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American perception of Japanese economic power in 1989

Signal, a newsletter from Eurasia Group, stated that Back in 1989, 68 percent of Americans considered the economic power of Japan to be the most serious “threat to the future of the United States,” ...
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Why is JPY considered a “safe currency”?

When the economic prospect around the world feels getting worse and/or getting higher uncertainty, usually the value of JPY is getting higher, because investors are said to start to buy JPY to shelter ...
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What Level of Government Debt to GDP Ratio is Sustainable?

I was reading that Japan has a debt to gdp ratio of 240pc and I cannot understand why this has not left the country "bankrupt"? From looking at this like an ordinary person this level would be ...
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Are there studies on the impact of the closing of military bases on islands, especially Okinawa

According to a study in the Journal of Defense and Peace Economics on the economic impact of base closures "base adjustments have only a marginal impact on the local community in which the bases are ...
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Why is GDP growth so important that central banks are trying to impose negative interest rate?

BoJ just announced its negative interest rate policy in an effort to drag Japanese out of a deflationary mindset and hoping to shift the demand curve to boost the economy. However, my question is, if ...
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Economic impacts of a declining population

In the article “Japan’s population problem” in The Japan Time, Hugh Cortazzi write: Japanese leaders and Japanese people generally are well aware of their nation’s demographic challenges. The ...