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Japan's economy and monetary policy – Bank for International …

Haruhiko Kuroda: Japan's economy and monetary policy – toward overcoming deflation . Speech by Mr Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan , at a meeting held by the. Naigai Josei Chousa Kai (Research Institute  … [...]

Catharsis Ours: Japan machine orders implode massively ….. order …

The purchases are starting to have some impact, as Japan is slowly pulling out of its nasty deflationary hole. The latest CPI (ex food and energy) is still negative, but not nearly as bad as it was a couple of years [...]

The tectonic plates are moving beneath the Japanese markets

These deficits have been almost entirely financed by Japanese institutions, content to own JGBs yielding 1% or less, because the deflation still gave them reasonable real returns. The yen has benefited from these real returns, … [...]

Intro to Economics #6 – Inflation and Deflation (LearnEconomicsNow.com)

Alex Merced discusses what is Inflation and Deflation Learn more at [...]

Fisher and Minsky on debt deflation « Financial Stability News

The 1933 Econometrica article by Fisher on debt deflation is a classic. If you haven't read it already, read it now. But you might then also read Hyman Minsky's take on the same story (from 1982). [...]