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December 07, 2017

Abenomics and the Elusive Trickle Down

Despite a steadily growing economy, the promised trickle-down effect has yet to materialize, with newly created wealth being amassed mainly ...

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June 01, 2017

Pursuing the Dream of Full Financial Inclusion

Gojo & Company operates a group of microfinance institutions in the developing world with the goal of providing financial access ...

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January 25, 2017

A Leadership Crisis in China?

The emergence of divergent prescriptions for China’s slowing economy has fueled speculations of a feud among Beijing’s top leaders. China ...

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July 22, 2015

The AIIB and Japan’s Development Assistance

Tokyo’s decision not to join the AIIB may have been made in deference to Washington’s wishes, but given its distinguished ...

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March 23, 2015

The White House’s AIIB Fiasco

The Obama administration’s poor handling of the China-led investment bank has produced a needless public defeat for the United States. ...

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May 27, 2014

Moving the ROE “Mountain”
A Framework for Capital Market Reform

Despite a slew of corporate governance reforms undertaken over the past two decades, Japanese companies remain extraordinarily immune to shareholder ...

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November 01, 2012

Missed Opportunities at the Tokyo IMF–World Bank Meetings

For Japan, the first IMF–World Bank meeting hosted by Tokyo in 48 years was an opportunity to take stock, contemplate ...

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September 26, 2012

Emergency Planning for a Fiscal Meltdown

While experts differ sharply as to the risk of a Japanese debt crisis, the authors of this article point to ...

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June 09, 2011

13. The Future of the Key Currency System

Is there any mechanism within global capitalism at present that can prevent the outbreak of a dollar crisis? The answer, ...

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January 11, 2011

Problems with Mandatory Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards

The Tokyo Foundation has issued a research paper identifying the basic features and problem areas of the International Financial Reporting ...

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