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Abenomics dreigt Abe-non-ics te worden, alles loopt mis in Japan

Abenomics dreigt Abe-non-ics te worden, alles loopt mis in Japan | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
De Japanse centrale bank heeft hoog spel gespeeld, maar ze lijkt uiteindelijk de strijd te verliezen.
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Rakuten CEO quits government panel, criticizes failed Abenomics

Rakuten CEO quits government panel, criticizes failed Abenomics | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Rakuten Inc's Chief Executive Officer Hiroshi Mikitani has quit a government panel that gives key advice to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying their "Abenomics" is actually stifling the economic ref...
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TPP talks fail to meet year-end deadline for deal

TPP talks fail to meet year-end deadline for deal | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Talks on forming a huge U.S.-led Pacific free trade area will resume next month after the 12 prospective members Tuesday…
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De onderhandelingen over de TPP zijn nog altijd aan de gang, en ook dit jaar hebben ze geen deal kunnen sluiten voor de deadline, eind 2013. Eerder in 2012 werd ook de deadline niet gehaald. Het sluiten van deze deal, is belangrijk voor de derde pijler van Abenomics, het doorvoeren van structurele hervormingen. 

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Japan's rising inflation and output a boost for Abenomics

Japan's rising inflation and output a boost for Abenomics | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Consumer inflation in Japan accelerated to a five-year high last month and a narrower price measure increased at its fastest pace in 15 years, more evidence that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive policies are forging an escape from deflation....
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Een analyse over welke positieve effecten de maatregelen van Abe hebben gehad. Deze worden echter wel bekritiseerd en meerdere economen menen dat deze maatregelen enkel op korte termijn effect hebben. 

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Abenomics Hits Headwinds

Abenomics Hits Headwinds | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Japan is expected to report this week that its economic-revival experiment hit a speed bump over the summer, but that doesn't necessarily mean Abenomics is faltering.
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Dit artikel geeft een analyse van de huidige, niet niet zo effectief als verwachte effecten van de Abenomics, en verbindt deze met de afhankelijkheid van export en opkomende concurrerende landen.

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Japan economy slows as 'Abenomics' boost fades

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Een korte observatie over de daling van de groei het voorbije kwartaal (Juli- September).

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Osaka citizens take to the streets to protest against racism

Osaka citizens take to the streets to protest against racism | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
In the wake of the recent protests that have sprung up in Tokyo and Osaka, spearheaded by anti-Korean organizations like the Zaitokukai that sought to further alienate minority populations in Japan...
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Anti-Korean rally in Shin-Okubo turns ugly; several suspects held

Anti-Korean rally in Shin-Okubo turns ugly; several suspects held | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
The latest in a spate of anti-Korean demonstrations in Tokyo's Shin-Okubo district turned into an ugly melee Sunday between two rival groups, resulting in eight arrests, including the leader of ...
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Court bans rightists' hate speech, rallies

Court bans rightists' hate speech, rallies | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
The Kyoto District Court ordered anti-Korean activists Monday to pay damages for disrupting classes at a Korean school by staging demonstrations during which they used hate speech, and banned them ...
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No place for hate speech

No place for hate speech | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
In demonstrations repeatedly held in Tokyo's Shin-Okubo district, home to many Korean shops and restaurants, participants have shouted threatening words such as 'Kill both good and bad Koreans,' 'Koreans, get ...
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Number of elderly households in Japan hits record high in 2012

Number of elderly households in Japan hits record high in 2012 | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
The number of elderly households marked a record high of 10,241,000 in 2012, a government survey showed Thursday, another sign of the graying of Japanese society. The figure accounted ...
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OECD urges Japan to raise female employment

OECD urges Japan to raise female employment | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Japan should work to increase employment opportunities for women as it's working-age population dwindles, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reiterated. In the Employment Outlook 2013 report released Tuesday, ...
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Politicians silent on curbing hate speech

Politicians silent on curbing hate speech | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Calls in the Diet for legislation to curb hate speech targeting foreign residents of Japan are being made even as the issue barely registers on the campaign trail for the ...
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Not so happy birthday: Abenomics ages, challenges remain

Not so happy birthday: Abenomics ages, challenges remain | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - A year after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took financial markets by storm with promises to revive the moribund Japanese economy, data showed growth slowed sharply and that his Abenomics...
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The TPP Stall: More Abenomics Doubts?

