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By Takatoshi Ito - Dec 27,2022
TOKYO — On December 20, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) decided to raise its ceiling on ten-year government bond yields from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.
By Takatoshi Ito - Jan 17,2022
KYO  —  Former US President Donald Trump’s isolationist and protectionist “America First” policies seriously damaged America and its global leadership role.
By Takatoshi Ito - Dec 22,2021
TOKYO — Public debt has soared since the 2008 financial crisis, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the International Monetary Fund, the ratio of public debt to GDP in advanced economies increased from around 70 per cent in 2007 to 124 per cent in 2020.
By Takatoshi Ito - Nov 22,2021
TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida survived the general election on October 31, which came just weeks after his arrival in office as the new leader of the nation.
By Takatoshi Ito - Jun 16,2021
TOKYO — In 2020, Asia — especially East Asia — was often touted as a model of effective pandemic response. While Western countries endured harsh lockdowns and soaring infection and death rates, Asian countries largely kept the coronavirus under control.


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