TOE Alert: Offshoring Continues to Grow Despite Weak Yen

posted by Richard Katz on January 24, 2015

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The ups and downs of the yen do not alter this fundamental trend. As the Asian market grows—both because of its role as a supply chain and because of the growth of local consumer demand—Japanese companies will increasingly seek to produce in Asia.


Richard analyzes the reason behind Japanese multinational companies' growing trend to produce in overseas countries, especially in Asia, despite the weakening yen. 

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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