TOE Alert: Abe to Get Security Bills through Despite Public Uproar

posted by Richard Katz on July 09, 2015

Found in Japan, categorized in Politics

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There is one other force helping Abe. While the corporate governance reforms will not likely make firms any more efficiency, it could mean higher dividends and share buybacks for investors, and the foreign investor community likes it.


Richard explains why Abe's power within LDP will remain strong despite his recent disapproval rating has increased.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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