TOE Alert: How Bright A Spot Were January's Exports?

posted by Richard Katz on March 02, 2015

Found in Japan, categorized in International Trade and Investment

Tags: TOE Richard Katz exports Japan BOJ MOF weak yen

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Japan losing global market share as firms prefer to use the weak yen to boost profits rather than sales volume


In this report, Richard argues that Japan's January exports may not be that much of a bright spot as the statistics indicated.

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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