Japan's younger Watanabes seek more diverse portfolios
For years, Japan’s retail currency investors were known as “Mrs Watanabes”, a reference to the metaphorical housewife who invests family savings mostly in foreign exchange. Now, a younger generation of women is looking at a wider asset range in which to park investments.
Japan an underdeveloped country for women
Among the 149 countries covered in the latest world gender gap index, Japan’s position improved slightly from 114th a year ago to 110th.
Businesses sound alarm as U.K. says prepare for no-deal Brexit
Electronics firm Sony announced this week that it will move its European headquarters from London to Amsterdam to avoid potential customs complications after Britain leaves the EU.
The global decline of Japanese universities
Chinese universities are making great strides, while Japanese institutions are performing poorly..
Why China clings to state capitalism
According to Nicholas Lardy's new book, China's slowdown is mainly due to two factors: a declining trade surplus and the misguided decision to favor state-owned firms, which he regards as monstrously inefficient.
Denied bail in Japan, ex-chief isn’t alone
Ruling on Carlos Ghosn highlights harsh policies for those who assert innocence.
Addressing Japan's demographic problems
What is the most fundamental challenge confronting Japan? It must be the policy steps addressing the declining number of births in this country.
Risks and chances for Japan's economy
2019 is indeed full of major events. It is a year in which Japan needs to be closely watched both politically and economically.
Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia’s Sunda Strait
Photos: Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia’s Sunda Strait.
China's water crisis
Forget geopolitics, water scarcity shapes up as the biggest threat to China's rise.
Bamboo house for Manila slums.
Bamboo house for Manila slums wins top prize in future cities contest.
China's fatal pig virus
Can China, the world’s biggest pork producer, contain a fatal pig virus? Scientists fear the worst.
Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio razed
Ai Weiwei's Beijing studio razed by Chinese authorities.
Winnie the Pooh banned in China
Winnie the Pooh movie Christopher Robin banned in China after comparison to President Xi Jinping.
Forty years on, a sense of history gives way to alarm
Experts gathered in Canberra last week to pool their views about China’s forty-year record of economic reform, but Donald Trump’s trade war pushed its way to centrestage
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