

PODCAST: Tennessee car workers reject union

Feb 17, 2014
Stimulus woes in Japan put a hamper on the country's recovery. And taking a look at how we value water.
Posted In: Japan, tennessee, water

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