In this report, Richard argues that Japan's January exports may not be that much of a bright spot as the statistics indicated.
Richard analyses why the Zenchu reform is not an agricultural reform as Abe claims and why it is just another of the incremental steps that have gradually weakened JA-Zenchu’s power over the last few decades.
Richard reports that the Bank of Japan Governor has raised the grey flag for achieving the 2% inflation target in two years.
Richard discusses the likelihood of the U.S. and Japan reach the TPP pact this year.
Richard analyzes the reason behind Japanese multinational companies' growing trend to produce in overseas countries, especially in Asia, despite the weakening yen.
The Bank of Japan (BOJ) is pulling out all the stops in order to make good on its promise of achieving 2% inflation toward the latter half of fiscal 2015 (which ends April 2016).
Richard analyzes the Saga Prefecture election setback to Abe and its possible implications for TPP.