Tag Archives: Japan

Geostrategy After the Deadlock in U.S.-North-Korean Relations

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org George Friedman, the head of the ‘private CIA’ firm Stratfor, issued a report on March 5th, “After Hanoi: North Korea, the US and Japan”, and it said: The strategy since World War II, built … Continue reading

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Japan, Inc.: Optimized to 1960, Stumbling in the 21st Century

When everything’s going great, nobody questions the nation’s core institutions:they must be doing a great job because everything’s going great. The temptation to extend positive expansion to the moon is ever-present. Take Japan’s “boost phase” of credit, banking and corporate … Continue reading

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Japan: A Future of Stagnation

One of our longtime friends in Japan just sold the family business. The writing was on the wall, and had been for the past decade: fewer customers, with less money, and no end of competition for the shrinking pool of … Continue reading

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Lessons from Japan: Decades of Decay, Unavoidable Collapse

Japan’s fiscal and monetary extremes are in the news again: this time it’s the Bank of Japan’s extraordinarily large ownership of Japanese stocks, a policy intended to boost “investor sentiment” and prop up sagging equity valuations: The Tokyo Whale Is … Continue reading

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The Most Criminal Treaty in History Is Finally Presented for Signing

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As of 5 October 2015, a super-secret 12-nation treaty called TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is set to be signed by the 12 nations, and the terms of this massive international contract will be kept … Continue reading

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