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Good news: Japan inflation at 5 year high

Oct 25, 2013
Prices are up in Japan -- and that's a good thing.
Posted In: Japan, inflation

Japan Airlines, Airbus close first-ever $9.5 billion deal

Oct 7, 2013
Airbus's gain is Boeing's loss.
Posted In: Airbus, Boeing, Japan

Japan will increase its national sales tax by 3 percent

Oct 1, 2013
Japan is hiking its national sales tax, from 5 percent all the way to 8 percent.
Posted In: Japan, Shinzo Abe, sales tax, debt

How did a former treasury secretary move markets today by doing absolutely nothing?

Sep 13, 2013
False information from a Japanese newspaper moved investor activity.
Posted In: Japan, Lawrence Summers, Federal Reserve, chairman of the federal reserve, markets

The economics of winning an Olympics

Sep 6, 2013
Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?
Posted In: Olympics, turkey, Japan, spain

Japan's latest Fukushima fix: 'Game of Thrones'-like?

Sep 3, 2013
Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Posted In: Fukushima, tsunami, nuclear radiation, Japan

Will Japan open up roadways to more U.S. automakers?

Aug 19, 2013
The U.S. wants to make it easier for American automakers to get their cars in front of Japanese customers.
Posted In: GM, Ford, Japan, asia, Auto

Economic stimulus in Japan gets a political boost

Jul 22, 2013
The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will now control both houses of parliament. What does the new majority mean for Abe's economic plans?
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan, asia

Honda: An American success story?

Jul 5, 2013
Honda sales are up and the company sales it expects to become a net exporter of vehicles from the U.S. by late next year.
Posted In: Honda, Auto, Japan, manufacturing

Will a Softbank-Sprint deal lower mobile phone prices?

Jun 26, 2013
Shareholders of Sprint Nextel approved an offer from Softbank to acquire a bulk of the U.S. phone company. Now it's up to Washington regulators to approve the foreign purchase.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, Japan, Dish, telecom

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