A Message from His Majesty The Emperor
View the message delivered by His Majesty the Emperor to the people of Japan on March 16.
An Economist’s View Archive
Posted on 2011/08/30The 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.
Posted on 2011/06/16Prime 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.
Posted on 2011/06/02Who 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.
Posted on 2011/05/26These 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.
Posted on 2011/04/21Economist 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.
Posted on 2011/04/08Economist Nariai Osamu considers the fiscal policies Japan that needs to introduce to address the impact of the earthquake on the Japanese economy.