John Neuffer

Recent Articles By The Author

Objections Swell Over Obuchi's Handling of Economy

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

Obuchi Going It Alone

And the opposition's ongoing boycott of parliament isn't necessarily a bad thing for the Japanese economy.

Obuchi's Deficit-Spending Program Faces Growing Protest

But public concern is not yet great enough to force a new push for reform.

Japan's Lawmakers Backpedal on Reforms

In actions at the end of 1999, old political and bureaucratic concerns appeared to re-emerge.

Obuchi's Millennium Resolutions

The prime minister vows to fudge on his promises and cut down on the pizza.