Publication: Nikkei Business

Why Women Will Shape Japan’s Furture

29.07.19 Publication:

Women will determine the future of Japan’s economy and of many Japanese businesses. That is the proposition I have put forward in a new book which was...

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The surprising resilience of global economic growth

01.06.19 Publication:

This was supposed to be the year of the global economic slowdown, led by the United States and Europe. More than 10 years after those regions’ recovery from...

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Trade and Trump

19.05.18 Publication:

During President Donald Trump’s first year in the White House, an English saying was often invoked when analysing the gap between what he said and what he...

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Human Capital

01.02.18 Publication:

What is Japan’s biggest economic problem, or at least weakness, as we look ahead towards the 2020s and 2030s? A lot of people have favourite answers to...

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Japan’s crisis of quality and trust

17.11.17 Publication:

We all make mistakes. That simple statement is as true of companies as it is of human beings, and should be kept in mind when we try to assess the impact of...

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Japan´s crisis of quality and trust

17.11.17 Publication:

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The importance of women for Japan

29.09.17 Publication:

What is Prime Minister Abe’s plan for “womenomics” all about and can it really ever amount to anything meaningful in a country as conservative as Japan?...

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Better Prospects for Europe

10.07.17 Publication:

Business prospects in Europe are looking better than at any stage in the past decade. Opportunities for foreign investors look arguably the best in the...

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Why Japan is less well prepared than South Korea

01.03.17 Publication:

In the second half of the 20th century, no two countries performed better, in terms of raising citizens’ living standards, strengthening political...

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Minimum Wages

23.10.16 Publication:

On October 1st, the only government economic policy measure this year that is likely to boost the Japanese economy came into effect. It is positive, but was...

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Donald Trump’s Italian prototype

09.05.16 Publication:

Here is a good principle when thinking about the US presidential election in November of this year: hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. It is...

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2020 Olympics

21.03.16 Publication:

Are you expecting Tokyo´s Olympic Games in 2020 to bring a big economic benefit to the nation? Plenty of people seem to be hoping that it will bring such a...

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Emerging Markets

25.01.16 Publication:

The year has begun with falling stockmarkets, falling oil prices and falling forecasts about growth in the world economy. What should international businesses...

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Terrorism

23.11.15 Publication:

Terrorist atrocities are always a shock, whenever and wherever they happen. That is their purpose. On Friday November 13th I was in London attending a dinner...

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2016 Special Issue

05.11.15 Publication:

From my perspective, one of the most important events of next year will be an event that we do not even yet know for sure whether it will take place in 2016,...

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The case for a carbon tax

19.10.15 Publication:

There are many uncertainties in economic and political life. But here at least are two things I thought were certainties in Japan. One is that the government...

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China’s political contradictions

22.08.15 Publication:

What is really happening in China? That is now one of the most important questions for global businesses, which especially includes Japanese exporters and the...

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China´s political contradictions

22.08.15 Publication:

What is really happening in China? That isnow one of the most important questions for global businesses, which especially includes Japanese exporters and the...

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The myth of deflation in Japan

29.06.15 Publication:

What do you think is the biggest danger facing Abenomics? My answer is that the biggest danger is that Abenomics’ monetary arrow might succeed too...

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A Golden Age of Journalism with Drawbacks

02.03.15 Publication:

We in the media often write, with enthusiasm, about disruptive technological innovation, about the way in which new ideas and new technologies have forced many...

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Is English Enough?

09.01.15 Publication:

There are several nations that call themselves “the lucky country”, most notably Australia. But in today’s world of global business, that title might...

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Much More Than Mount Fuji

07.11.14 Publication:

I have often been puzzled why beautiful countries seem so indifferent about tourism. Italy is one: perhaps because it has combined a good climate, wonderful...

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Japan’s Labour Dilemma

22.09.14 Publication:

The most fashionable topic in economics right now is labour markets. That’s quite a change: nobody has paid much attention to labour for many years. But in...

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Japan´s Labour Dilemma

22.09.14 Publication:

The most fashionable topic in economics right now is labour markets. That’s quite a change: nobody has paid much attention to labour for many...

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