Category: News

If you’re not reading Evan Osnos’ “Letter from China” blog in the New Yorker, you should be. For much of the past two decades, the obstacles facing foreign entrepreneurs have been structural: bureaucratic delays, restrictions on moving foreign currency, and …

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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 …

Japan turning around? Read More »

One day before US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s speech on Internet freedom, the New America Foundation has hosted a panel discussion on Chinese censorship of the Internet with Alex Ross of the State Department, Rebecca MacKinnon of the Open …

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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

Last week Hiroko Tabuchi’s article in the NYT, Rising Debt a Threat to Japanese Economy, painted a pretty grim picture of Japan’s significant debt and what that could mean to the future of Japan. What many may not have seen …

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