The Japanese economy is in very good shape. As Goldilocks would say, everything seems ‘just right’. But for Japan just as for Goldilocks, the three bears are on their way back home.
Today, many Japanese business leaders recognise women’s empowerment as critical for corporate growth and have started responding on a scale the country hasn’t seen before.
Japan went to the polls on Sunday for a snap election in the lower house which saw Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) once again cruise to victory.
It looks as if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is fighting for his political endgame, but his pet policy Abenomics is coming under increasing pressure on a number of fronts.
Now that the dust has settled on Abe’s new cabinet and executive line-up in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), what are the main takeaways in political and policy terms?
Japan’s employment practices appear out of date and reform is overdue.
An income contingent loan (ICL) system for Japan?
Alicia Ogawa in Australia and Japan in the Region Forum
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