Japan will face a fiscal crisis in about a decade unless the nation undertakes fiscal consolidation in the “medium term,” according to Takatoshi Ito, a University of Tokyo professor and former member of the prime minister’s council of economic and fiscal policy.
July 10 (Bloomberg) -- Janken, the unbeatable Rock, Paper, Scissors robot from the Ishikawa Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, has a secret weapon. How can it predict a human's next move? Video courtesy University of Tokyo. (Source: Bloomberg)
Dismissed as a “nobody” by Japan’s nuclear industry, seismologist Katsuhiko Ishibashi spent two decades watching his predictions of disaster come true: First in the 1995 Kobe earthquake and then at Fukushima. He says the government still doesn’t get it.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund should adopt a short-term strategy as the central bank’s plan to spur inflation creates the risk of a bond rout, said the former head of the fund’s investment committee.
Japan, the world’s largest pork importer and Asia’s biggest buyer of beef, may agree to remove duties on meat after joining U.S.-led trade talks this month, a former adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.