The TPP Stall: More Abenomics Doubts? | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
When Japan joined talks for a pan-Pacific free-trade bloc earlier this year, the move was hailed as a sign that Tokyo might be serious about reforming its economy, but those initial hopes are fading as the negotiations stall.
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¥5.5 trillion extra 2013 budget for stimulus OK'd

¥5.5 trillion extra 2013 budget for stimulus OK'd | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet on Thursday approved a ¥5.5 trillion supplementary budget for fiscal 2013 to fund a stimulus package designed to minimize the negative impact of next spring's ...
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Op 11 december 2013 is het aanvullend budget van 5.5 biljoen euro goedgekeurd, om de negatieve effecten veroorzaakt door de verhoging van de consumententax op te kunnen vangen. 

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Corp Profits Bask in ‘Abenomics’ Glow — For Now

Corp Profits Bask in ‘Abenomics’ Glow — For Now | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
With the yen's weakening appearing to have run its course, can Japanese companies sustain their impressive performance through the remainder of the fiscal year?
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Een analyse over de positieve effecten van Abenomics op de bedrijven. Het concludeert echter met de twijfel of de daling van de waarde van de yen op lange termijn geen problemen kan vormen.

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OECD Tells Japan: ‘No More Fiscal Stimulus After 2014!’

OECD Tells Japan: ‘No More Fiscal Stimulus After 2014!’ | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development warns Tokyo it should avoid any additional stimulus beyond what is already planned if it cares about its fiscal health.
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De OECD geeft advies aan Japan; een verhoging van de belasting is oke, maar andere fiscale stimulansen zijn niet aan te bevelen.

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Far-right activist says police complicit in hate groups against Koreans

Far-right activist says police complicit in hate groups against Koreans | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Kunio Suzuki, a member of the far-right organization Issuikai, said that Japan's police are also responsible for the rise of hate protests against Koreans. He refers particularly to a group called ...
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Kyoto court rules anti-Korean rallies as hate speech, orders activists to compensate school $120K

Kyoto court rules anti-Korean rallies as hate speech, orders activists to compensate school $120K | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
The Kyoto District Court has made a landmark ruling on a lawsuit filed by a Korean school against activists who organized rallies outside the school. The court has ordered the anti-Korean activists...
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Penalizing hate speech

Penalizing hate speech | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
The Kyoto District Court on Oct. 7 ordered an anti-Korean group, Zaitokukai, and activists to pay some ¥12 million in damages to a pro-Pyongyang school in Kyoto for disrupting classes ...
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Rally against hate speech

Rally against hate speech | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
The message of nearly 2,000 people marching through Shinjuku, in Tokyo, last Sunday was strong and direct — stop hate speech and learn to get along. The protest march, dubbed ...
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Japan's population falls by record level

Japan's population falls by record level | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Japan's population fell by a record 0.22 percent to 127.515 million as of last Oct. 1, while people aged 65 or older surpassed the 30 million mark for the first ...
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Rallies dent business in Koreatown

Rallies dent business in Koreatown | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Ultranationalist rallies targeted at residents and businesses in the capital's Koreatown district have cast a dark shadow over the once-thriving area. Sales at a Korean restaurant in ...
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Reform plan no remedy for health care

Reform plan no remedy for health care | Socio-economic issues of Japan | Scoop.it
Japan has been resorting to patchwork reforms over the past decade to prevent the health care system from collapsing as a rapidly graying society demands more funds from an ever-shrinking ...
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