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Sober Look: FOMC members fret over deflation risks

FOMC members fret over deflation risks. Some FOMC members continue to focus on the historically low inflation levels in the US (see post). They are worried about repeating the Japan experience of being stuck in a  … [...]

Sober Look: The clock is ticking on Abe to implement labor reform …

In their recent report Barclays Capital researchers suggested that Japan's prolonged deflation has at least in part been driven by demographics. For years Japan's “wage curve's” shape has been highly unusual relative to  … [...]

Japan News This Week 6 May 2012 | Japan Visitor Blog – Tokyo …

Japan News. Fighting Deflation , Japan's Central Bank Expands Asset Purchases New York Times Japanese man delighted tsunami Harley has been found. BBC We Japanese Americans must not forget our wartime … [...]