Japan: Breaking a Wave of Economic Collapse (Part 2)

January 29, 2013

Japan has always been impressive, utilizing its innovations and technological developments to dominate in an information age. This is Part II of II in which the author is perusing Japan's prospects of increasing economic prosperity along with the need for urgent political and fiscal...

Japan: Breaking a Wave of Economic Collapse (Part 1)

January 21, 2013

Japan’s post-World War Two economy has always been described as one of the most robust and progressive of the modern era. However, recent political troubles, volatile economic circumstances, and natural disasters have forced a more critical examination of the future of Japan. The great Mount...

Japan: A Sinking Economy in the Land of the Rising Sun (Part 3/3)

January 14, 2013

In the last part of this series, Vaclav Smil further discusses the rise and fall of many of Japan’s famous manufacturing companies in the light of Japan’s economic performance over the past two decades In 2007 Japan’s global trade surplus reached about $83bn and despite the subsequent...

Japan: A Sinking Economy in the Land of the Rising Sun (Part 2/3)

January 06, 2013

Vaclav Smil discusses Japan’s economic challenges with particular reference to the rise and fall of many of its famous manufacturing companies. Domestic debt ownership has obvious advantages. Above all it allows the country's government finance to be isolated from the outside world and to keep...