An Economist’s View Archive

  • The government’s irresponsible economic policies are imperiling recovery and bringing efforts to rebuild Tōhoku’s shattered industrial sector to a standstill. This discredited administration must step down immediately for the good of the country, says economist Nariai Osamu.

    A Fatal Lack of Urgency

    The government’s irresponsible economic policies are imperiling recovery and bringing efforts to rebuild Tōhoku’s shattered industrial sector to a standstill. This discredited administration must step down immediately for the good of the country, says economist Nariai Osamu.

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  • Prime Minister Kan Naoto’s incompetent leadership at home and abroad is damaging Japan’s national interest. The time has come for the Japanese people to face up to the seriousness of the situation they are in and boot this blundering government out of office, writes economist Nariai Osamu.

    Japan’s Government of Fools: Enough is Enough

    Prime Minister Kan Naoto’s incompetent leadership at home and abroad is damaging Japan’s national interest. The time has come for the Japanese people to face up to the seriousness of the situation they are in and boot this blundering government out of office, writes economist Nariai Osamu.

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  • Who will shoulder the costs of getting Japan back on its feet after the earthquake of March 11? Economist Nariai Osamu objects to plans to secure funds by cutting back on official development assistance and having the Bank of Japan underwrite government bonds.

    Have the Current Generation Foot the Reconstruction Bill

    Who will shoulder the costs of getting Japan back on its feet after the earthquake of March 11? Economist Nariai Osamu objects to plans to secure funds by cutting back on official development assistance and having the Bank of Japan underwrite government bonds.

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  • These are extraordinary times, and they call for extraordinary action. Economist Nariai Osamu criticizes the Japanese government’s failure to adequately lead the recovery effort, and argues that a new leadership structure must be established to cut through bureaucratic red tape and speed up the pace of rebuilding the affected areas.

    Japan Needs to Be on a “Wartime” Footing

    These are extraordinary times, and they call for extraordinary action. Economist Nariai Osamu criticizes the Japanese government’s failure to adequately lead the recovery effort, and argues that a new leadership structure must be established to cut through bureaucratic red tape and speed up the pace of rebuilding the affected areas.

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  • Economist Nariai Osamu looks at the four issues Japan urgently needs to address as it moves toward recovery: providing support for disaster victims, establishing a plan for reconstruction, calming international fears over the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, and addressing the shortfall in the power supply.

    Four Priorities for Reconstruction

    Economist Nariai Osamu looks at the four issues Japan urgently needs to address as it moves toward recovery: providing support for disaster victims, establishing a plan for reconstruction, calming international fears over the nuclear crisis in Fukushima, and addressing the shortfall in the power supply.

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  • Economist Nariai Osamu considers the fiscal policies Japan that needs to introduce to address the impact of the earthquake on the Japanese economy.

    Grasping the Nettle on Public Finances

    Economist Nariai Osamu considers the fiscal policies Japan that needs to introduce to address the impact of the earthquake on the Japanese economy.

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