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Objections Swell Over Obuchi's Handling of Economy

02/20/00 - 12:15 AM EST

In Neuffer's last column for TSC, he outlines the challenges the Japanese prime minister faces in the months ahead.

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Can Japan's New Chief Financial Watchdog Keep Economic Crisis at Bay?

10/10/99 - 12:10 AM EDT

Obuchi's replacement of rabid reformer Hakuo Yanagisawa with the conservative Michio Ochi as head of the FRC leaves many to wonder whether aggressive reform policies will be rolled back.

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Japan's Ministry of Finance Can't Strong-Arm the BOJ Into Loosening Its Grip on the Yen

09/26/99 - 03:22 PM EDT

The Bank of Japan refused to expand the money supply despite overbearing -- some might say, hubristic -- pressure from the once-powerful MOF.

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Racing Ahead: Japan's GDP Upswing Bodes Well for Obuchi's Re-Election

09/12/99 - 12:10 AM EDT

Prime Minister Obuchi continues to fend off opponents by putting the fiscal-stimulus pedal to the metal of Japan's economy.

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Behind the Screen: Death-Tax Cut in Japan Gets New Lease on Life

08/29/99 - 12:10 AM EDT

Prime Minister Obuchi wants Japan's parliament to consider slashing Japan's hefty inheritance tax to free up more money for investment.

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Behind the Screen: Dishing up U.S.-Japan Trade Friction a la 'Frankenfoods'

08/15/99 - 12:15 AM EDT

By finalizing a proposal to mandate the labeling of genetically modified foods, the Japanese government may have sparked a major trade dispute with the U.S.

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Japan's Obuchi Can't Coast Yet

08/01/99 - 03:38 PM EDT

The prime minister has had a successful first year, but still faces formidable hurdles if the economic recovery is to continue.

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Obuchi's Robust Fiscal Policy to Stay Intact With New Alliance

07/18/99 - 12:00 PM EDT

The Japanese premier's alliance with Komeito means he can continue with his policies virtually unopposed in the Diet.

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Pensionitis Delays Recovery in Japan

07/04/99 - 11:00 AM EDT

Desperately needed public pension reforms are likely to be set back by a battle of political wills.

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Jobs First, Then Pork for Japan

06/13/99 - 12:10 AM EDT

Obuchi may push Japan further into the red -- and fulfill his dream of becoming a two-term prime minister.

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Obuchi Economic Therapy Better Than Previous Cures

05/30/99 - 12:18 AM EDT

Some of the Japanese prime minister's competitiveness proposals look strikingly similar to American ideas from years ago.

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