Year: 2010

Translation of an interview with legendary Japanese game designer, Keiji Inafune, where he announces his resignation from Capcom. If anyone doubts that Japan’s “soft power” is in jeopardy, this is an important data point. KI: Even when I submitted my …

Translation of Keiji Inafune’s Capcom departure interview – NeoGAF Read More »

Very sobering. All of this is very familiar if you studied Japan in the ’90s. In fact, we’re [USA] doing worse than the Japanese did. Our monetary policy is a bit more aggressive, but our fiscal policy has been less …

Jan Hatzius and Paul Krugman on Japan’s lost decade Read More »

Thus Japan’s 20-year malaise has been a comedy of policy errors. Listening to people like ex-bank governor Mieno and veteran politician/finance bureaucrat Kaoru Yosano gives a big hint why, i.e., there is a severe lack of critical thinking and a …

Takeaway From Japan’s 20-Year Malaise Read More »

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