Category: Japan

There’s so much to be angry about with the Hatoyama exit and this exit interview just makes me mad all over again. The DPJ had a historic opportunity, the end of the 50-year rule of the LDP, and the chosen …

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Lengthy and very positive profile of Uniqlo in New York Magazine. Uniqlones: Seemingly out of nowhere, their cheap, skinny rainbow-colored basics became a kind of New York uniform. Just how did the Japanese discount brand become the hottest retailer in …

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Excellent piece in BoF re: Abercrombie’s attempt to launch in Japan. Marx goes over all the key areas (so many!) where Abercrombie is failing in Japan. TOKYO, Japan — After several years of “will they or won’t they” speculation, American …

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Two unrelated news pieces from Business Week today caught my eye: Japan Is Best Investment Idea for 2010, Wien Says Japanese stocks may be the best bet among the world’s biggest markets in 2010 as the economy improves, according to …

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Richard Katz of The Oriental Economist provides a counter-argument to the mainstream worries about Japanese government debt. I’m leaning more towards Katz but am looking for more guidance. Now Is Not the Time to Fret About Tokyo’s Debts