05/16/99 - 08:40 AM EDT
Comments from Japanese politicians suggest they're up, up and away. But expect the trial balloons to come down to earth when it comes to an extra budget.
05/13/99 - 04:10 PM EDT
The new Treasury secretary may be a bit rowdy for Japanese diplomats, but his skepticism about structural reform will suit them just fine.
05/02/99 - 12:17 AM EDT
But will he have the last laugh?